Housing Element Update

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Buellton
Document Title
Housing Element Update
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
NOTE: Review Per Lead The proposed project is an update of the 2004 City of Buellton Housing Element. The Housing Element sets forth goals and policies that have been developed to encourage the preservation, production, maintenance, and improvement of housing in the City of Buellton. These goals and policies are designed to: Preserve and improve housing and neighborhoods; Promote the production of a diversity of housing; Provide adequate sites for a variety of housing types, Remove or mitigate constraints to housing investment; and Promote equal housing opportunity. The proposed Housing Element provides programs, policies and actions that together evidence the ability to meet the City's regional fair share of housing needs by the 2014. The number assigned to the City of Buellton pursuant to the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) process is 279 new dwelling units. The RHNA allocation for the 2004 Housing Element required the City to provide 536 affordable dwelling units. The current Land Use Element dedicated land sufficient to meet this requirement, and as such, the City will have sufficient land resources to achieve the new RHNA allocation for the 2009 Housing Element without the need to rezone additional land. In addition, through various implementing actions including density bonuses and application of the Affordable Housing Overlay Zone, the production of housing units in the City could exceed the City's RHNA allocation.

Contact Information

Marc P. Bierdzinski
Agency Name
City of Buellton
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
entire city
Parcel #
State Highways
101, 246
Buellton USD
Santa Ynez River, Zaca Creek, Thumbelina Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Housing and Community Development, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency
Local Actions
General Plan Update, General Plan Element
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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