The proposed project consists of an update to the Housing Element for the 2023–2031 planning period, an update to the Safety Element, the establishment of Environmental Justice Policies (Community Health Policies), and Housing Element implementation programs including changing General Plan land use designations of specific sites, revising General Plan land use designations, rezoning specific sites, and changing zoning regulations to address the requirements of the 6th Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) cycle. This included creating the Residential High Density Limited (20.1 – 24.0 units per acre) General Plan land use designation.
The City Council implemented Housing Element Programs HE-9, HE-15, HE18(a), and HE-18(b), adopted the Residential High Density Limited (RHL) zoning district, and amended Title 14 of the Municipal Code to change the Zoning Map for various affected properties throughout the City of Vacaville. The proposed project is intended to accommodate the City’s RHNA obligation of 2,595 dwelling units (DUs), plus approximately 25 percent (approximately 649 DUs) to comply with Senate Bill (SB) 166 (No Net Loss) requirements, for an overall goal of 3,244 DUs.
The 2023 Safety Element Update incorporates climate adaptation and resiliency strategies as required by SB 379 (Government Code 65302(g)(4)). The proposed Community Health Policies promote environmental justice within the City consistent with the goals of SB 1000.