Housing Element Update 2021-2029


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Monica
Document Title
Housing Element Update 2021-2029
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use

Document Description
For the proposed 6th Cycle 2021-2029 Housing Element, the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) has determined that the City’s draft regional housing needs allocation (RHNA) is 8,874 units, more than 5 times than the last cycle. The significant increase in the City’s RHNA housing number is indicative of the severity of the current housing crisis. As part of the proposed 2021-2029 Housing Element, Santa Monica must demonstrate to the State that there is available capacity within its jurisdictional boundaries to meet its targeted RHNA number. Per State requirements, the City’s proposed Housing Element would include the following components: • A detailed analysis of the City’s demographic, economic and housing characteristics. • An analysis of the barriers to producing and preserving housing. • A review of the City’s progress in implementing current housing policies and programs. • An identification of goals, objectives, and policies, in addition to a full list of programs that will implement the vision of the plan. • A list of sites (aka the Suitable Sites Inventory) that could accommodate new housing, demonstrating the City’s ability to meet the quantified housing number established in the RHNA.

Contact Information
Rachel Kwok
City of Santa Monica
Lead/Public Agency
1685 Main Street Mail Stop 28
Santa Monica, CA 90401

Phone : (310) 458-8341

City of Santa Monica
Project Applicant


Santa Monica
Los Angeles
Southern California
Other Location Info

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Residential (Units 8,874)
Local Action
General Plan Element
Project Issues
Air Quality Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Economics/Jobs Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Population/Housing Public Services Sewer Capacity Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Coastal Commission (CCC) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT) California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB) California Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy (SMMC) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation Santa Monica Bay Restoration State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)


Environmental Document
NOP Housing Element   DOCX 1232 K Summary_Form_for_Document_Submittal   PDF 578 K
Notice of Completion_signed   PDF 369 K
State Comments
2020100575_CDFW Comment   PDF 509 K 2020100575_DOT Comment   PDF 190 K 2020100575_NAHC Comment   PDF 260 K

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