City of Port Hueneme General Plan and Housing Element Update
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
multiple, as this project is an update of the General Plan including the Land Use Element and associated designations
The General Plan Update involves a comprehensive update of all elements of the existing Port Hueneme General Plan while the LCP Update involves a targeted update of that document aimed primarily at incorporating new requirements pertaining to sea level rise. All General Plan elements will be updated to reflect current conditions, requirements of Government Code Section 65302, and community preferences. Similar to the existing General Plan, the policy document will be organized into elements containing an introduction; issues identification; goals, policies, and implementation actions; and a plan narrative describing the basis for and application of the policies. The General Plan will contain the following elements: Air Quality; Circulation; Conservation, Open Space, and Environmental; Economic Development; Social Equity; Housing; Land Use; Noise; Public Safety and Facilities; Climate Action Plan (CAP) Element; and Local Coastal Program.
The Housing Element is a state-mandated part of the City’s General Plan and includes goals, policies, programs and objectives to further the development, improvement and preservation of housing in Port Hueneme in a manner that is aligned with community desires, regional growth projections, and State law. The Housing Element must address how the City will meet its housing needs, including the provision of adequate housing for residents of all income levels. State law requires update of the Housing Element every eight years. Port Hueneme’s Housing Element was last updated in 2013 to cover the 2013-2021 period and the current update will cover the 2021-2029 period.
One requirement of Housing Element is to provide adequate housing sites to provide for the City’s share of the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA), which quantifies the need for housing in every region throughout the state and is determined by the California Department of Housing and Community Development. The RHNA is mandated by state law and is meant to inform the local planning process by addressing existing and future housing needs. The Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) is responsible for allocating the RHNA to each city and county in its region, which includes Port Hueneme. The City has identified six areas to accommodate the City’s RHNA allocation, which consist of sites with existing entitlements, vacant sites, and sites that are underutilized or have the potential for redevelopment.
multiple, as the project location covers the entire city
Ventura County Railroad
Hueneme, Sunkist, Richard Bard Elementary, etc.
Tsumas Creek, Bubbling Springs
Notice of Completion
State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State 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 Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Other (General Plan and Housing Element Update)
General Plan Update, Local Coastal Program
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
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