City of San Leandro Housing Element and General Plan Update

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of San Leandro
Document Title
City of San Leandro Housing Element and General Plan Update
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Various land use/zoning designations (residential, commercial, etc.)
Document Description
The City is preparing an update to its Housing Element as mandated by the State. To that end, the City is beginning preparation of its 6th Cycle Housing Element Update, which will result in a series of Zoning Amendments to address the City’s anticipated Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) and reduce barriers to housing development. The City will also prepare related General Plan updates. The proposed Housing Element Update and related General Plan updates would constitute a change to the previously approved General Plan Update. Therefore, the Supplemental Program EIR will evaluate whether any new or substantially more severe impacts on the environment would result from the project changes, compared to the environmental impacts disclosed in the previously certified General Plan Update EIR. Due to the citywide scope of the Housing Element Update, the City determined that a Supplemental Program EIR is the appropriate CEQA document. The Housing Element is part of the City’s 2035 General Plan and presents a comprehensive set of housing goals, objectives, policies, and actions for the years 2023-2031. The Housing Element Update will be based on the City’s latest RHNA estimates, which determined that the City must plan for 3,855 residential units, plus a buffer of some number of units to ensure ongoing compliance with the No Net Loss provisions of State housing law. For the purposes of the EIR, the City will evaluate potential increases in allowable densities and units over allowable development under the existing land uses and development regulations of the General Plan. Site selection is based on an analysis of site-specific constraints, including existing and proposed zoning, access to utilities, location, development potential, density, and inclusion in a previous RHNA cycle. The Housing Element Update includes the following topics: identification of adequate housing sites; affordable housing development; preservation of existing housing; development of accessory dwelling units; special housing needs, including housing for people experiencing homelessness; fair housing and housing equity; removing or mitigating governmental constraints; and energy conservation. The Land Use Element of the General Plan will be updated to reflect new housing sites identified in the Housing Element, as needed. This will include minor changes to the land use table and map to accommodate residential land uses on the sites identified to meet the RHNA. allocation. Updates to other elements of the General Plan and Zoning Map and Zoning Code Amendments will occur as needed.

Contact Information

Avalon Schultz
Agency Name
City of San Leandro
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Darcy Kremin
Agency Name
Rincon Consultants
Job Title
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


San Leandro
Citywide, Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
East 14th Street and Lorraine Boulevard
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
580, 880
UPRR, BNSF, Amtrak
Oakland International Airport
San Leandro Unified
San Leandro Bay

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW), 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, District 4 (DOT), 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 Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Residential (Approximate unit count. Acreage for entire City.)(Units 2000, Acres 8524.8)
Local Actions
General Plan Update
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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