City of Berkeley Housing Element Update

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Berkeley
Document Title
City of Berkeley Housing Element Update
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
N/A - Project covers entire city of Berkeley
Document Description
The proposed project consists of a comprehensive update to the Housing Element and related edits to the City’s General Plan Land Use Element and Berkeley Municipal Code. The goals, policies, and actions in the Housing Element are required to meet Berkeley’s Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation. The City has determined that rezoning is not needed to meet the RHNA. However, recent development activity suggests current zoning does not deliver the level of deed-restricted affordable housing and economic diversity that the HEU aims to achieve. Therefore, the HEU contains implementation programs and zoning policies to encourage additional housing, particularly affordable housing that supports a diversity of income levels and household types. The EIR analyzes a growth assumption of an estimated of 19,098 units throughout the city.

Contact Information

Justin Horner
Agency Name
City of Berkeley
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Citywide, Countywide, San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Entire city of Berkeley
State Highways
I-580, I-880, SR13, SR123
San Francisco Bay, several creeks

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, 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 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, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), 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, Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Other (Rezone and General Plan Element Update)
Local Actions
General Plan Update, Rezone
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, 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, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


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