Fullerton Housing Incentive Overlay Zone (HIOZ) Program


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Fullerton
Document Title
Fullerton Housing Incentive Overlay Zone (HIOZ) Program
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The Program would apply to 759 parcels with existing underlying zoning designations that do not currently allow for residential uses.
Document Description
The Program would create an overlay zone that would allow a property owner to develop multi-family housing on a parcel with a non-residential underlying zoning classification in exchange for providing a specified percentage of deed-restricted affordable housing units. The Program would apply an overlay zone to 759 parcels across the City totaling 593 acres.

Contact Information

Chris Schaefer, AICP
Agency Name
City of Fullerton
Job Title
Planning Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Citywide, Southern California
Cross Streets
Various parcels throughout Fullerton
Total Acres

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, South Coast Region 5 (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 12 (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, Santa Ana Region 8 (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 Drinking Water, District 8, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Residential (Est. standards for housing development on non-res. zones)(Units 35611, Acres 593)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, General Plan Element, Rezone, Public hearings, Planning Commission actions, City Council actions
Project Issues
Air Quality, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems
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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