City of Davis 2021-2029 Housing Element Update (Version 3) and General Plan Amendment and Rezone to Meet Regional Housing Needs Allocation

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Davis
Document Title
City of Davis 2021-2029 Housing Element Update (Version 3) and General Plan Amendment and Rezone to Meet Regional Housing Needs Allocation
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Various sites within the city.
Document Description
The proposed project includes the adoption of the City’s revised 6th Cycle Housing Element (2021-2029) (Version 3). The 6th Cycle Housing Element was previously adopted by the City on January 31, 2023, but has since been revised in response to a second round of comments from the California Department of Housing and Community Development. Adoption of the Housing Element requires approval of a General Plan Amendment by the City of Davis City Council. The Housing Element addresses the City’s housing needs for this planning cycle and shows how the City intends to meet the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) numbers assigned by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments (SACOG) and the State of California. The RHNA for the City of Davis includes a total of 2,075 housing units consisting of 580 very low-income, 350 low-income, 340 moderate-income, and 805 above moderate-income units. The proposed project does not include any actual physical development of housing identified in the Housing Element. However, the City proposes to revise its site inventory to identify additional sites to accommodate the (revised) shortfall of 496 lower income housing units, as discussed in the Housing Element. The City also proposes to rezone 16 sites and has identified a 753-unit capacity that exceeds the 496 dwelling unit shortfall requirement. The 16 sites would have proposed changes to their General Plan designation and Zoning. Proposed Planned Development (PD) Zoning of the sites would be either to a high density residential PD or a high density residential mixed use PD with development standards and a minimum residential requirement of 20 units per acre to meet necessary density requirements, or as an added high density overlay zoning district. Development projects consistent with the residential requirement and PD standards would be processed as an administrative design review.

Contact Information

Eric Lee
Agency Name
City of Davis, Community Development and Sustainability Department
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Various (16 sites) city-wide
Parcel #
State Highways
Interstate 80 and Hwy 113
Putah Creek
Other Location Info
various locations (16 sites) city-wide

Notice of Completion

Development Types
Other (Rezone of 16 vacant and non-vacant sites to allow housing)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, General Plan Element, 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


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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