SCH Number 2021060358
- San Francisco Housing Element 2022 Update
- The San Francisco Planning Commission is proposing to update the 2014 housing element of the San Francisco General Plan. The environmental impact report has been prepared to evaluate the impacts on the environment that could result from adoption and implementation of the San Francisco Housing Element 2022 Update (housing element update or proposed action). The housing element update is mandated by state law, Government Code section 65583. The housing element update establishes goals, policies, and actions to address the existing and projected housing needs of San Francisco. The goals, policies, and actions are required to plan for the regional housing targets allocated to San Francisco by regional agencies for 2023 to 2031 and to meet future housing demand in San Francisco. The housing element update would modify the policies of the general plan’s housing element. It would not implement specific changes to existing land use controls (e.g., zoning) or approve any physical development (e.g., construction of housing or infrastructure). As such, the proposed action would not result in any direct physical changes to the environment, but would result in reasonably foreseeable indirect changes. Specifically, the department assumes that adoption of the housing element update would lead to future actions, such as planning code amendments to increase height limits along transit corridors and to modify density controls in low-density areas that are primarily located on the west and north sides of the city, designation of housing sustainability districts, and approval of development projects consistent with the goals, policies, and actions of the housing element update. Under the proposed action, the San Francisco Planning Department projects approximately 150,000 housing units would be constructed in San Francisco by 2050, compared to 2020 conditions. The San Francisco Planning Department projects approximately 102,000 housing units would be constructed by 2050 under the existing 2014 housing element. In other words, the department predicts that approximately 50,000 more housing units would be constructed by 2050 if the housing element update is adopted compared with the development anticipated under the existing 2014 housing element.
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