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Published: Aug 03, 2022

Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) for 2023-2031

  • The Association of Monterey Bay Area Governments (AMBAG) together with the state of California has determined that Pacific Grove must produce 1,125 new housing units from 2023 to 2031
  • This allocation-is based on City demographic and income levels, despite the lack of private property for development or the availability of water
  • It is assumed that adequate water supply will be available to implement housing
  • ADUs, JADUs, apartments, duplexes and single-family units will all count towards this number
  • Current zoning for all areas of Pacific Grove will be evaluated for change to help the city attain its housing objectives. These changes may include:
    1. Increased density and provision of incentives for residential uses along commercial corridors
    2. Rezoning Forest Hill area to include residential uses
    3. Changes to standards and processes to encourage lot splits and smaller lots
    4. Investigate use of city-owned, church-owned, school district and select private properties for potential development
    5. Changes in R2/R3 zoning to support multi-unit and small lot development
    6. Prohibition of conversions to single family in R2, R3 and R4 zones
    7. Examine ways to increase occupancy and ADUs in Rl areas

For more detail, please access RHNA 6 Housing Element on the California Department of Housing and Community Development website.

Timing of phases in the Housing Initiative

  • Phase 1, Community education on Initiative (March to June 2022)
  • Phase 2, Creating New Housing Opportunities (July to October 2022)
    1. Evaluate rezoning strategies
    2. Evaluate affordability of housing opportunities
  • Phase 3, Completion of draft plan (January to March 2023)
    1. Public review and input of changes
  • Phase 4 Fall of 2023
    1. Planning Commission recommendation and City Council approval

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