AB 2011: Housing Development on Commercially Zoned Sites
AB 2011 allows for ministerial, by-right approval for affordable housing on commercially-zoned lands, and also allows such approvals for mixed-income housing along commercial corridors, as long as projects meet specified affordability, labor, and environmental criteria. The bill also requires that all projects seeking approval under its provisions ensure all construction workers earn prevailing wages and receive health benefits. AB 2011 takes effect July 1, 2023.
AB 2234: Timelines for Post-Entitlement Permits
AB 2234 borrows familiar aspects of the Permit Streamlining Act process and applies those standards to define “post-entitlement housing development permits” such as building permits, demolition permits and permits for minor or standard excavation, grading or off-site improvements. Public agencies must publish formal application checklists for post-entitlement housing development permits, as well as examples of complete applications for specific types of housing developments. Local agencies must respond within 15 business days after an agency receives an application by identifying any specific information from the published checklist that was missing from the application, or else the application becomes “deemed complete.” AB 2234 provides that a local agency’s failure to comply with the specified timelines is a violation of the Housing Accountability Act (HAA), exposing the local agency to the attorney’s fees, mandamus relief and potential fines provided by the HAA.
AB 2097: No Parking Minimums within Half-Mile of Public Transit
This law prohibits public agencies from imposing minimum parking requirements on residential, commercial or other development projects located within a half-mile of public transit. Public agencies may only impose parking minimums on such projects if the agency can make certain written findings that the inability to impose parking requirements would have substantial negative impacts on 1) a jurisdiction’s ability to meet its regional housing needs for low-income and very low-income households; 2) a jurisdiction’s ability to meet special housing needs for the elderly or persons with disabilities; 3) existing residential or commercial parking facilities located within a half-mile of the housing development project.
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