COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

Eva Choi

Mailing Address: 2200 Huntington Drive San Marino, CA 91108 P (626) 300-0713 echoi@cityofsanmarino.org Hours: Monday - Thursday: 7AM - 5PM Friday: 7AM - 11AM staff directory

2021-2029 Housing Element


2021 Housing Element Update

The City of San Marino is currently updating its Housing Element for the 2021 to 2029 period. State law requires each city to update its Housing Element every eight (8) years and submit it for certification to the State. The update process started in November of 2020 when the City engaged housing consultant, 4Leaf, Inc., to spearhead the update.

A major portion of the update is the Reginal Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA), this document estimates each region’s housing needs at all price levels based on the existing population plus its projected growth over the next eight (8) years. The Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) determines the housing needs for each region. The total units estimated for the entire Southern California region are then distributed to each City by the Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG).  

For more information on the RHNA allocation methodology and process, please visit the SCAG’s RHNA page here: https://scag.ca.gov/rhna

The draft allocation for the City of San Marino’s 6th Cycle (2021 to 2029 period) is 399 units. The City is not required to construct additional housing units or issue building permits to meet the RHNA allocation. The allocation is a planning goal, not a construction quota. The City is required to evaluate land use patterns, development regulations and challenges, and identify potentially developable land through site analysis at the parcel level to demonstrate how the City plans to accommodate the City’s RHNA allocation.

Following the community survey, a series of public forums (these will likely be held online due to the ongoing pandemic) and discussions will be held to ensure that the City’s approach aligns with the needs, desires, and goals of the community. The forums will help us meet the community’s goals and address the State’s housing mandate. A draft document will be reviewed by the Planning Commission and presented to the City Council for approval after public hearings.  The public is encouraged to participate throughout the process. If you have any questions or would like to provide comments on the Housing Element update, please email: housingelement@cityofsanmarino.org


IMPORTANT UPDATES

The Administrative Draft 2021-2029 Housing Element was recently presented to the City Council at its July 14, 2021 meeting, during which the Council provided comments and thoughts on the administrative draft. 

The City’s Housing Consultant has updated the administrative draft based on comments received from City Council. The Draft Housing Element may be found in the link below:

REVISED Draft San Marino 6th Cycle Housing Element Update

Please feel free to submit public comments to housingelement@cityofsanmarino.org

Additionally, you can submit public comments directly to the State’s Housing and Community Development Department (HCD), the agency reviewing the Draft Housing Element, at HousingElements@hcd.ca.gov


State law requires that the Safety Element also be updated to address impacts related to climate change. For more information, please click here 

SM Safety Element in English

SM Safety Element in Spanish

SM Safety Element in Chinese

Upcoming Events
Relevant documents and public meeting notices will be posted here. If you have questions or would like to provide comments, please email: housingelement@cityofsanmarino.org

Additional Information:

WHAT IS A HOUSING ELEMENT ?

JULY 14, 2021 CITY COUNCIL WORKSHOP ON HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE 

FEBRUARY 24, 2021 PL ANNING COMMISSION WORKSHOP ON HOUSING ELEMENT UPDATE


 WORKSHOP ON HOUSING ELEMENT  POWERPOINT

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