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File #: WS 20-004   
Section: Work Session Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: Planning Commission
Agenda Date: 2/13/2020 Final action:
Subject: Review and Comment on Proposed Workplan to Incentivize Housing Production in the City of Hayward
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Staff Report, 2. Attachment II Policies to Incentivize Housing Production, 3. Attachment III Comments from Individual Interviews, 4. Attachment IV Multi-Family Market Rate Forum Comments, 5. Attachment V Brief from Convening of Infill Developers, 6. Attachment VI Comments from Review of Workplan
DATE: February 13, 2020

TO: Planning Commission

FROM: Deputy City Manager

SUBJECT
Title

Review and Comment on Proposed Workplan to Incentivize Housing Production in the City of Hayward

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RECOMMENDATION
Recommendation

That the Planning Commission reviews and comments on the proposed workplan to incentivize housing production in the City of Hayward.
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SUMMARY

The increase in Hayward's population, absent a corresponding increase in housing units, has caused rents and prices to rise as supply has failed to meet demand. On February 6, 2018, Council directed staff to evaluate barriers to development of housing as a strategy to improve housing affordability.

The purpose of this report is to receive comments from the Planning Commission on the recommended workplan designed to incentivize housing production in the City of Hayward. Staff is scheduled to seek Council approval of the work plan on March 3, 2020. Most of the topics recommended require further analysis and stakeholder work and would return to Council individually for final approval prior to implementation. The objective of the proposed workplan is to incentivize the production of both market rate and affordable housing, implement measures to meet the Regional Housing Need Assessment (RHNA) goals, establish "pro-housing" policies to ensure Hayward remains competitive for state housing funds, and improve housing affordability for Hayward residents.

Staff has evaluated policies from proposed state legislation, other jurisdictions throughout the state and country, regional planning efforts, and feedback from industry professionals. Topics include policies related to zoning and housing approvals; accessory dwelling units; impact fees and fee transparency; funding sources; public land disposition; and streamlining the approval process. Staff held multiple stakeholder meetings to solicit feedback from industry professionals. Attachment II provides a...

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