File #: WS 23-036   
Section: Work Session Status: Agenda Ready
Meeting Body: City Council
Agenda Date: 9/12/2023 Final action:
Subject: Residential Design Standards: Draft Regulations for the Hayward Residential Design Study
Attachments: 1. Attachment I Staff Report, 2. Attachment II Proposed Section 10-1.200, Residential Districts, 3. Attachment III Ch 10, Art 1, Zoning Ord. (redline), 4. Attachment IV Ch 10, Art 2, Off-Street Parking Reg. (redline), 5. Attachment V List of Properties Proposed to be Rezoned, 6. Attachment VI Map of Properties to be Rezoned
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DATE: September 12, 2023

TO: Mayor and City Council

FROM: Development Services Director


Residential Design Standards: Draft Regulations for the Hayward Residential Design Study

That the Council provides feedback on the draft regulations for the Hayward Residential Design Study.


The Hayward Residential Design Study is a long-range planning project that will result in the development of objective residential design standards as well as zoning amendments that ensure General Plan and Zoning Ordinance consistency. At this work session, staff is requesting Council's feedback on the following proposed revisions to the Hayward Municipal Code:

* Consolidated Residential District Section. Sections 10-1.200 through 10-1.500 of the Municipal Code have been consolidated into a single section governing the four residential zoning districts: Residential Natural Preservation (RNP); Low Density Residential (RL, previously referred to as "RS" or "Single Family Residential"); Medium Density Residential (RM); and High Density Residential (RH). Within this section are new standards and revisions related to building types, setbacks, heights, lot coverage, design standards, and open space. The revised standards are aimed at facilitating new development up to the maximum allowed densities set forth in the Hayward 2040 General Plan while promoting visually attractive development that is aligned with community priorities. The new consolidated Residential District is included in its entirety as Attachment II.

* Additional changes to Chapter 10, Article 1, Zoning Ordinance. In addition to the consolidated Residential District section, further updates were made to Chapter 10, Article 1 of the Hayward Municipal Code to remove subjective standards related to residential development, align with recent State housing legislation, and complete simple "clean up" updates required by ...

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