City of Piedmont | Planning & Building eNewsletter excerpt
On May 3, the City Council approved a proposal from Lisa Wise Consulting (LWC) to update the Housing Element of the Piedmont General Plan. State requirements have challenged City officials to find sites and policies to promote the construction of 587 new houses and apartments by 2031.
Costs and next steps
The next Housing Element policy document and associated General Plan amendments are estimated to cost $691,000, with $172,000 earmarked for public engagement and outreach, over the next 18 to 24 months.
With approval of LWC as the lead housing consultant, the City moves forward with plans to meet the mandates set by the State of California, starting with meetings of the new Piedmont Housing Advisory Committee on May 19 and June 15, 2021.
Results of Fair Housing Survey to be presented
The May 19 and June 15 Housing Advisory Committee meetings will feature results of the citywide fair housing survey and pinnable map, which closed April 15. LWC will present analysis of Piedmonters’ ideas, design preferences, and understanding of new housing laws, as well as recommendations for guiding principles for new ways to accelerate affordable housing production.
The Piedmont community is invited to attend. The agendas and instructions for participating in the Zoom meetings, which start at 5 pm, will be posted on the city website HERE. The May and June Housing Advisory Committee meetings will be televised live on KCOM-TV, the City’s government TV station, and will be available through streaming video HERE.