City to share proposed updates to Draft Housing Element at open house on Nov. 9

From a City of Piedmont press release on Oct. 31:

Community members can learn more about the proposed updates to the Draft Housing Element and next steps on Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 5 p.m. – 6:30 p.m at Piedmont Community Hall (711 Highland Avenue).

At the event, Planning and Building staff will share information and answer questions about:

• proposed changes to the Draft Housing Element sites inventory
• timelines for Housing Element adoption and implementation
• what to expect over the next three years as the City implements the policies and programs outlined in the Draft Housing Element

The open house will also provide information about consequences for non-compliance with state deadlines and how they impact Piedmont, including the process known as the “builder’s remedy,” which limits a city’s ability to deny applications for new development while its Housing Element is out of compliance.

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For more information about the Housing Element update process, community members can visit the city’s online hub for housing policy issues in Piedmont HERE. Staff are continually updating the site as part of the city’s ongoing effort to make the Housing Element update process more accessible.

Comments about the Housing Element can be emailed to

3 thoughts on “City to share proposed updates to Draft Housing Element at open house on Nov. 9

  1. Under these new deadlines, residents may have just a week to comment on the revised Housing Element before Council votes to approve it, presumably on 11/16. A major revelation at the the 11/9 open house will be the updated Moraga Canyon Specific Plan which could well relocate all low income housing to Blair Park. Alternatively, this updated plan may propose relocation of the Corp Yard to Blair Park to achieve better housing options at Coaches. To obtain a compliant HE by January 2023 there will be little leeway for the City to make revisions based on public comment to the 11/9 draft. It’s unfortunate that such a key yet controversial element of the HE has been left to the last minute to be resolved.

    • Diana – did you get an answer to your question? Everything I read about the 11/9 meeting indicates its in person only. I’ve seen no references to KCOM or zoom links. Can that really be?

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