Average Unit-Size Density Incentive Program Amendments
The Average Unit-Size Density Incentive Program was adopted by City Council in July 2013, for a limited duration, to provide for new multi-unit residential development, particularly rental housing. The Program allows for increased densities based on unit size, with greater densities available for smaller average unit sizes. Additionally, the Program includes reduced parking, setbacks, and open space to further encourage construction of multi-unit residential development projects. The Program is nearing the end of its initial trial period and staff is proposing changes to the Program that will be considered by the City Council at the Joint City Council/Planning Commission Special Meeting.
In response to input from decision-makers, staff, developers, and the general public on the Program, substantive amendments are proposed, including changes to density and parking requirements. On November 14, the City Council will receive public comment, discuss the Planning Commission’s recommended multi-unit housing amendments, and give direction to staff.
Joint City Council/Planning Commission
Thursday, November 14, 2019
8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
David Gebhard Meeting Room
630 Garden Street
The agenda, staff report, and exhibits will be available by the end of the day on Thursday, November 7th at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/CouncilVideos. Additional information and background material is available at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/AUD_amendments.
You are invited to attend this hearing and address your verbal comments. Written comments are welcome and should be submitted prior to the hearing by mail to City Clerk, P.O. Box 1990, Santa Barbara, CA 93102; or by email at SGorman@SantaBarbaraCA.gov.
This work effort is being conducted by the Planning Division of the Community Development Department. For questions, please contact Jessica Metzger, AICP, at AUD@SantaBarbaraCA.gov or (805) 564-5470 ext. 4582.