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General Plan Update Status Report Presentation to HOA Presidents January 29, 2008
HOAs – Progress Report Jan. 29, 2008 Why Update the General Plan? State Law – Housing Element must be updated every 5 years; due in July 2008. State Law – Overall General Plan should be updated no less frequently than every 10 years; Current plan is 13 years old. Some aspects of the 1995 General Plan have become obsolete. Calabasas needed a plan for a brand new city in 1995; now it requires a plan for a city that is fully functional and continuing to innovate.
HOAs – Progress Report Jan. 29, 2008 What is GPAC? City Council created the General Plan Advisory Committee (GPAC) by Resolution on September 27, 2006. The purpose of the GPAC is to serve as an ad hoc, temporary, advisory body to the Planning Commission and City Council in the preparation and adoption of an updated General Plan, consistently with the California Zoning and Planning Law.
HOAs – Progress Report Jan. 29, 2008 Who are GPAC? The 20 appointed members to GPAC are as follows: –2 appointed by each Council member (10 total) –2 appointed by Council at-large –2 appointed by the Planning Commission –1 each appointed by other City Commissions (6 total)
HOAs – Progress Report Jan. 29, 2008 Staff & Consultants Rincon Consultants –Joe Power –Stephen Svete –Mike Gailketsis –Eric Justesen – RRM Design Group –Diane Bathgate - RRM Design Group City Planning Staff –Maureen Tamuri –Tom Bartlett –Isidro Figueroa Sub - Consultants –Scott Schell – ATE (Traffic) –Joyce Parker-Bozylinski (Code update) –Karen Warner (Housing)
HOAs – Progress Report Jan. 29, 2008 Progress Thus Far Phase 1: Public outreach, assessment, and land use alternatives development Phase 2: General Plan Policy/Element Development Phase 3: General Plan Update Completion Phase 4: Development Code Update Four phases over 21 months (Jan. 2007-Sept. 2008):
HOAs – Progress Report Jan. 29, 2008 Upcoming GPAC Meeting Schedule Jan. 17 Complete Land Use & Safety Elements Feb. 7 Open Space, Parks/Recreation, Conservation, & Cultural Resources Feb. 21 Circulation Element Mar. 6 Community Design Element Mar. 20 Housing & Services/Infrastructure/ Technology Elements Apr. 3 Review of complete draft General Plan NOTE: The Noise Element has already been completed
HOAs – Progress Report Jan. 29, 2008 Community Outreach Ten GPAC meetings (to date) Two public workshops Two-day visioning charrette Community telephone survey Stakeholder discussions/interviews 4th of July information booth City website
HOAs – Progress Report Jan. 29, 2008 1995 General Plan Build-out Analysis Dwelling UnitsPopulation Commercial Acreage Gen. Plan Baseline, 19958,35719,857Gen. Plan Baseline, 1995173 Projects since 1995 Oaks/New Millennium5571,323Kilroy/Commons67.0 Shea Homes48114Offices on Agoura Rd.44.4 Highlands/Old Topanga3378BMW11.0 Others/Misc.160380Volvo24.1 Total7981,896Total146.4 Projects in Process Malibu Hills Senior Condos60143Dollinger/Maddy site7.5 Standard Pacific86205Lincoln Properties14.0 Highland/Old Topanga1126 (CL retired to OS) Miscellaneous2559 Total235559Total21.5 Grand Total9,39022,312Grand Total340.9 ’95 General Plan Buildout11,305 26,860’95 General Plan Buildout387 Remaining anticipated growth per 1995 Plan: 1,915 4,548 4,548 Remaining anticipated growth per 1995 Plan: 46.1
HOAs – Progress Report Jan. 29, 2008 Current v. GPAC-Recommended Map Land Use Breakdown* * Breakdown within existing City limits
HOAs – Progress Report Jan. 29, 2008 What Have People Told Us? Environmental policy deemed very important Citizens prefer clearly understood rules for development (72%) Limit City’s growth and live within established limits (more than 60%) Protect a ‘rural lifestyle’ (79%), & protect existing neighborhoods (56%) Most (65%) said they prefer a balanced development approach Most citizens desire a ‘balanced’ transportation system (58%) Affordable housing was generally not supported (just 42%) Preserve open space (80%) * The complete detailed survey results are available via City’s web site.
HOAs – Progress Report Jan. 29, 2008 Housing Element: RHNA Compliance Per State law, all cities must provide their fair share of future housing capacity and affordable housing programs (see CGC 65580 et. seq.) In Southern CA, SCAG administered the Regional Housing Needs Allocation (RHNA) process (for cycle covering 2006 – 2014) The RHNA for Calabasas was originally 870 new housing units, but was appealed and reduced to 521 units.
HOAs – Progress Report Jan. 29, 2008 Las Virgenes/Agoura Road Area
HOAs – Progress Report Jan. 29, 2008 General Plan Environmental Impact Report Required under CEQA Must analyze potential impacts to air quality, noise, aesthetics, historic & cultural resources, traffic, geology & soils, biology (flora & fauna), water availability and water quality Must consider alternatives and compare potential impacts against impacts from the recommended alternative