On Friday, May 12, 2023, the Town of Fairfax sent its draft 6th Cycle Housing Element to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD). The draft included and addressed comments received from the public and the Town Council. The draft is also posted to the Town’s website with redlines showing how changes from … Continued
At the May 3 Regular Town Council meeting, the Dyett & Bhatia Project Manager, Andrew Hill, presented a summary of public comments on the Public Review Draft Sixth Cycle Housing Element. The presentation also included: Recap of the Housing Element process Legal requirements associated with the Housing Element process Potential sites and strategies The Town … Continued
A Special Council Meeting was held on April 19, 2023 to conduct a Scoping Meeting on the Notice of Preparation (NOP) and to elicit additional public comments on the Housing Element Draft for Public Review. See the PowerPoint Presentation here. The 30-day period to receive public comments began on April 3, 2023 for the NOP. Email … Continued
On March 31, 2023, the Town released a Public Review Draft Sixth Cycle Housing Element for the legally-required 30-day local review period. A Revised Notice of Preparation (NOP) of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Fairfax General Plan Housing Element Update was released on April 3, 2023. A Special Council Meeting is scheduled for … Continued
To date, background reports on housing needs, constraints, and fair housing have been drafted and programs to address the key findings developed, as required per State law and guidance from HCD. The backbone of the Housing Element is the sites inventory and an important focus of the work has been on ground-truthing the sites and … Continued
At the November 16, 2022, Special Town Council meeting, the Dyett & Bhatia Project Manager, Andrew Hill, presented an update on this project. The presentation describes: Work done to date on this project Dyett & Bhatia’s approach to completing this work A general timeline for completing this project. View the presentation slides.
The Town of Fairfax is well underway with the preparation of its State-mandated update to its General Plan Housing Element. An update to a General Plan requires an environmental review of the potential effects of the amendment on the existing physical condition (e.g., land, air, water, traffic, noise, etc.) within the area of potential impact. … Continued
The Town of Fairfax held a Community Workshop on September 10, 2022 to engage with the community and better understand how to respond to those wanting to live in Fairfax and to the housing needs of tenants, especially those at risk of displacement. Read the report Workshop summary report Watch videos from the workshop Panel … Continued
Staff and EMC Planning Group was happy to host a virtual workshop with 40 local community members last Saturday. Attendees learned about the sites inventory list and were able to play with the Plan Fairfax Housing tool as a group, as well as offer their questions and discuss issues. Watch the video from that workshop … Continued
At the October 20th Town Council meeting the Council received a report from the County on restrictive covenants and their history in Marin County. To watch the presentation and to learn more about how you can check your deed and participate in the process of revisions click here.