Category: Housing Element

Progress on Housing Element Update

The Town of Fairfax will complete an update to the Housing Element later this year. This will update Fairfax’s housing plan for the period of 2023-2031. The plan includes programs: to ensure that parcels are available to build new housing; to clarify how housing may be permitted; to protect the existing housing supply. A draft … Continued

Town establishes schedule to finalize Housing Element project

The Town anticipates several public meetings and hearings over the new few months to adopt the Housing Element and achieve certification from the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) by the end of January. Check out the proposed milestone schedule, and keep in mind, the schedule is subject to change due to the … Continued

Town releases Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Housing Element

This Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) evaluates the potential impacts of the proposed Fairfax Housing Element Update. The Housing Element is both a policy document and an implementation tool for implementing the Town’s General Plan. An EIR is intended to inform decision-makers and the general public about the potential significant environmental impacts of the Housing … Continued

Fairfax submits Draft 2023-31 Housing Element for HCD review

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

Draft Housing Element presentation highlights public comments and next steps

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

Special Town Council “Scoping Meeting” on the Housing Element Public Review Draft and Notice of Preparation of Draft Environmental Impact Report 

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

Housing Element Draft ready for Public Review

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

Draft Housing Element – March 2023 Status Update

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

Dyett and Bahtia present Housing Element Project progress

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.

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