Planning Commission Recommends Housing Element Adoption at Special Meeting January 12

Planning Commission to Consider Housing Element at Special Meeting January 12

Published January 11, 2023 | Updated January 13, 2023

UPDATE (January 13, 2023): The Planning Commission unanimously voted to recommended that the City Council adopt the proposed Housing Element. Video of the meeting is now available for streaming online.

Planning & Building staff will bring the City’s proposed 6th Cycle Housing Element to the Planning Commission for review at a special meeting on January 12th, 2023 at 5:30pm.

Community members can watch and provide comment online or in-person:

Download the meeting materials:

Next Steps: Housing Element Adoption and Implementation

Following Planning Commission review, staff anticipates bringing the Housing Element to City Council for adoption in late February or March. Adoption of the Housing Element will mark the culmination of a public engagement process that began in Spring 2021, as well as the beginning of a new chapter as the City implements the policies and programs outlined in the document.

The City submitted the Draft Housing Element to the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for review on November 18th, 2022.

After the City Council adopts the Housing Element, the City will have three years to implement a substantial number of the proposed programs and regulatory changes outlined in the document. This process involves additional environmental review, which is already underway – the City is currently in the process of preparing a programmatic EIR that studies the impacts of the new homes and residents that could come to Piedmont once implementation is complete.

More information at PiedmontIsHome

A wealth of information about the Housing Element update process is available at, the City’s online hub for the Housing Element update and housing policy. For questions about the Housing Element process, write to [email protected].