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2 <br /> THE CITY OF <br /> —.. :,,:,,, -31 <br /> CITY COUNCIL AGENDA REPORT <br /> PLEASANTON- <br /> January <br /> 26, 2023 <br /> Community Development <br /> TITLE: REVIEW AND ADOPT RESOLUTIONS APPROVING THE 6T" CYCLE <br /> HOUSING ELEMENT, CERTIFICATION OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL <br /> IMPACT REPORT FOR THE HOUSING ELEMENT, AND GENERAL <br /> PLAN AMENDMENTS RELATED TO THE HOUSING ELEMENT, <br /> STONERIDGE MALL FRAMEWORK AND OBJECTIVE DESIGN <br /> STANDARDS <br /> SUMMARY <br /> The City's 2023-2031 (6th Cycle) Housing Element update process has been underway <br /> since March 2021 and is nearing completion. The Draft Housing Element has been <br /> formed through a public participation process and in accordance with the statutory <br /> requirements of State housing element law. Throughout the process key input has been <br /> provided by the public, Housing Commission, Planning Commission, and City Council. <br /> City Council direction has been incorporated in the document based on its review of the <br /> Draft Housing Element on December 20, 2022, which included revisions in response to <br /> review and comments from the California Department of Housing and Community <br /> Development (HCD). Staff requests the City Council review and adopt the final Housing <br /> Element document, which would then be forwarded to HCD for its further review and <br /> ultimate certification. <br /> In a parallel process, work has proceeded since August 2022, to develop planning <br /> guidance for one of the major Housing Element sites, Stoneridge Mall (Stoneridge Mall <br /> Framework), and to conclude work on Objective Design Standards (ODS) for the <br /> Housing Element Sites and other residential development in multi-family and mixed-use <br /> zones. A series of conforming General Plan Land Use Element modifications are also <br /> recommended for adoption to align the rest of the General Plan with the updated <br /> Housing Element, Stoneridge Mall Framework and ODS. Staff requests the City Council <br /> review and adopt the proposed amendments. <br /> Finally, the City prepared a Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the 6th <br /> Cycle Housing Element Update. The EIR focuses on changes to land use designations <br /> to accommodate residential uses for sites identified in the Housing Element Update and <br /> evaluates the potential environmental impacts of those land use and zoning changes. It <br /> also focuses on the implementation of policies and programs included in the Housing <br /> Element Update. Staff requests the City Council review and certify the EIR, which must <br /> occur before action is taken to adopt the Housing Element update or General Plan <br /> amendments. <br /> Page 1 of 14 <br />