Placer County Board of Supervisors to host Housing Element Sites Rezone workshop Feb. 13

Published Jan. 23, 2024

A row of multif-family housingThe Placer County Board of Supervisors will host a community workshop on the proposed Housing Element Sites Rezone project at 2 p.m. on Feb. 13 at the Community Development Resource Agency building, 3091 County Center Drive in North Auburn.

The workshop has been moved up to Feb. 13 from a preliminarily discussed Feb. 20 date to allow the public more time to provide input and to allow staff time to make any potential adjustments, while also meeting the state-imposed program deadlines. The workshop was previously added to the board’s calendar due to public interest at a Nov. 27 public hearing on the rezone program

The rezone program is part of the county’s 2021-2029 Housing Element, a comprehensive plan aimed at addressing and accommodating Placer County’s housing needs while ensuring equitable access to housing options. The county’s Housing Element requires completion of a rezone program by May 2024 to accommodate a shortfall of land identified for multifamily residential development. 

The project comprises properties dispersed throughout unincorporated Placer County. The sites include locations in North Auburn, Dry Creek, Bowman, Penryn, Granite Bay, and Sheridan, as well as south of Truckee within the Lake Tahoe region.

The Feb. 13 workshop will include a presentation from the Planning Services Division on the status of the Housing Element Sites Rezone program, and to receive board direction to finalize the list of potential properties to be rezoned within the program.

Following staff’s presentation, community members will have an opportunity to provide comments both in person and via Zoom. Interested persons can also sign up to receive notifications on the county’s rezone program here: Housing needs rezone program | Placer County, CA

Written comments may also be submitted in advance to the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, 175 Fulweiler Ave., Auburn CA 95603 and via email at [email protected].

Information on the Housing Element Sites Rezone program is available for review by contacting Senior planner Kally Kedinger-Cecil at 530-745-3034 or by email at [email protected].