To serve the diverse needs of our residents, Placer County prioritizes the development of an inclusive and multi-faceted approach to addressing the accessibility of housing. Placer County's housing goals include:
And that's a wrap for our virtual speaker series on housing! Thanks to all who presented and attended. We learned a lot and had great discussions around the topics of multifamily housing, permitting and financing ADUs, and "missing middle" housing.
Placer County has released new pre-reviewed ADU plans to meet current codes. The plans will save property owners thousands of dollars, reduce or eliminate restrictions imposed by homeowners’ associations and will speed up the planning process.
Senate Bill 9
On January 1, 2022, Senate Bill 9 took effect. The bill requires public agencies to grant ministerial or by-right (without a discretionary review or hearing) approvals of urban lot splits and two-unit developments (duplexes) on single-family zoned lots.
The updates to the General Plan, Zoning, Ordinance, and Community Design Guidelines Manual will provide a better framework for future housing development in the County.
288 Affordable Units in Tahoe/Truckee
On October 1, 2021, North Lake Tahoe and Truckee celebrated the opening of five new affordable housing developments. Nearly 300 affordable units were added in total. These additional affordable housing units will help diversify housing available in the region and provide more affordable housing opportunities for employees and low- to moderate-income families.
Mercy North Auburn
On May 11, 2022, Placer County celebrated the opening of Mercy North Auburn at Rock Creek, a 79-unit affordable housing development within the Placer County Government Center in Auburn. The development features three 3-story apartment buildings and one 2-story townhouse building. This new community is a collaborative effort between Mercy Housing California and Placer County.
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