Learn more about Placer County’s Housing Needs Rezone Program at upcoming town hall meeting

Published July 12, 2023

Update: Additional information on this meeting can be found here.

Placer County’s Community Development Resource Agency is encouraging members of the community to attend a town hall meeting about the county’s Housing Needs Rezone Program at 6 p.m. on Aug. 9 in North Auburn.

The meeting will also be held virtually via Zoom.

Residents are also encouraged to sign-up for email updates about the Housing Needs Rezone program by clicking here.

The Housing Needs 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. State law requires the county to implement the rezone program by May 2024 to identify opportunities for multifamily residential development.

“The Rezone Program is a foundational piece to the housing affordability puzzle,” said Housing Manager Nikki Streegan. “The 2021-2029 Housing Element requires this program in order to set the stage for a diversity of housing types and the opportunity for future generations to grow up here and remain here.”

The county’s Housing Element includes requirements to ensure Placer has enough land zoned to meet population growth, including moderately greater housing density near transit centers and existing development – all while maintaining open space, trails and recreation.

Properties being rezoned are not obligated to construct housing, but the change in zoning will alter the allowable land uses for the property.

To find dates, times and locations for the town hall and all other meetings and more information on the Housing Needs Rezone Program, visit http://www.placer.ca.gov/housing-rezoning.