City Invites Public Input on Multi-Family Design Standards Update

By SLNext
In Uncategorized
Sep 13th, 2021

NOTE: Due to a technical error, several San Leandro Next posts published between June 30 and August 24, 2021 were deleted. We have been able to recover the content and are making it available again. This post was previously published on July 15, 2021.

As California’s housing supply and homelessness crisis continues, the State has taken a number of actions aimed at reducing barriers to the creation of housing. Through the “Building Homes and Jobs Act” Planning Grants Program (SB2), the State has provided grant funding for the City to evaluate the General Plan and Zoning Ordinance to develop objective design and development standards intended to stimulate high quality multi-family residential and mixed-use development. The new standards will be objective, meaning they would not be subject to interpretation, consistent with State law requirements. Objective standards will provide property owners, developers, and the community with greater predictability and will help streamline the development review process in accordance with recent changes in state law.

​The updated design and development standards for multi-family and mixed-use development projects ​are intended to:

  • Respond to State laws limiting discretionary design review
  • Define the look, feel, and function of new multi-family housing in San Leandro
  • Facilitate housing production at a variety of densities and income levels

As the San Leandro Multi-Family Development Standards project moves from the analysis stage to the consideration of options, there are new project documents on the project website and upcoming opportunities for participation. We hope you’ll join us!

Upcoming Participation Activities:

July 29, 6:00 PM:
Community Workshop on Zoom (

July 30 – August 19:
On-line Community Workshop Exercise (done independently)

Tune in to hear what’s been done, what the next steps are, and share your input. Please visit the project website,, for more information. You are also welcome to reach out to Principal Planner Avalon Schultz directly if you have any questions or would like to share comments.

For translation assistance, please contact:
Español – Lourdes Juarez at 510-577-3350
普通話 – Tom Liao at 510-577-6003

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