The City of Carlsbad is updating its housing plan, something required by state law to ensure the city is meeting the housing needs of all members of the community. This includes updating city housing policies and designating space for about 3,900 new housing units by 2029, of which about 2,100 units need to be affordable for people with very low to moderate incomes.
The city currently has about 54,000 housing units. Housing units could include single family homes, apartments, condos and accessory dwelling units (also known as granny flats).
The city is seeking input to help develop a plan that best reflects the community’s needs, values and priorities when it comes to new housing. Feedback can be provided through the online survey.
The Housing Element Advisory Committee appointed by the City Council meets virtually on the second Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. to help city staff and decision makers update Carlsbad’s housing plan. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 12, at 3 p.m. Members of the public are welcome to observe the meeting online and email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org for the committee.
Key milestones for the housing plan update process include:
Aug. 7 – Aug. 24 Public input survey
Aug. 27 City Council workshop
Fall 2020 Environmental review scoping meeting and public workshop
Late 2020 Draft plan and environmental document released for public review
January – April 2021 Public hearings for final plan adoption
April 2021 Final plan provided to the state for approval