Housing Element

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The initial draft is now available online. Please click here(External link) to download and view it!


The Housing Element details the City’s strategy for enhancing and preserving the community’s character, identifies strategies for expanding housing opportunities and services for all household types and income groups, and provides policy guidance for local decision-making related to housing. While the General Plan is a long-term document with a 10 to 20-year period, State law requires the Housing Element to be updated more frequently. The next Housing Element is due to the State in October 2021 and must address how Newport Beach will incorporate its Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation. You can find more information on how RHNA relates to the General Plan here.

Key Features of the 2021-2029 Housing Element:

  • Population and housing profile of Newport Beach
  • Evaluation of housing constraints and resources
  • Evaluation of existing housing programs and policies
  • Identification of sites appropriate to accommodate housing at all income levels
  • Develop policies, programs & quantified objectives

There will be many ways for you to help inform the housing element in the coming months. Information on virtual workshops, online activities, and public meetings will be updated on the Newport, Together website.



Workshops

Click on the title of each workshop to view the workshop recording, summaries, and input activities.


Virtual Workshop 4: Initial Draft of Housing Element

City staff and its consultant team have been working with the Housing Element Update Advisory Committee, the Planning Commission, and the community over the past eight months to prepare an initial draft of the updated General Plan Housing Element & Circulation Element. This workshop provided an overview of the initial draft of the Housing Element.


Virtual Workshop 3: Opportunity Sites and Policy Strategies

Building upon input from previous workshops and the Housing Element Update Advisory Committee, participants in this workshop discussed discuss the location of the opportunity sites and housing policy strategies to help meet the RHNA need.


Virtual Workshop 2: Housing Suitability

These workshops were an opportunity for members of the public to comment on the Housing Element Update process. The intent of the two-day suitability workshops was to listen to stakeholders about appropriate residential densities in various parts of the City. The workshop occurred over two days, with each day focusing on specific areas of the City. Part 1 focused on three distinct areas, which include the Airport area and Western portions of the City, including West Newport and West Newport Mesa. Part 2 focused on two additional areas, including Newport Center and Coyote Canyon Landfill.


Virtual Workshop 1: Envisioning The Future of Housing Activities

The City of Newport Beach initiated a focused amendment of the Newport Beach General Plan, including updates to the Housing and Circulation Elements to comply with State laws. This workshop served as a kick-off for the housing element, providing an opportunity for participants to share their vision for the future of housing in Newport Beach.

The initial draft is now available online. Please click here(External link) to download and view it!


The Housing Element details the City’s strategy for enhancing and preserving the community’s character, identifies strategies for expanding housing opportunities and services for all household types and income groups, and provides policy guidance for local decision-making related to housing. While the General Plan is a long-term document with a 10 to 20-year period, State law requires the Housing Element to be updated more frequently. The next Housing Element is due to the State in October 2021 and must address how Newport Beach will incorporate its Regional Housing Needs Assessment (RHNA) allocation. You can find more information on how RHNA relates to the General Plan here.

Key Features of the 2021-2029 Housing Element:

  • Population and housing profile of Newport Beach
  • Evaluation of housing constraints and resources
  • Evaluation of existing housing programs and policies
  • Identification of sites appropriate to accommodate housing at all income levels
  • Develop policies, programs & quantified objectives

There will be many ways for you to help inform the housing element in the coming months. Information on virtual workshops, online activities, and public meetings will be updated on the Newport, Together website.



Workshops

Click on the title of each workshop to view the workshop recording, summaries, and input activities.


Virtual Workshop 4: Initial Draft of Housing Element

City staff and its consultant team have been working with the Housing Element Update Advisory Committee, the Planning Commission, and the community over the past eight months to prepare an initial draft of the updated General Plan Housing Element & Circulation Element. This workshop provided an overview of the initial draft of the Housing Element.


Virtual Workshop 3: Opportunity Sites and Policy Strategies

Building upon input from previous workshops and the Housing Element Update Advisory Committee, participants in this workshop discussed discuss the location of the opportunity sites and housing policy strategies to help meet the RHNA need.


Virtual Workshop 2: Housing Suitability

These workshops were an opportunity for members of the public to comment on the Housing Element Update process. The intent of the two-day suitability workshops was to listen to stakeholders about appropriate residential densities in various parts of the City. The workshop occurred over two days, with each day focusing on specific areas of the City. Part 1 focused on three distinct areas, which include the Airport area and Western portions of the City, including West Newport and West Newport Mesa. Part 2 focused on two additional areas, including Newport Center and Coyote Canyon Landfill.


Virtual Workshop 1: Envisioning The Future of Housing Activities

The City of Newport Beach initiated a focused amendment of the Newport Beach General Plan, including updates to the Housing and Circulation Elements to comply with State laws. This workshop served as a kick-off for the housing element, providing an opportunity for participants to share their vision for the future of housing in Newport Beach.