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File #: 19-753    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 6/6/2019 In control: Planning Commission
On agenda: 11/13/2019 Final action:
Title: Actions on a Proposed 65 Residential Unit Affordable Housing Project at 2330 Monroe Street
Attachments: 1. 2330 Monroe St Affordable Housing Development Mitigated Negative Declaration and MMR Program, 2. Responses to Comments Received on the Mitigated Negative Declaration, 3. Project Data, 4. Resolution Recommending Council Adopt the MND and Mitgation Monitoring and Reporting Program., 5. Resolution Recommending Council Approve GPA, 6. Responses to Comments Received on the Mitigated Negative Declaration, 7. Resolution Recommending Council Approve Rezoning, 8. Conditions of General Plan Amendment and Rezoning approval, 9. Planned Development Plans
REPORT TO PLANNING COMMISSION
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Actions on a Proposed 65 Residential Unit Affordable Housing Project at 2330 Monroe Street

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
On February 21, 2019, Freebird Development Company, LLC (Freebird) filed a development application to amend the General Plan designation and rezone the parcel located at 2330 Monroe Street to develop the site with 65 affordable units in a mix of studios, one, two- and three-bedroom units. The subject site is a vacant City-owned property located at the southeast corner of Monroe Street and San Tomas Expressway.

All units within the project will be deed restricted for affordable housing. A unique aspect of the project reserves 25 percent of the units for intellectually and/or developmentally disabled persons. The proposed entitlements include a Mitigated Negative Declaration and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program; a General Plan Amendment from Right of Way to Medium Density Residential and a Rezone from Single Family Residential (R1-6L) to Planned Development (PD). These entitlements together would allow construction of a 65-unit rental affordable housing development. The proposal is consistent with the goals and policies set forth in the General Plan for the site as discussed below.

BACKGROUND
After redevelopment agencies (RDA) were dissolved on February 1, 2012, the City, as Housing Successor to the dissolved RDA, assumed all housing assets (including land) of the former redevelopment agency and these assets were placed into a Housing Successor Fund. The parcel is a remnant of a larger parcel that was initially acquired by the County as part of the construction of San Tomas Expressway and subsequently acquired by the City's RDA as an affordable housing site once it became surplus land from the expressway project. This site was confirmed as a housing asset by the California Department of Finance on July 13, 2013.

Following an extensive community outreach process in 2017 and 2018, the City i...

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