City of San Diego Takes Steps to Address Housing Crisis

Earlier this month the San Diego City Council voted to approve a variety of land use policy changes targeted at making it easier to do business and to operate within the City of San Diego. Chief among these policy proposals are regulatory changes to live/work developments to allow specified neighborhoods to maximize the opportunity of co-locating residential and commercial spaces. Equally important, Council approved a proposal to update the Affordable Housing Density Program to provide for a 100 percent density bonus for micro-developments built within the existing permitted building envelope. These are important measures to loosen restrictions that currently make it challenging to build less-expensive units within the City.