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16 projects, 4,562 housing units: How did we get here?

10/24/2022 9:43 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

The builder’s remedy window may now be closed, but with 16 new housing projects gaining state-issued permission to be built larger and denser than Santa Monica zoning rules would have allowed, the finger-pointing has just begun.

These projects all came in during a window of opportunity that opened because Santa Monica was unable to update its housing plans to meet state regulations amid the current housing crisis. The punishment for failing in the process was a loss of local control over zoning rules like height and density restrictions for residential projects that meet criteria for moderate or affordable housing. 

Read More: https://smdp.com/2022/10/24/16-projects-4562-housing-units-how-did-we-get-here/

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