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AB 202 (Steinorth) Planning and zoning: density bonuses

Position:Watch
Status:Policy Committees
Summary:

This bill would, among other things, require all grading, foundation, building, and use permits required by a city, county, or city and county with a population greater than 15,000 for a development project that creates, or results in an increase of, rooms to be issued ministerially approved, conditionally approved, or denied by a director of the lead planning who is appointed by the legislative body. agency, or a designee, in accordance with this bill. The bill would require the director or designee to make certain findings before approving these permits. The bill would authorize the director or designee, in approving a site plan application for a development project, to condition, modify, or both the development project, or select an alternative project, as the director deems necessary to implement the general and specific plans and to mitigate the significant adverse effects of the development project on the environment and surrounding areas. The bill would require the director or designee to establish administrative methods, guidelines, procedures, and forms as may be necessary to expeditiously review and render a decision prior to processing a site plan application for a development project. The bill would require the director or designee, upon a finding that the development project may have a significant effect on neighboring properties, to set the site plan application for a public hearing. The bill would require the director or designee to approve, conditionally approve, or deny a site plan application for a development project and issue a notice of determination to the applicant within a specified time period and would authorize an appeal to the area planning commission not more 15 days from the issuance of the notice of determination. By increasing the duties of local officials, this bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

More Info:Legislative Website Info
Last Updated:April 20, 2017