The Community Development Department is working on meeting the housing needs of Arcata residents and has published a draft of a plan known as the 2019-2027 Housing Element.
The Housing Element will set goals and strategies to meet Arcata’s current and future housing needs by creating policies and plans to preserve, improve and develop diverse housing. The City’s goal with this plan is to create an array of housing opportunities in a range of costs to meet growing demand, while taking economic, environmental and community goals into consideration.
Community Development Department staff actively sought and received community input regarding Arcata’s housing needs via the Arcata Housing Survey and two interactive Arcata Housing Workshops designed for both English and Spanish speakers. All feedback received was incorporated into the draft 2019-2027 Housing Element document in order to create the most effective and inclusive plan for Arcata’s future development. The document currently includes all City development projects approved since January 1, 2019, such as the Isackson’s Affordable Housing Project, as well as projects that are actively in the approval stage of the City’s process like the Creekside Annexation.
The draft Housing Element will be discussed and public comment regarding the document will be accepted at the following public meetings taking place in Council Chamber at City Hall, located at 736 F Street:
- City Council meeting on Wednesday, November 20 at 6 PM
- City Council meeting on Wednesday, December 4 at 6 PM
- Planning Commission meeting on Tuesday, December 10 at 6 PM
- City Council meeting on Wednesday, December 18 at 6 PM
A draft of the 2019-2027 Housing Element can be found here.
Written comments regarding the Housing Element may be submitted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. When submitting email requests, please include “Housing Element” in the email subject line.
City staff will review all public comments and plan to present the Housing Element for adoption at the City Council meeting on Wednesday, December 18.
For more information about the draft 2019-2027 Housing Element, click here or call the Community Development Department at 707-822-5955.