Los Gatos Housing Element
PlaceWorks conducted a population and housing analysis, developed draft housing policy alternatives, and met with the public to identify potential housing sites. The housing element update addressed changes regarding emergency shelters (SB 2) and parcel-specific inventories (AB 2348). We worked extensively with HCD to meet these requirements, and with town staff and the general plan committee to maintain Los Gatos’s small-town character. Though mostly built out, the town identified additional housing opportunities and created an affordable housing overlay zone to facilitate housing development in these areas. The final housing element identified sufficient sites to exceed the town’s regional housing needs allocation.