Under State law, the City is required to ensure that there are adequate sites available for new residential development to meet the needs of all income groups. The City must plan for 1,985 housing units covering a period of 2021‐2029. Laguna Hills does not currently have sufficiently zoned land to accommodate future multi‐family housing, so the City is considering ways to encourage the redevelopment of underutilized and nonvacant sites.

Your feedback will help the City develop an approach to meeting this important challenge. Thank you for your input! Please see the City's zoning map for the questions associated with zoning areas.

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* 1. Have you or someone that you know found it difficult to find housing that is affordable in Laguna Hills?

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Workforce and affordable housing can include households making between roughly $60,000 to $120,000 for Orange County, or less. How do you rate this sentence: It is important for the City to engage in activities that encourage the creation of affordable and workforce housing?

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* 3. State law currently allows Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs), a type of attached or detached housing unit, to be added to existing homes in the City. How do you feel about this type of housing being built in the City?

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* 4. Are you a homeowner who is interested in adding an ADU to your property?

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* 5. If you had an ADU, would you consider renting the unit?

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* 6. How would you feel about reducing the number of required onsite parking spaces for new townhouses and multi‐family development throughout Laguna Hills as a means to lower housing costs?

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* 7. The City’s allows “mixed use development” (residential and commercial uses together on the same property) over an approximate 260‐acre zoning area known as the Mixed Use (MXU) Zone. How would you feel about the City adjusting zoning requirements to increase the number of units per acre in the MXU? (The MXU Zone currently allows 20 units per acre).

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* 8. How would you feel about the City requiring that a certain portion of the sites in the Mixed Use (MXU) Zone be redeveloped with projects that are at least 50% residential?

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The Village Commercial zone (located around the former Laguna Hills Mall) currently allows multi‐family residential development. How would you feel about relying on enhancements to the Village Commercial zone to allow more residential development in that area, thereby reducing the need to zone for multifamily housing elsewhere in the City?

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* 10. How would you feel about the City adjusting zoning requirements to allow multi‐family development on commercial properties in the Office Professional (OP), Community Commercial (CC) and Freeway Commercial (FC) Zones?

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* 11. How would you feel about the City adjusting zoning requirements to allow new multi‐family buildings to cover a larger percentage of the property they are located on which would effectively allow more units to be built?

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* 12. The current maximum building height is 35’ in the Mixed Use (MXU) Zone. How would you feel about the City adjusting zoning requirements to allow new multi‐family buildings and mixed‐use buildings to be up to 70’ in height? In other areas of the City, allowable building height includes 40 feet, 50 feet, and 75 feet.

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* 13. How would you feel about the City reducing development fees for affordable and workforce housing (households making between roughly $60,000 to $120,000 for Orange County, or less) as a means to jumpstart affordable housing development by taking money from the General Fund (the City’s primary funding stream) to cover the costs of these fees?

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* 14. How would you feel about the City revising its existing full cost fee structure so that affordable housing projects pay less, while market rate housing projects pay more?

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* 15. Would you support a bond measure that would fund activities that encourage affordable and workforce housing development?

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* 16. Please provide any additional suggestions or comments:

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