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August 26, 2009 > Newark Housing element community meeting

Newark Housing element community meeting

By Meenu Gupta

A healthy living environment is a top priority that a housing element strives to attain with its policies, programs and quantified objectives, providing guidelines for housing programs and new developments.

The City of Newark will host a Community Meeting for residents to discuss the city's plans for future housing, rezoning and development of large portions of Newark, including places where housing can be located. Based on community comments, the City is reevaluating proposed housing sites. At the meeting, city staff will review housing element requirements, discuss the sites, answer questions and listen to community concerns.

The General Plan Housing Element is a part of the long-term vision for the community. Bay Area cities are required to update their housing elements to meet state requirements and to support regional efforts to create a more sustainable urban area.

"We don't have any actually proposed projects right now. Our concern is about the design of the project. I would like to assure people that any future project would be looked at very closely and we will work with the community to make sure the design is good," said Community Development Director Terrence Grindall.

This will be the fourth community meeting about the housing element in addition to public hearings before the Planning Commission and City Council.

The meeting will be held on August 27, 2009 at 7 p.m. at the Newark Community Center at 35501 Cedar Boulevard. Pizza and soft drinks will be provided.

For more information about the housing element update, visit www.newark.org, click Community development or contact Terrence Grindall at (510) 578-4208.

Newark Housing Element Update
Community Planning Meeting
Thursday, August 27
7 p.m.
Newark Community Center
35501 Cedar Blvd., Newark
(510) 578-4208

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