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January 21, 2014 > Smart Growth Bill passes Senate committee

Smart Growth Bill passes Senate committee

Submitted By Sergio Reyes

Senate Majority Leader Ellen M. Corbett (D-East Bay) announced that the Senate Environmental Quality Committee passed SB 674 on January 15. This important bill assists the development of community-oriented projects that encourage locating businesses and services closer to the day-to-day needs of local residents.

Specifically, SB 674 allows a mixed-use project that includes neighborhood-serving goods, services and retail usesÑprimarily small businesses and local projectsÑin up to 25 percent of the total building square footage of the project to be eligible for the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) residential infill exemption, as long as the project meets all other requirements.

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