• Pleasanton Considers Universal Design and Housing Updates

  • Proposed revisions to Pleasanton’s universal design and affordable housing ordinances will be unveiled at a joint meeting of the Pleasanton Planning and Housing commissions set for Nov. 8, 2017. The city is considering amending its Inclusionary Zoning Ordinance to require 20 percent of units in detached single-family projects of 15 units or more to be “affordable by design” or “compact,” which is defined as being between 500 and 1,800 square feet.. These units would be in addition to the required low income inclusionary units. Also, the city is proposing to add new requirements to its Universal Design Ordinance. Under the proposal, all multi-family residential developments with 15 units or more would be required to provide the following amenities in a minimum of one unit for each bedroom type offered (one-bedroom, two-bedroom, etc.) and a minimum of five percent of all units required to be accessible: (a) a roll-in shower and (b) variable height (28 to 42 inches above finish floor) permanently fixed work surfaces such as counter tops, sinks and/or cook tops in kitchens with a minimum of one 30-inch wide counter top (pull-out countertops or cutting boards will not satisfy this requirement.) The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in Pleasanton's City Council chambers, 200 Old Bernal Ave., Pleasanton. Click HERE to view the agenda and associated documents. For questions or comments, contact BIA’s Lisa Vorderbrueggen at 925-348-1956 or lvorderbrueggen@biabayarea.org.

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