SB 330's Preliminary Application Process: Important Guidance
Senate Bill 330, the Housing Crisis Act of 2019, became effective on Jan. 1, 2020. Among its provisions, SB 330 establishes new statutory vested rights for housing development projects. SB 330's vested rights mechanism is triggered by a project applicant's submittal of a "preliminary application." Understanding the preliminary application process will be crucial for developers to identify incorrect implementation by local governments. This analysis by Miller Starr land-use attorney Bryan Wenter discusses the preliminary application process and identifies some erroneous interpretations already being seen in local governments' implementation discussions. Click HERE for the analysis.