Every city is always looking for ways to improve, to build, and to make a safer place for its residents. So it is no shock when you hear that Richmond, California has future plans of its own! There is one longterm plan in the works for Richmond, and it is called The General Plan 2030. This plan seeks to accommodate open space and increased access to public parks, high-density infill development around the cities intermodal transit center and along its key commercial transit corridors.
This plan provides a framework for developing a healthy city with healthy neighborhoods. This plan will address land use, economic development, housing, transportation, climate change, public safety, arts & culture, & open space conservation strategies. I want to specifically focus on the housing element, it requires the city to meet its “fair share” of existing and future housing needs for all income groups. Some of the requirements for this plan are below:
- An analysis of population & employment trends
- An analysis of the city’s fair share of regional housing needs
- An analysis of household characteristics
- An inventory of suitable land for residential development
- An analysis of governmental & non-governmental constraints on the improvement, maintenance & development of housing
- An analysis of special housing needs
- An analysis of opportunities for energy conservation
- An analysis of publicly assisted housing developments that may convert to non-assisted housing developments (at-risk housing)
The purpose of this plan is to develop an understanding of existing & projected housing needs within one community and to set policies to promote preservation, improvement, and development of diverse types & costs of housing throughout Richmond. There are many new housing opportunities in the works, so let the Rick Fuller Real Estate Team be your first choice when looking to sell your current home and find a new home to purchase!