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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Expanding Housing Types in Roseville

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The Roseville Planning Commission will hold a public hearing during its Wednesday, August 4 meeting to consider expanding the types of housing permitted by city code in low-density residential zoning districts.

The hearing is being held to get community input on the proposed zoning code change. It is a key step in Roseville’s Zoning Code update project, which is working to bring the zoning regulations into alignment with the city’s 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

Currently, 85 percent of Roseville’s residentially zoned land is reserved for single-family homes. In addition, only 18 percent of owner-occupied housing in the city is valued at less than $200,000. 

The goal of this element in the proposed zoning code update is to increase housing options permitted in Roseville to fill the current void between detached single-family homes and mid-rise apartment buildings.

This “missing middle” housing typically consists of twin homes, duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, rowhouses/townhouses, and courtyard cottage homes. 

While Roseville has experienced an apartment boom in recent years, few of these missing middle housing types have been added to the community. According to analysts, the primary barrier to this type of hosing in Roseville is the limited amount of land zoned to accommodate it.

The Planning Commission will also consider a proposal to convert the city’s business districts to mixed-use areas. These new mixed-use districts would open additional land for diverse housing types.

The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Residents are encouraged to take part by attending the meeting in person at Roseville City Hall, 2660 Civic Center Dr. Members of the public wishing to make public comment but who are unable to attend the  meeting in person may register to attend a meeting online by visiting www.cityofroseville.com/attendmeeting.

For more information on Roseville’s zoning code update, including a summary of all proposed zoning changes as well as online options for providing feedback, visit www.cityofroseville.com/zoningupdate.

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