SB 35 CEQA Streamlining
California Senate Bill 35 (SB 35) creates a new streamlined approval process for multifamily residential projects in cities and counties not meeting their Regional Housing Need Allocation (RHNA) goal. SB 35, which took effect January 1, 2018 requires local entities to streamline the approval of certain housing projects by providing a ministerial approval process (no CEQA), focused design review, and remove or lower parking requirements. This is a voluntary program that a project sponsor may elect to pursue, provided that certain eligibility criteria are met.
For a step-by-step guide of SB 35 in the SACOG region, please click the link to the right.