Join us for this critical conversation on opportunity housing, continued from the Task Force’s July meeting. City Staff propose allowing single-family parcels currently designated “Residential Neighborhood” to be redeveloped to 2-4 units per parcel, but only near Urban Villages or adjacent to lots with existing multifamily units.
They refer to this as “opportunity housing,” since these homes can provide much-needed housing that is often more affordable than a single-family home, expanding opportunities for more families to live in San Jose. The gentle density of 2-4 units per parcel has already existed seamlessly in many San Jose neighborhoods prior to the current single-family zoning, in the form of duplexes, triplexes, fourplexes, and ADUs.
SV@Home recommends that zoning for 2-4 units per parcel- opportunity housing- be expanded to all residential parcels, and endorses a robust planning process to make sure we do it right.[spacer height=”20px”]
A charming 1933 duplex- opportunity housing- in San Jose’s Willow Glen neighborhood.[spacer height=”20px”]
Read SV@Home’s letter to the 2040 General Plan Four-Year Review Task Force.
Read the letter from a coalition of community leaders, including SV@Home, addressing Opportunity Housing as a matter of equity and inclusion.
Learn more about Opportunity Housing and much more at SV@Home’s Resource Hub. Opportunity Housing is also referred to as Missing Middle housing for its ability to supply naturally affordable housing to middle-income families.
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