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Danville unveils housing plan simulation tool

Latest phase of public outreach efforts in Housing Element update includes three workshops

A majority of the potential housing sites in the new Housing Plan Simulation Tool were identified by community members in April, via an interactive Housing Site Suggestion Map. (Image courtesy of Town of Danville)

Danville officials are continuing to seek input from residents on how to proceed with the next phase of the drafting process in the town's Housing Element update, with a new virtual tool and community workshops announced Tuesday.

The Housing Plan simulation tool, available through Aug. 1, allows community members to suggest their own plans for how to best allocate the minimum 2,241 new housing units required by the Regional Housing Needs Allocation for Danville.

"Users can 'add' what they believe is the appropriate number of housing units to qualified potential housing sites on a virtual map," officials said in an announcement. "It is an interactive way to explore where housing might go and how different housing densities on various sites can help the Town meet its housing assignment."

A majority of the potential sites for new housing featured in the new tool were identified during an earlier community outreach effort, in which community members had access to a housing site suggestion map, in which 99 separate sites were identified via 281 "pins."

The town will hold three workshops to provide guidance and answer questions on the new tool, with the first on Thursday, followed by two more on July 13 and July 20.

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In addition to the simulation tool, the current draft Housing Element update is available for public review and comment through Aug. 1.

More information on the Housing Element update process is available here.

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Danville unveils housing plan simulation tool

Latest phase of public outreach efforts in Housing Element update includes three workshops

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Danville officials are continuing to seek input from residents on how to proceed with the next phase of the drafting process in the town's Housing Element update, with a new virtual tool and community workshops announced Tuesday.

The Housing Plan simulation tool, available through Aug. 1, allows community members to suggest their own plans for how to best allocate the minimum 2,241 new housing units required by the Regional Housing Needs Allocation for Danville.

"Users can 'add' what they believe is the appropriate number of housing units to qualified potential housing sites on a virtual map," officials said in an announcement. "It is an interactive way to explore where housing might go and how different housing densities on various sites can help the Town meet its housing assignment."

A majority of the potential sites for new housing featured in the new tool were identified during an earlier community outreach effort, in which community members had access to a housing site suggestion map, in which 99 separate sites were identified via 281 "pins."

The town will hold three workshops to provide guidance and answer questions on the new tool, with the first on Thursday, followed by two more on July 13 and July 20.

In addition to the simulation tool, the current draft Housing Element update is available for public review and comment through Aug. 1.

More information on the Housing Element update process is available here.

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George
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another community
on Jul 7, 2022 at 6:15 pm
George, another community
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on Jul 7, 2022 at 6:15 pm

Danville, like every community in thirsty-California, should be required to include water allocation in the planning of any NEW construction. In times when residents are being asked/required to cut back on water use, then so should new construction. It’s simple budgeting: there is no net-reduction if new water users are added. They just take up what existing users just “saved”.
Therefore new construction should be required to include *new* water sources, like a desalination plant construction… not just new pipes to an previously existing source.


Jennie Pierce
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Danville
on Jul 8, 2022 at 9:45 am
Jennie Pierce, Danville
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on Jul 8, 2022 at 9:45 am

Equally important is for the Town of Danville to draft plans for a homeless complex preferably in the downtown area along Hartz Avenue.

This in turn would provide convenience to public transportation and retail shopping for the truly needy.

We do not need more housing to accommodate wealthy individuals out of touch with the suffering of others.


Marion Jenkins
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another community
on Jul 8, 2022 at 11:41 am
Marion Jenkins, another community
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on Jul 8, 2022 at 11:41 am

@Jennie Pierce
I can appreciate your sentiments but accommodating the homeless population will not fly in a town like Danville.


Rick Davis
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Danville
on Jul 8, 2022 at 11:57 am
Rick Davis, Danville
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on Jul 8, 2022 at 11:57 am

Concurring....the majority of Danville residents could care less about the plight of the homeless.


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