The City of Lompoc is excited to announce that it is conducting a technical update to the City of Lompoc 2030 General Plan and preparing the 6th Cycle Update to the Housing Element. This technical update includes updating the existing Safety and Circulation Element, including the development of a new Environmental Justice Element (as required by State Law). The City initiated this update to refine the existing goals and policies of these Elements to address changes to State law and consider changing community needs and opportunities. This effort will enable the City to implement best practices to ensure the goals and policies in the 2030 General Plan meet the needs of the community now, and in the future.
The success of this planning effort will depend in part on input from the community to fully identify the city’s needs and expectations for this update. There will be many opportunities to participate in this update process as the project progresses. This webpage will be your primary source for information related to the project, including project documents, scheduling, news on upcoming meetings, and public outreach opportunities.
The City of Lompoc Planning Commission will consider recommendations to the City Council at their regularly schedule public hearing on September 13, 2023 regarding the adoption of the 2030 Housing Element Update.
Wednesday, September 13, 2023, at 6:30 p.m.
City Hall, 100 Civic Center Plaza, Council Chambers
The City of Lompoc presented its Draft Housing Element to the State of California Department of Housing and Community Development (State HCD) for review on May 11, 2023. The Planning Commission will review HCD’s comments received on August 9, 2023 from the State’s 90-day review period and make recommendations to the City Council.
The Draft 2023-2031 Housing Element Update must accommodate 2,248 new housing units within the City of Lompoc between the years of 2023 and 2031. The plan also includes city policies and programs for the development, rehabilitation, preservation of housing units, and one property is being considered for a rezone to meet the required number of housing units.
Please use the button below to view the Planning Commission Draft Housing Element.
On August 9, 2023, the California Department of Housing and Community Development completed their initial review of the Draft Housing Element and issued a comment letter. Please use the button below to view and download the letter.
In June 2023, the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) reached out to the Project Team with a list of preliminary questions on the Draft Housing Element. The Team met with HCD to discuss their questions, and were given an opportunity to provide revisions, where necessary, within the review period.
The City has provided a response to each of HCD's questions. Please use the button below to download a document outlining the questions and the City's response.
In response to HCD's questions, the City made a number of revisions to the HCD Draft Housing Element. Please use the button below to download the HCD Draft Housing Element with revisions shown in track changes.
Following the 30-day public review period (March 17, 2023 to April 17, 2023), the City took at least 10 business days to consider comments and revise the document, as required by State law. The HCD Review Draft Housing Element was submitted to HCD on Thursday, May 11, 2023 for initial (90-day) review. Please use the button below to download the HCD Review Draft Housing Element.
At the end of the comment period, HCD will provide a letter outlining necessary changes to achieve certification. The City will revise the Housing Element to address each comment and submit the Revised HCD Review Draft to the Planning Commission and City Council through public hearings.
Brent Gibbons, Project Manager