Housing Element

Midterm Review of the 2015-2023 Housing Element

Notice of Intent to Adopt Negative Declaration - The Initial Study and Negative Declaration are available for public review from October 15, 2019 to November 14, 2019.  The Initial Study is found at the link below or at City Offices at 209 Cypress Avenue, Marina.  Comments should be address to Christy Hopper, Planning Services Manager, by email chopper@cityofmarina.org or by mail to 209 Cypress Avenue, Marina, CA 93933.  All comments must be received by 5 pm on November 14, 2019.  

Draft Initial Study - Negative Declaration 

Draft Midterm Review of the 2015-2023 Housing 'Element

The public review draft of the Midterm Review of the 2015-2023 Housing Element has been released. The draft has been submitted to the Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) for their review. During this period, the public may provide comments to the City to forward to the Planning Commission and the City Council for their consideration.  Comments from HCD, the Planning Commission, and the public will be reviewed and incorporated, if necessary, into the Housing Element for the City Council’s review.  The City Council will review the final draft of the Housing Element for adoption before the final Housing Element is sent to the HCD for certification.

Changes include updates to comply with State law and housing opportunities sites.

The City is scheduled to hold an Open House for the Public to review the draft of the Midterm Review of the Housing Element on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Vince DiMaggio Park at 3200 Del Monte Blvd, Marina, CA 93933.

To submit comments on the Public Review Draft, please email Matt Mogensen, Assistant City Manager, at mmogensen@cityofmarina.org or mail your comments to the following address:

City of Marina
211 Hillcrest Avenue
Marina, CA 93933.

If you have any questions, please contact Matt Mogensen, Assistant City Manager, at mmogensen@cityofmarina.org or 831-884-1240.


The housing element is one of seven General Plan Elements that is mandated by California State Law. It is intended to provide citizens and public officials with an understanding of the housing needs in the community and set forth an integrated set of policies and programs aimed at the attainment of defined goals.

More specifically, the housing element is intended to:

  • Provide comprehensive housing-related information through the compilation of data from numerous sources
  • Provide an estimate of present and future housing needs and constraints by examining population characteristics and growth trends, as well as the current condition of the housing stock
  • Act as a tool for coordination between governmental bodies and the local building industry
  • Provide direction for future planning programs to ensure that sufficient consideration is given to housing goals and policies
  • Establish and portray community goals and policies relative to housing through the identification of existing stated and implicit goals and the identification of housing needs and problems
  • Establish and identify programs intended to attain and implement the community’s goals and policies, taking into consideration the feasibility of those programs
  • Act as a meaningful guide to decision-makers considering housing-related issues

View current and future affordable housing opportunities.