LandWatch released two reports that show that local governments are failing to address the housing needs of local working families by adhering to outdated general plans and zoning ordinances instead of more affordable units. (06.03.19)
The Monterey Planning Commission approved the 40 unit 2200 Fremont Street project, which includes eight affordable units. LandWatch supported this project because of the affordable component. (05.29.19)
LandWatch offered two key recommendations on the Fremont Street project related to affordability and transportation for the mixed use project. (05.28.19)
Offer incentives to construct affordable housing and reduce fees.
Ensure the Fort Ord Reuse Authority is dissolved and the Eastside Parkway is stopped.
Participating in the development of the new Seaside General Plan to ensure better policies.
Stop poorly planned projects that are unsustainable and create more urban sprawl.
Prevent the construction of a sprawling, exclusive mega-resort in a high fire area on ranchlands with inadequate roads and water.
Advocate for sustainable groundwater in the critically over-drafted Salinas Valley Basin.