California Government Code Section 65300 requires each city to adopt a comprehensive, long-term general plan to guide physical development. The Laguna Woods General Plan reflects the City of Laguna Woods’ intentions about land use and its relationship to circulation, conservation, housing, noise, open space, and safety. The Housing Element identifies priority housing issues in Laguna Woods and sets forth goals and policies to achieve balance between the needs of the community and future development.
As required by state law, the General Plan Housing Element identifies 17 potential housing sites to accommodate current and projected housing needs for groups at all income levels. Whether or not housing is ultimately constructed remains the discretion of each respective property owner. No party is obligated to construct housing or discontinue any existing non-housing uses, regardless of how property is zoned.
Regional Housing Needs Assessment (“RHNA”)