County Supervisors Vote To Redevelop Underutilized Commercial Properties for Affordable Housing

first_img Community News Community News L.A. County Supervisor Kathryn Barger represents Pasadena on the County’s Board of Supervisors.The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to identify and repurpose underutilized commercial property as temporary and permanent affordable housing.Supervisor Kathryn Barger and the motion’s co-author, Hilda Solis, noted that many commercial spaces have been left vacant as companies transitioned to telework during the pandemic.“The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated problems for our most needy residents, but it has also presented us with creative new opportunities to serve them,” Barger said Monday. “One of the greatest challenges to providing shelter and housing for those experiencing homelessness is the time and funding it takes to build. By utilizing existing property, we can meet the urgent housing needs of those on the street quickly and effectively.”As businesses look to downsize their physical footprint to reduce overhead and offer more flexible work schedules, commercially zoned land can be converted to mixed-use or new housing, Barger said, citing a UC Berkeley report.“Allowing new homes and mixed-use projects to be built on these sites can serve as a catalyst for new economic growth while at the same time addressing California’s ongoing housing shortage,” the report reads in part.“This form of redevelopment also advances infill development goals, bringing residents closer to jobs, amenities and transit, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions from personal automobile use.”On a unanimous vote without discussion, the board directed the county’s CEO to work with regional planners and the county’s development authority to assemble a list of underutilized properties in the next 90 days. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News County Supervisors Vote To Redevelop Underutilized Commercial Properties for Affordable Housing Commercially zoned land could be converted to mixed-use or new housing CITY NEWS SERVICE Published on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 2:51 pm Top of the News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS 13 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Make a commentcenter_img HerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Special Massage Techniques That Will Make You Return For MoreHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Vietnamese Stunners That Will Take Your Breath AwayHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Fashion Trends You Should Never Try And 6 You’ll LoveHerbeautyHerbeauty More Cool Stuff Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Subscribe faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Business Newslast_img read more