Housing Element

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The Housing Element is one of nine state-required parts or "elements" of a city’s general plan. The Housing Element is a policy document that describes how the City will address the housing needs of its residents. It contains housing goals, policies, programs, and resources that will help to develop, maintain and improve housing in Modesto.

Housing Element Public Review Drafts

The City of Modesto will be holding several review and public comment periods.  Subscribe to our News Flash to learn more.

Comments received during the review period will be considered and incorporated, and a Revised Draft of the 2023-2031 Housing Element will be made available on the department’s web page.

Review periods

Housing Element HCD Review Draft

The City of Modesto is pleased to announce that a first draft of the 2023-2031 Housing Element has been submitted to the California Department of Housing and Community Development for review. View the HCD Review Draft (PDF).

Mixed-Use Rezoning and Planned Development Amendments

In order to implement the Housing Element, the City of Modesto has proposed the creation of two new Mixed-Use Zones, rezoning key commercial corridors along McHenry Avenue, Sisk Road, Oakdale Road, and Yosemite Boulevard, and amending Planned Developments in those corridors to allow multi-family residential uses. For more information, review the slides from the PowerPoint presentation presented at the public engagement workshops on August 30 and 31, 2023 below. The Environmental review for these actions is linked below the presentation.

Mixed-Use Rezone and PDA Presentation (PDF)

Finding of Conformance with the General Plan MEIR for the Mixed Use Corridor and Rezoning Program (PDF)

  1. Public Workshops

Public Workshops


August 30, 2023Yosemite Blvd sites rezone-workshop 2023-08-30Sites for MU rezoning workshop consideration - Yosemite Boulevard

A public Zoom workshop was held to consider rezoning of commercial properties along Oakdale Road and Yosemite Avenue to allow new Mixed-Use zoning designations, and properties currently zoned PD to allow R-3 zoning.









August 31, 2023Sites for MU rezoning workshop consideration - McHenry north of Briggsmore

A public Zoom workshop was held to consider amendment of Title X of the Modesto Muncipal Code to create new Mixed-Use zones and to rezone certain areas along McHenry Avenue and Sisk Road to new mixed-use zoning designations or allow R-3 zoning in existing PD zone areas.

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Recent Workshops

  • Jul 12, 2023
    • Topic: Modesto Housing Element Update Workshop #2  
  • Jul 6, 2023
    • Topic: Modesto Housing Element Update Workshop #1

Workshop Recordings

Workshop recordings are available in both English and  Español.