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Housing Advisory Commission Agenda & Minutes

Minutes
Wednesday, December 09, 2020

December 9, 2020
12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.                                                                                  
Virtual Meeting
Office of the Governor Executive Orders require that the governing body of a public body hold public meetings and hearings in compliance with social distancing and face covering requirements. This meeting is being conducted by virtual means in compliance with the Governor’s Orders. To attend virtually, click HERE.
 
10.   Roll Call
The regular meeting of the Housing Advisory Commission (HAC) was called to order at 12:03 P.M. virtually on the above date with the following members and staff in attendance:
Commissioners Present Staff Present
Randell Embertson, Chair
Jason Elzy, Vice Chair
Debra Lee
John Michaels
Matthew Stranahan
Paul Tanner
 
Commissioners Absent
Steven Erb
Randy Jones
 
Staff Absent
Clay Bearnson, City Council Liaison
Aleia Fletcher, Staff Liaison
Angela Durant, Staff Liaison
Carla Paladino, Staff Liaison
Eric Mitton, Legal Staff Liaison
Matt Brinkley, Staff Liaison – left at 1:16 P.M.
Harry Weiss, Staff Liaison
 
Guests Present
Sadie DiNatale, ECONorthwest
Beth Goodman, ECONorthwest
Sean Edging, Department of Land Conservation & Development (DLCD)
Josh LeBombard, Department of Land Conservation & Development (DLCD) – arrived at 12:27 P.M.
 

20.   Public Comments
None.

30.   Approval of Minutes – 10/14/2020
Motion: To approve the minutes of 10/14/2020, as submitted.
Moved by: Jason Elzy                       Seconded by: Debra Lee
Voice Vote by Affirmation: Motion passed, 6-0

40. 2019 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER) – CDBG
Principal Planner Angela Durant provided a summary of the 2019/20 Consolidated Annual Performance Evaluation Report (CAPER), an annual requirement by the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to review the overall performance outcomes of the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) that occurred during the prior year (time frame of July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020). The 2019/20 CAPER was approved by the Community Services and Development Commission (CSDC) on December 2, 2020 and will be going to City Council on December 17, 2020.

To review the 2019 CAPER, please visit here.

50.   Medford Housing Capacity Analysis: Meeting #1
50.1 Introductions
Principal Planner Carla Paladino welcomed consultants from ECONorthwest, Beth Goodman and Sadie DiNatale, along with Sean Edging and Josh Lombard from the Department of Land Conservation & Development (DLCD).
50.2 Overview of the Project
ECONorthwest’s Beth Goodman explained what a Housing Capacity Analysis is, the role of the Housing Advisory Commission (as it relates to the project), and the overall planning process for the project.
50.3 Preliminary Key Findings of the Housing Capacity Analysis, Buildable Lands Inventory, and Housing Forecast
ECONorthwest’s Sadie DiNatale and Ms. Goodman reviewed preliminary key findings of the Housing Capacity Analysis, Medford’s Building Lands Inventory (BLI), and overall Medford’s housing market forecast.

Key highlights included:
  • Potentially increasing the share of duplex, triplexes, and quadplexes in the forecast of needed housing, reducing the share of multifamily with 5+ units with reasoning for this adjustment due to the upcoming implementation of HB 2001 and the assumption that these types of units will be more in demand in Medford.
  • The extent to which street capacity (e.g., limitations on the number of cars on a street or trip limitations (related to Goal 12)) would be factored into the analysis. While this study will not assess this concern, the study could acknowledge street capacity, as a potential barrier to development. The HAC could also propose some policy recommendations around this topic.
  • The cost of housing and cost to build new housing.
  • Proposed mixture of housing is different from prior planning practices, which may require important policy conversations to ensure the housing forecast targets are feasible.
50.4 Next Steps
ECONorthwest will begin working on the residential land needs analysis. The next Housing Advisory Commission meeting on the Housing Capacity Analysis will be held on February 10, 2021 from 12 P.M. to 1:30 P.M.

60.   Future Agenda Items
None.

70.   Remarks from Council Liaison
N/A

80.  Remarks from Commission Chair
None.

90.   Remarks from MURA Executive Director
None.

100. Remarks from Commissioners
None.

Staff briefly reviewed that there will be a study session tonight for the HAC to discuss Housing Production Strategies.

110.  Remarks from Staff Liaisons
Mrs. Paladino thanked everyone for their time and hoped to see everyone at tonight’s study session.

120. Adjourn
Meeting adjourned at 1:24 P.M.

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