Housing Policy

The City of Pleasanton recognizes the value and importance of providing a diverse range of housing opportunities for all sectors of the population.  Properly planning for the current and future housing needs of the community, and particularly affordable housing, is an important priority, achieved through a range of key local planning and policy documents.

In addition, the City of Pleasanton is involved in efforts at the regional level, with the Tri-Valley Cities of Danville, Dublin, Livermore and San Ramon, to actively engage with and advocate on housing issues and new housing legislation being developed for the Bay Area and California as a whole.

Local Housing Policy:  Key Reports, Documents and Resources

Below are a series of key planning and policy documents related to housing in Pleasanton:

  • Housing Element Sites Standards and Design Guidelines:

Housing Site Development Standards and Design Guidelines

Hacienda TOD Standards and Design Guidelines

For more information on residential zoning, planning, and building requirements in Pleasanton, please visit the Community Development Department webpage.

Regional Housing Policy

The Tri-Valley cities of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon, and the Town of Danville (also described as the “Tri-Valley Cities”) value regional leadership and collaboration and recognize the challenge of providing adequate and affordable housing opportunities in the region. Recent efforts at the regional level, and by State legislators have brought these challenges and the resultant policy implications for the Tri-Valley into sharper focus.   

There is a unique opportunity for the Tri-Valley Cities to work together, to develop a collaborative response to influence legislative efforts at the State towards outcomes that address housing needs, while respecting community character and desire for local decision making.

Key Documents and Resources