The City is committed to providing suitable, safe, inclusive, and affordable housing for the Roseville community. Affordable housing is important to the health of the community and the local economy. When members of the community can afford to live in the same community where they work, it improves commute traffic, increases investment in the local community, and improves an employer’s ability to attract and retain employees.

Objective Design Standards for Qualified Affordable Housing Projects


On April 21, 2021, the Roseville City Council adopted a resolution to establish Objective Design Standards (ODS) to streamline the construction of qualified affordable housing projects. The ODS were adopted in order to comply with State housing legislation. Qualified projects that comply with the ODS are subject to a non-discretionary ministerial permit process and can bypass the standard design review process and proceed directly to building permit and engineering permit review. A qualifying project is a housing development project where at least 20% of the units are affordable to lower income households (see Zoning Ordinance Chapter 19.74.010(D)). Projects that meet the ODS standards will not be subject to a public notification and hearing process.

What are the Objective Design Standards?

The ODS are intended to be quantifiable and/or objective development and design standards for site design, architecture, and landscaping for qualified affordable housing projects. State law allows cities to develop standards that are unique to their jurisdiction, so Roseville tailored the new ODS to support high-quality development that will be compatible with the City’s existing Community Design Guidelines. Developers will be required to self-certify that they meet the requirements at the time they apply for the building and engineering permits, which will then be reviewed and confirmed by City staff. The adopted ODS can be found online here and the application form can be found online here.

How do I find out about these projects if I won’t get a notice/there is no hearing?

Design plans for qualified affordable projects using the ODS process will be posted on this webpage. As there is no discretionary or hearing process for these applications, project review is limited to ensuring compliance with the ODS checklist. If you have questions about development activity in your neighborhood, please call 916-774-5285 or email [email protected] for further assistance.

Background

Two pieces of legislation, Senate Bill 35 (SB 35) and Assembly Bill 2162 (AB 2162), were respectively adopted in 2018 and 2019 to respond to the State’s affordable housing crisis. Both SB 35 and AB 2162 require cities to provide a streamlined review process for qualified affordable housing projects. To meet this requirement, the City’s Development Services – Planning Division developed quantifiable design standards, referred to as Objective Design Standards (ODS), to review new, qualified affordable housing projects through a ministerial (i.e. “over the counter”) permitting process. The ODS are a “checklist” of minimum requirements that a project would have to meet in order to use the streamlined process, which are based on the City’s existing Community Design Guidelines.

Internal City departments and divisions, as well as affordable housing developers with a history of working in the City of Roseville, reviewed the Objective Design Standards. Comments received from these stakeholders were incorporated into the proposed guidelines. Early notification of the intent to develop the ODS was posted on the City’s Housing Element Update website and communicated as part of the various public updates on the Housing Element Update’s progress. On March 8, 2021, an update announcing the March 25, 2021 Planning Commission hearing was posted to the Housing Element website, and the update was publicized via Facebook, Twitter, and the City’s newsletter. Notification of both the Planning Commission and City Council hearings were posted in the Roseville Press Tribune, on the City’s website, and the Roseville Coalition of Neighborhood Associations (RCONA) website.

Current ODS Projects

NRSP PCL WW-17 – Pleasant Grove Apartments ODS

NRSP PCL WW-17 – Pleasant Grove Apartments ODS (File #PL23-0037)

Project Address: 1721 Pleasant Grove Bl.

Property Owner: Eskaton

Project Applicant: Chris Kelly, LPAS Architecture + Design

Project Description:
The proposed project includes the construction of a 98-unit affordable housing project on 4.96 acres through the Objective Design Standards process. The project will consist of an amenity building and two apartment buildings consisting of one- to three- bedroom units with a total gross building area of 106,931 square feet. The project is a qualified affordable housing development and the plans are subject to non-discretionary ministerial approval. The design is consistent with the Objective Design Standards checklist.

Project Related Documents (as of March 2023):
Plan Set

WRSP PCL F-22 - Terracina at Fiddyment ODS

WRSP PCL F-22 – Terracina at Fiddyment ODS (File #PL23-0360)

Project Address: 5251 Fiddyment Road

Property Owner: Roseville Harvey 715 L.P.

Project Applicant:
Kris Steward, Plan Steward, Inc.

Project Description: The proposed development is a 265-unit, three-story multi-family apartment complex consisting of a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom units. The project includes a density bonus of 21 units and 262 units will be affordable units. The project will consist of a clubhouse building, two laundry buildings, recreation amenities, landscaping, and parking. Additionally, the site includes a total of 436 parking spaces and 120 of those spaces will be covered with carports. The project is a qualified affordable housing development and the plans are subject to non-discretionary ministerial approval.

Project Related Documents:
Plans

Approved ODS Projects

CSP PCL C-40 – Objective Design Standards

CSP PCL C-40 – Objective Design Standards (File #PL22-0177)

Approval Date:
December 22, 2022

Project Address: 
3440 Westbrook Bl.

Property Owner: Brian Moore, Anthem United Creekview Developments Limited Partnership

Project Applicant: Kris Steward, Plan Steward, Inc.

Project Description: 

The proposed development is a 168-unit, four-story, affordable multi-family residential project with community room, play area, and other site amenities on 5.28 acres on Creekview Specific Plan Parcel C-40.  The project will provide 90 of the 168 units as affordable units (48 very-low and 42 low income). The development will contain 57 one-bedroom units, 69 two-bedroom units, and 42 three-bedroom units ranging from 570 square feet to 1,102 square feet. Additionally, the site includes a total of 300 parking spaces. The project is a qualified affordable housing development and the plans are subject to non-discretionary ministerial approval.

Project Related Documents (as of December 2022):
Plan Set

CSP PCL C-43 – Objective Design Standards

CSP PCL C-43 – Objective Design Standards (File #PL22-0181)

Approval Date:
December 21, 2022

Project Address:
2930 Blue Oaks Boulevard

Property Owner: Brian Moore, Anthem United Creekview Developments Limited Partnership

Project Applicant: Kris Steward, Plan Steward, Inc.

Project Description: The proposed development is a 116-unit four-story multi-family apartment complex with a community room, manager’s unit, fitness center, and outdoor community area on 3.88 acres in the Creekview Specific Plan area. The development will contain a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom units ranging from 570 square feet to 1,030 square feet. Additionally, the site includes a total of 201 parking spaces. Of the 116 units, 111 units will be affordable and provided as 53 very-low and 58 low income units. The project is a qualified affordable housing development and the plans are subject to non-discretionary ministerial approval.

Project Related Documents (as of December 2022):
Plans

DTSP PCL DT-7 - Royer Street Apartments

DTSP PCL DT-7 – Royer Street Apartments (File #PL23-0144)

Approval Date: 
July 10, 2023

Project Address:
505 Royer Street & 300 Taylor Street

Property Owner: City of Roseville

Project Applicant: Caylin Bullock, Bridge Housing Corporation

Project Description: The proposed development is a 57-unit age restricted senior affordable apartment complex with a community room, community garden, courtyard area, and surface parking on two (2) parcel (1.16 acres) in the Downtown Specific Plan area. The development will contain a mix of studio, one, and two-bedroom units ranging from 628 square feet to 1,165 square feet. Further, the site includes a total of 56 parking spaces on the second parcel located to the south of the apartment complex. The project is a qualified affordable housing development and the plans are subject to non-discretionary ministerial approval. The design is consistent with the Objective Design Standards checklist.

Project Related Documents (as of June 2023):
Plan Set

F-8A Apartments

WRSP PCL F-8A – Apartments (File #PL21-0279)

Approval Date: 
October 20, 2021

Project Address: 
2700 N. Hayden Pw.

Property Owner: 
Christopher Hawke, Maracor Development, Inc.

Project Applicant: 
Jason Reed, Wood Rodgers, Inc.

Project Description: 
The proposed development is a 330-unit multi-family apartment complex with clubhouse, playground, pool area, and other site amenities on 11.93 acres in the West Roseville Specific Plan area. The development will contain a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom units ranging from 626 square feet to 1,200 square feet. Additionally, the site includes a total of 577 parking spaces.

The project is a qualified affordable housing development and the plans are subject to non-discretionary ministerial approval. The design is consistent with the Objective Design Standards checklist and a density bonus of fifty-three (53) units is requested to allow an overall site density of 27.7 units per acre. A 35-space deviation from the required parking standard is permitted, consistent with the density bonus incentives in Section 19.28.060 of the Zoning Ordinance.

Project Related Documents (as of October 2021)

Plans

Hayden Parkway Apartments

WRSP PCL F-6B - Hayden Parkway Apartments (File #PL21-0188)

Approval Date:
September 9, 2021

Project Address: 2801 N. Hayden Pw.

Property Owner: Greg Gossard, Hampstead Development Partners, Inc.

Project Applicant: Chris Kelly, LPAS Architecture + Design

Project Description: 
The proposed development is a 198-unit multi-family apartment complex with clubhouse, playground, pool area, and other site amenities on 8.44 acres in the West Roseville Specific Plan area. The development will contain a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom units ranging from 638 square feet to 1,130 square feet. Additionally, the site includes a total of 353 parking spaces, achieved through a combination of 55 garages and 298 surface parking spaces.

The project is a qualified affordable housing development and the plans are subject to non-discretionary ministerial approval. The design is consistent with the Objective Design Standards checklist and a density bonus of three (3) units is requested to allow an overall site density of 23.5 units per acre. A minor deviation from the required setback is permitted, consistent with the density bonus incentives in Section 19.28.060 of the Zoning Ordinance.

Project Related Documents (as of August 2021):
Plan Set

NCRSP PCL 42A – Shea Roseville ODS

NCRSP PCL 42A – Shea Roseville ODS (File #PL22-0428)

Project Address: 572 Gibson Drive

Property Owner: Shea Properties

Project Applicant: Brad Shirhall, TLA Engineering and Planning

Project Description: The proposed development is a 356 total units, with 352 low-income units and four (4) manager units. The apartment complex includes a community pool, fitness center, a tot lot, and outdoor community area on 19.5 acres in the North Central Roseville Specific Plan (NCRSP) area. The development will contain a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom units ranging from 650 square feet to 1,150 square feet. Additionally, the site includes a total of 651 parking spaces. The total number of affordable units being proposed is greater than 20 percent of the total units and is therefore considered to be a qualified affordable housing project eligible for a streamlined, ministerial review process.

The project is a qualified affordable housing development and the plans are subject to non-discretionary ministerial approval. The design is consistent with the Objective Design Standards checklist.

Project Related Documents:
Plan Set

SVSP PCL WB-30 – Objective Design Standards

SVSP PCL WB-30 - Objective Design Standards (File #PL22-0396)

Approval Date: 
January 11, 2024

Project Address:
3380 Pleasant Grove Boulevard

Property Owner: Scott Canel, Pine Island Apartments LLC

Project Applicant: Greg Bardini, Morton & Pitalo, Inc.

Project Description: The proposed development is a 355-unit affordable apartment complex (353 low-income senior units and two (2) manager units) with a clubhouse, and other site amenities on 8.06 acres on Sierra Vista Specific Plan Parcel WB-30. The project includes a density bonus of 118 units. The development will contain a mix of one and two-bedroom units ranging from 700 square feet to 940 square feet. Additionally, the site includes a total of 404 parking spaces. The project is a qualified senior affordable housing development and the plans are subject to non-discretionary ministerial approval.

Project Related Documents (as of August 2023):
Plans

SVSP PCL WB-32 – Objective Design Standards

SVSP PCL WB-32 – Objective Design Standards (File #PL22-0395)

Project Address: 4201 Santucci Boulevard

Property Owner: John Tallman, Westpark S V 400 LLC

Project Applicant: Scott Canel, Pine Island Apartments LLC

Project Description: The proposed development is a 192-unit affordable apartment complex (190 low-income senior units and two (2) manager units) with a community center and outdoor community area on 5.11 acres in the Sierra Vista Specific Plan area. The project includes a density bonus of 64 units. The development will contain a mix of one and two-bedroom units ranging from 700 square feet to 940 square feet. Additionally, the site includes a total of 206 parking spaces. The project is a qualified senior affordable housing development and the plans are subject to non-discretionary ministerial approval.

Project Related Documents (as of August 2023):
Plans

WRSP PCL F-22B – Harvey Way Apartments East

WRSP PCL F-22B – Harvey Way Apartments East (File #PL22-0383)

Approval Date:
April 18, 2023

Project Address:
 1130 Harvey Way

Property Owner: James C. Ghielmetti, West Roseville Development Company Inc.

Project Applicant: Kris Steward, Plan Steward, Inc.

Project Description: The proposed development is a 214-unit multi-family apartment complex consisting of four buildings ranging from 3-stories to 4-stories. The project includes a density bonus of 52 units and 103 units will be affordable units. The project will consist of a community room, fitness center, and outdoor community area on 7.15 acres in the West Roseville Specific Plan area. The development will contain a mix of studio, one, two, and three-bedroom units ranging from 512 square feet to 1,278 square feet. Additionally, the site includes a total of 363 parking spaces. The project is a qualified affordable housing development and the plans are subject to non-discretionary ministerial approval.

Project Related Documents (as of March 2023):
Plans

WRSP PCL F-22A – Harvey Way Apartments West

WRSP PCL F-22A – Harvey Way Apartments West (File #PL22-0380)

Approval Date:
April 18, 2023

Project Address: 1180 Harvey Way

Property Owner: James C. Ghielmetti, West Roseville Development Company Inc.

Project Applicant: Kris Steward, Plan Steward, Inc.

Project Description: The proposed development is an 82-unit four-story multi-family apartment complex with a community room, manager’s unit, fitness center, and outdoor community area on 2.7 acres in the West Roseville Specific Plan area. The development will contain a mix of one, two, and three-bedroom units ranging from 545 square feet to 942 square feet. Additionally, the site includes a total of 133 parking spaces. The project is a qualified affordable housing development and the plans are subject to non-discretionary ministerial approval.

Project Related Documents (as of April 2023):
Plans