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San Clemente , CA

Monthly Housing Development Update | September 2021

General statistics, market trends and outlook for housing development in San Clemente, CA

City Housing Update for September 2021

Current Trends:

During this past month of August, the median rental price for a single family home in San Clemente was $3,749 and median sale price for a single family home in the city was $884,600. There were approximately 290 homes listed for sale in the city at the end of August, compared with 290 in July. During the last month, homes sold within 44 days on the market and received 1 offers per sale on average.

City Housing Supply:

As of the end of 2017, the total count of existing housing units in the city was 26,402. Single family housing units make up the majority 66.96% of San Clemente's housing units, 17,678 units total. Multifamily units make up 30 percent, or approximately 8,125. As of last year, the average housing density (people per household) was 2.71, compared with the state average of 2.97. At the end of the period, about 2,301 of housing units in the city were unoccupied, suggesting a vacancy rate of 0 percent.

Regulations & Outlook:

The City has finalized updates to it's residential zoning code that fully comply with State Laws SB 1069 and AB 2299 which allow for Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) to be developed on most single family lots. More commonly referred to as “Granny Flats” and “In-Law Units”, in San Clemente as many as 10,430 homes may now be eligible to add some form of second dwelling unit. These laws are intended by The State to boost opportunities for housing production in cities in an effort to address the growing housing deficits local communities face accross The State. Typically secondary units are constructed by homeowners in backyards, converted garages and basements of single family residences. These new regulations could now allow individual homeowners to play a significant role to increase housing production in San Clemente over the coming years. Consider for example, if just one percent of eligible homeowners in San Clemente built an ADU each year, it would contribute an additional 521 units to the city's housing stock over the next five years and create hundreds of new local construction jobs.

Local News & Policy:

The city's latest residential zoning requirements for ADUs can be found on the San Clemente City Page using the link or search bar at the bottom of this report. Recently More information on the latest local policies and requirements for ADUs will be available as they are passed. Check back each month for the latest changes in San Clemente.

Get Involved:

For homeowners and local developers who are interested in getting involved in the ADU movement locally in San Clemente, use Housable to get insights about the ADU housing development potential of specific properties. Housable provides zoning, permitting, estimation and design tools, many of them free of charge, to help homeowners at any step plan, permit and build their ADU projects. Use property design and calculation tools any time, get low cost insights about the ADU potetnial of your property and connect with local professionals who can help with the process when you're ready to get started. Stay up to date with the latest local trends in housing production and join the ADU movement to create more housing in San Clemente, one garage, basement, or backyard at a time.

Exerpts From City Housing Reports

Housing 2.4 Inventory and Market Conditions 2.4.1 Housing Growth Between 2000 and 2010, housing growth in San Clemente far outpaced the County and surrounding jurisdictions. By 2010, the City had approximately 25,966 units, a 26-percent increase from 2000. However, housing growth in the City has slowed significantly since 2010. According to the State Department of Finance, the housing stock in San Clemente was estimated at 26,116 units as of January 1, 2015, representing a less than one percent increase from 2010 (Table 15).

Second residential units are attached or detached dwelling units that provide complete independent living facilities for one or more persons, including permanent provisions for living, sleeping, cooking and sanitation. Second dwelling units may be an alternative source of affordable housing for lower income households and seniors. These units typically rent for less than apartments of comparable size.

The Coastal Zone is generally defined as that land and water area which extends inland 1,000 yards from the mean high tide line of the Pacific Ocean and seaward to the State's outer limit of jurisdiction. Within the City, the Coastal Zone comprises 2.79 square miles of the City's 18.45 square miles, making up 15 percent of the total land area. In 1990, 89 percent of the housing units in the City (8,542) were located in the Coastal Zone. By 2000, the number of units increased to 9,148 with an average annual growth of 60 new units a year. Between 1985 and 2005, however, ranch land development east of the Coastal Zone grew at a faster pace. As of 2010, housing east of the Coastal Zone made up approximately 50 percent of the City's housing stock.

National Core constructed an affordable housing project consisting of 19 one-bedroom apartments for lower income households. The land was purchased in 2011 at $800,000 at an average cost of $42,105 per unit. National Core estimated that with inflation, an equivalent property in 2015 would cost approximately $1.2 million. Based on National Core's extensive experience in developing affordable housing in the region, the per-unit land costs typically range from $55,000 to $90,000.

currently be operating as residence. The current property owner purchased the building in 1998 for less than $500,000 for both properties and has done little to no improvements. The properties are significantly underutilized and could be developed with up to 5 units. If the lots combined with the other five adjacent vacant lots the sites could developed up to 18 units.

For the fifth cycle Housing Element, the City has a remaining RHNA of 242 units. The site inventory has identified capacity for 634 units; at least 574 units are on sites suitable for the development of lower income housing. Specifically, up to 240 units can be accommodated on high-density residential properties that allow up to 36 units per acre (RH zone), almost double the City's remaining RHNA for lower income units. Another 113 units can be accommodated on NC properties within AH Overlay at an effective density of 32.4 units per acre. MU and MU Overlay properties can accommodate 30 units at 48.6 units per acre within the AH Overlay and 191 units at 36 units per acre outside the AH Overlay. The RM zone has vacant properties that can accommodate another 60 units. The MU and MU Overlay designations allow for nonresidential development. However, an estimated 221 units can be accommodated on these properties, representing 60 percent above the remaining RHNA for lower income units.

xe2x96xaa Units Built: Between January 1, 2006 and July 5, 2011, the City developed a total of 532 housing units, nearly all of which were market-rate units. Three of these housing units, however, were affordable to lower income households.

In 2006, the San Clemente City Council adopted the Affordable Housing Overlay Zone along El Camino Real. The Overlay is zoned commercial and the only housing which can be built is senior housing or mixed income housing with 51 percent of the units affordable to households earning up to 50 percent of area median income. In 2011, the City adopted a number of amendments to the Affordable Housing Overlay Zone. City-owned parcels along Avenida Serra and Avenida Presidio were added to the Overlay District. The minimum density in the Overlay was increased to 20 units per acre. The City also removed

1. Build new apartments (4% of total number of units) on or off-site, with rental costs affordable to households earning 50% of median income by household size. The number of very-low-income units required is a minimum of 4% of the total number of new units built. The requirement may be varied depending on the number of bedrooms per apartment and market needs. For example, if the developer is building 100 - 3 bedroom homes, and 4 affordable units are required, a minimum of 4 3-bedroom apartments with housing cost at 50% of median income can be built to meet the inclusionary requirement or depending on market needs, and with a recommendation by the Community Development Director, the developer can choose to meet the inclusionary requirement by providing 12 bedrooms in a combination of apartment types including: studios, one-, two-, three- or four-bedroom units, resulting in a variation of the number of housing units. 2. Pay an in-lieu fee. The in-lieu fee will be paid at the same time of payment of building permit

Current Market Stats September 2021

Median Sales Price $884,600.00

Median Rental Price $3,748.00 Based on 840 sqft unit

Total Homes on Market 290

Average Days on Market 44

Average Offers per Sale 1

City Housing Stock 2017

Total Housing Units 26402

Single-Family Units 17678

Other Type Units 599

Unit Vacancy Rate 0.0872

Annual Units Produced (2017) 139

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General City Info San Clemente, CA

City Population 63,522

City Area 18.71 sq. mi.

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City & State Housing News

State of CA What are Accessory Dwelling Units? California Department of Housing and Community Development 15/05/2017

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