Member-supported news for Southern California
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Support for KPCC comes from:

San Diego moves to eliminate parking requirements for new housing. Is LA next?

San Diego is the top Memorial Day destination for Southern California travelers, according to a survey by the Automobile Club of Southern California. (Photo: View of downtown San Diego from Coronado by Ed Joyce/KPCC)
Ed Joyce/KPCC
A view of Downtown San Diego from Coronado Bay

San Diego City Council voted Monday to nix the minimum parking requirement for new housing developments. The change comes as the city aims to address housing shortage and move away from a car-oriented city plan.

San Diego City Council voted Monday to nix the minimum parking requirement for new housing developments. The change comes as the city aims to address housing shortage and move away from a car-oriented city plan.

The new policy will allow developers to build condominium or apartment buildings without parking spots if the property is located within a half-mile distance from a major public transit stop. Sacramento and San Francisco are two other California cities that have already approved similar parking changes.

We’ll talk about how this politically-challenging proposal made it through the city council, how a similar proposal might look in Los Angeles and the specific challenges that would need to be addressed here, and check-in on the efforts to address the affordable housing crisis at the state level.

With guest host Libby Denkmann

Guests:

Andrew Bowen, metro reporter at KPBS; he tweets

Katy Murphy, State Capitol and housing reporter for the Bay Area News Group; she tweets

Michael Manville, assistant professor of urban planning at UCLA

Mott Smith, principal with Civic Enterprise Development, a mid-sized developing firm based in L.A., and adjunct professor in the USC Price School of Public Policy; he tweets

Stay Connected