Housing Production & Capacity Portal

The Housing Production and Capacity Portal (Portal) tracks progress towards implementing the General Plan by illustrating housing production and land use capacity since 2011. The Portal answers questions like how much and where development is occurring, where are developments in the permit process located, and where there is General Plan dwelling unit capacity remaining?

The Portal results are updated quarterly and are made available on this website.

Housing Production & Capacity Portal Results


The Portal collects and aggregates information like existing number of dwelling units, changes to land use capacity, production of housing units, and remaining dwelling unit capacity of the General Plan in a series of heatmaps. The Portal results are updated quarterly and can be accessed through the Housing Production & Capacity Portal Summary, unincorporated community heatmaps, or through an online Portal Search Feature to explore remaining dwelling unit capacity of the General Plan. Portal highlights are include:

  • Number of Dwelling Units produced since 2011: 5,802
    • (2,313 units in Specific Plan Areas, 1,580 in villages, 1,609 in semi-rural, and 300 in rural)
  • Number of Dwelling Units receiving discretionary permit approval since 2011: 7,145
  • Changes to the General Plan: Net increase of 5,823 units
  • Total existing, built, and future dwelling units: 239,948
  • Potential Remaining Dwelling Unit Capacity in the General Plan: 60,748 
    • (13,570 units in Specific Plan Areas, 22,632 in villages, 18,573 in semi-rural, and 5,973 in rural)

Click here for maps by Community Planning Area and subareas.

General Plan Dwelling Unit Capacity


Dwelling unit capacity is the difference between the amount of existing development today and the likely amount allowed by the General Plan that could occur from development on vacant or developed lands within the unincorporated area. Construction of these units may or may not happen and depends on obtaining approvals from the County. Infrastructure such as roads, sewers, storm drains, and water connections may be needed. Also, site-specific conditions may limit the number of units constructed such as animal habitats, steep slopes, and flood areas; and demand for new homes. 

The Portal Tracks the dwelling unit capacity and reports out results for each community planning area and unincorporated area. You can view the remaining dwelling unit capacity below by clicking on the below: 

The heatmap below shows the location of the remaining general plan housing capacity throughout the unincorporated county. Incorporated areas are shown in gray.  Areas with no housing capacity are shown in white.

 

Contact Us


For any questions, please email Housing.Portal@sdcounty.ca.gov or call 858-495-5539.