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 (updated as of 12/8/2021):

  • Number of Dwelling Units produced since 2011: 7,515
  • Number of Dwelling Units receiving discretionary permit approval since 2011: 7,865
  • Changes to the General Plan: Net increase of 3,646 units
  • Total existing, built, and future dwelling units: 244,908
  • Potential Remaining Dwelling Unit Capacity in the General Plan: 58,048
    • (12,776 units in Specific Plan Areas, 21,938 in villages, 18,299 in semi-rural, and 5,318 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: 

Below is an Interactive Map to explore areas with remaining General Plan housing capacity in the unincorporated areas. Zoom in on a specific area or enter an address to see the Portal results.

Click here for instructions on the Interactive Map.

Click here to interact with the map


Contact Us

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