The Oakland Construction Innovation and Expanded Housing Options Ordinance
To address the skyrocketing cost of building housing, and to increase housing options and affordability for all Oaklanders, Mayor Schaaf and City Councilmembers Kalb and Thao are proposing a new ordinance that would make comprehensive amendments to the Oakland Planning Code.
The Oakland Construction Innovation and Expanded Housing Options Ordinance would update the City’s zoning regulations to:
Allow residential occupancy of RVs and tiny homes on wheels on private property subject to certain health and safety standards
Allow mobile homes and manufactured homes in all zoning districts where residential uses are permitted
Establish density and open space regulations for efficient dwelling units; and
Establish height regulations for modular construction.