Land Use Planning in the WUI, Including ADUs

In Session 4 of the "Wildfires – How to Preserve and Protect Housing" work group, speakers discussed how density can be added to our communities while also adding protection to homes and neighborhoods. Presentations outlined the current best practices and approaches for integrating wildfire dynamics into land use planning; and updates were provided by CAL FIRE and the Office of Planning and Research (OPR) regarding current initiatives that will provide new guidance, tools and resources for local agencies in 2022. 

Workshop discussion focused on three specific wildfire and housing challenges in the Bay Area:

  1. How can homes with minimal setbacks be made more resilient for a fire adapted environment?
  2. How can cities provide access for fire apparatus and reduce congestion to accelerate actual evacuation times in an emergency?
  3. How can communities take action together on wildfire adaptation?