SB 35 (2018): Ministerial Approval Process for Certain Multifamily Housing Development Projects

On January 1, 2018 Senate Bill 35 (SB 35) became state law establishing a streamlined and ministerial approval process for certain multifamily housing development projects. Eligible projects must comply with objective planning standards, provide specified levels of affordable housing and meet other specified requirements. These resources are meant to help staff process SB 35 project applications. The Application Processing for Local Governments guide can be used to develop an internal review process for housing development projects that invoke SB 35. The Template Application Checklist can be used to review applications and ensure that a proposed housing development meets all requirements of SB 35.

DISCLAIMER: These resources are not intended to serve as legal advice regarding any jurisdiction's specific policies or any proposed housing development project. Local staff should consult with their city attorney or county counsel regarding this document.