Last week, Gov. Gavin Newsom signed two significant housing bills. The bills are meant to help mitigate California’s extreme housing shortage by increasing density statewide. One of the bills, SB9, will allow lot-splitting and duplex-building across most lots zoned for single-family use. The other, SB10, will streamline construction of buildings with up to 10 units near major transit hubs.
Now that they’ve become law, it’s worth looking at what the Bay Area’s current housing landscape looks like and how the bills might change that.