Your Monthly BIAOC Update: August 2021
Summer is flying by at BIAOC!

Check out the upcoming News & Events section below for NEW upcoming events and industry news. We can't wait to see you next week at our BIAOC Women's Leadership Conference and Networking Event on Thursday, August 26th - Click HERE to register now to reserve your spot! Batter up for our SOLD OUT BIAOC's 10th Annual Baseball Night as we watch the Angels v Yankees. Plus - only ONE team spot left for our BIAOC Softball Tournament on September 10th! Click here to sign up now!

Scroll down to our Government Affairs Updates section for the latest BIAOC member advocacy wins and calls to action. Your continued advocacy makes a difference in our industry and in our community. Contact to become an industry advocate today!

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News & Upcoming Events
Stay tuned for upcoming events, webinars, and industry news!
BIAOC Women's Leadership Conference & Networking Event
"The Re-Building"
Thursday, August 26, 2021
4:30PM - 7:00PM - Networking Event
5:30PM - Featured Guest Speaker

Join us for an evening of summer networking with BIAOC and BIAOC NextGen members. This event will include featured speaker Natalie Grumet. Register today and invite your colleagues!
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BRONZE Sponsors
Boudreau Pipeline Corporation
Brookfield Residential
Circle M Contractors
Dahlin Group Architecture l Planning
Danielian Associates Architecture + Planning
David Evans and Associates, Inc.
Focus 360
Fuscoe Engineering, Inc.
Gouvis Engineering Consulting Group, Inc.
Huitt-Zollars, Inc.
Hunsaker & Associates Irvine, Inc
Jackson Tidus
KB Home
Landsea Homes
LJP Construction Services
Manatt Phelps & Phillips, LLP
Murow Development Consultants
New American Funding
Newmeyer & Dillion, LLP
Outdoor Dimensions
Rancho Mission Viejo
Reliable Wholesale Lumber
Shea Homes
Simpson Strong-Tie
Tri Pointe Homes
TWR Framing Inc.
WHA l Architects. Planners. Designers
Only ONE Team Spot Left!
BIAOC Softball Tournament
Friday, September 10, 2021
7:00AM - 5:00PM

Back by popular demand – get ready for our BIAOC Softball Tournament! Join us for a fun day in the sun by signing up to play or by cheering your colleagues on to the final game! Register and sponsor now to reserve your spot!

Sponsorships Available!

Early Bird Pricing Ends 8/20/21
BIA of Southern California Building Industry Show 3.0
September 29-30, 2021
Pechanga Resort & Casino

We invite you to join us for the biggest building trade show event and experience in Southern California - the Building Industry Show 3.0. Join us for our in-person trade show floor, Builders Golf Tournament, Builders Kickoff Party, special guest speakers to be announced and more.
BIAOC Annual BITA Wine Event - Travel The World Through Wine
Thursday, October 14, 2021
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Sub Zero, Wolf & Cove Showroom
200 Park Center Drive, Suite 310
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

You're invited to BIAOC's Annual Wine Event benefitting BITA. Sponsor today!
Upcoming BIAOC NextGen Events
BIAOC NextGen Morning Site Tour - "The Cay" at Mariner Shores
Tuesday, August 24, 2021
1244 Irvine Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Site Tour


Join BIAOC NextGen for their first in-person site tour this year!
Check Out More Upcoming BIA Events
Save the Date
BIA Orange County Chapter 55th Annual Installation Gala
November 12, 2021 - Laguna Cliffs Marriott
Government Affairs Updates
Tustin Inclusionary Zoning 
The City of Tustin will be bringing their Inclusionary Zoning (IZ) Policy back to council for discussion. At the August 17th Council Meeting, several council members questioned the lack of development in the multiple specific plans that the IZ applies to. As many of you know, in 2018, the City passed an aggressive IZ policy on the Red Hill Corridor Specific Plan and the Down Town Specific Plan resulting in no new development in these areas. Due to this fact, the majority of the council asked for an analysis to hopefully understand why no new housing units have moved forward. The BIA advocated against this policy in 2018 on this very premise and supports either a pause or to outright remove the policy.
Huntington Beach Inclusionary Zoning
The City of Huntington Beach is looking to amend their inclusionary zoning policy in an effort to clarify and streamline the development process. On August 10th, the City held a planning commission study session to look at the current policy and several amendments proposed by staff. In a nutshell, staff is proposing that the in-lieu fee be expanded to larger projects (compared to an on-site requirement), clarifying rental and for-sale income levels, and moving to a square foot in-lieu fee and a sq. ft. cap on units the fee can be applied to. The City will bring this policy back to planning commission and ultimately the city council.
Member Project Approved – The Hill Tustin 
Congrats to BIA member Irvine Asset Group on their project approval this month in the City of Tustin. The Hill Tustin is a 3 and 4 story development that includes 137 residential apartment units, 7,000 square feet of commercial area, 227 on-site parking spaces with public and private open space and on-site amenities. The BIA has been advocating for this project for quite some time as this project has been in the works for roughly 6 years. There have been many changes in the city over that time and thankfully we now have a city council that understands the benefits and positive changes this project will have on the area. Congrats! 
Santa Ana Inclusionary Zoning 
The City of Santa Ana recently held a public stakeholder meeting to consider changes to the recently lowered Inclusionary Zoning policy, otherwise known as the Housing Opportunity Ordinance, or HOO. As you may remember, the BIA led a successful effort to lower the Per Square foot fee from $15 dollars to $5, as not one permit was pulled during the $15 fee timeframe. Since the fee was lowered, thousands of units have moved forward in the city of Santa Ana. However, the new city council feels the fee needs to be increased!

The current proposal could increase the sq. ft. fee back to $15, add a fee to projects under 20 units, possible mandate skilled and trained labor, apply fee to conversions, and remove the covenant timeline on affordable units. This is bad precedent and completely removed from all logic – this will kill housing in the city.

The BIA, and several board members, testified in opposition of this proposal – and can’t understand why the city would look to increase a fee to levels that literally stopped development in their city. Check out a recent article HERE. If you have any questions, please contact Steve LaMotte.
BIAOC Partner Events
Apartment Association of Orange County 50th Annual Trade Show & Conference
OC Fair & Event Center, Costa Mesa, California
Thursday, September 30, 2021
8:30AM - 3:00PM
Join BIAOC NextGen
For more information or to refer a NextGen member, please contact:
Zac Torres 
NextGen Membership Chair
Chad Davies
NextGen Membership Co-Chair
Your BIAOC Team
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