Housing Incentives

To facilitate housing development, the City will create an optional package of policy and regulatory incentives. The incentive program is intended to realize improved value, a rich palette of amenities, locational landmarks, and to create identifiable places. While the underlying land use designations still apply, the City may offer various incentives through a discretionary permit. Special incentives may be granted for mixed-use developments, residential infill projects near transit facilities, the replacement of underperforming commercial uses with new residential uses, the improvement and/or intensification of existing, mid-block residential uses, or lot consolidation and development of desired projects. The menu of incentives may include density transfers, modifications in development standards, increased residential density, and other incentives to be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.

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