Regulatory Concessions

To encourage the recycling or intensification of land uses to higher values, the City offers developers a range of regulatory concessions to encourage the construction of new housing. These include, but are not limited to flexible means to reduce or adjust parking requirements based on need rather than prescriptive standards, density bonuses to increase the revenue stream from projects, and reduction of open space requirements. Developers may also apply for the Planned Unit Development Overlay, which essentially allows a developer to seek tailored residential development standards for larger projects. Finally, the City’s Development Code also allows a variance or administrative exception process, where needed, to provide relief from typical residential development standards that preclude the full enjoyment and use of residential property.