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Garden City Village, NY Affordable Housing
Date Added: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Affordable Housing , Healthy Communities, Density    
New York
Municipal
Garden City Village enacted an Affordable Housing Density Bonus to promote affordable units within the village. Affordable housing is affordable for those whose income is 80% or less AMI. The density bonus includes a density increase by at least 10% or an increase in floor area ratio, and the additional units created must be dedicated affordable. These bonuses are permitted in any residential or mixed use zones in which five or more residential units are being developed. The ordinance also sets guidelines for permitting, deed, ownership, and co.. Read More
Chicago, IL Density Bonuses for Green Roofs
Date Added: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Energy Efficiency & Conservation, Healthy Communities, Density    
Illinois
Municipal
Green roofs are periodically inspected by the Department of Zoning. The floor area bonus for qualifying green roofs is calculated as follows: Bonus FAR = (area of roof landscaping in excess of 50% of net roof area ÷ lot area) × 0.30 × Base FAR... Read More
Prairie Queen Development
Date Added: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Affordable Housing , Mixed/Multiple Use, Density    
Nebraska
Municipal
The Prairie Queen development in Papillion, Nebraska has no single-family housing and instead has apartments, fourplexes, townhouses, carriage houses, and retail and commercial space. The neighborhood is walkable and provides opportunities for a variety of income levels. Developments within the neighborhood must have at least two uses... Read More
Skagway Comprehensive Plan 2030
Date Added: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Affordable Housing , Zoning, Density    
Alaska
Municipal
Skagway, Alaska has included multiple affordable housing goals in its 2030 Comprehensive Plan. A town of just over 1,000, Skagway is encouraging residential development to accommodate anticipated population growth. The town owns 8,850 acres of land in its borders and has created a residential land disposal program to sell publicly owned land for residential development. Target residential development categories include senior housing, affordable housing, housing for full time workers and residents, and housing for those earning 120% AMI .. Read More
Housing Options Ordinance
Date Added: Tuesday, August 24, 2021
Accessory Uses , Affordable Housing , Density    
Washington
Municipal
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) and duplexes are permitted as-of-right in all residential zones in Olympia while cottage houses, triplexes, fourplexes, and townhouses are permitted as-of-right in most residential zones. The city amended its zoning code to encourage infill development in three urban residential areas to prevent urban sprawl... Read More
Housing Choices (House Bill 2001)
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Affordable Housing , Zoning, Density    
Oregon
State
This Bill was enacted in 2019 to create more affordable and diverse housing. In Oregon, more than 25% of households are single person, and housing options must grow to reflect that. HB 2001 requires all residential districts in medium-sized cities to allow for duplex housing and requires all large cities to allow for duplexes, triplexes, quadplexes, cottage clusters, and townhouses to meet the housing needs of Oregon’s diverse population. Oregon sets minimum standards for each housing type in order to ensure that these needs are being met. The .. Read More
Better Housing By Design
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Affordable Housing , Transfer of Development Rights (TDR), Zoning, Density    
Oregon
Municipal
Portland, Oregon created a report titled “Better Housing By Design” to create plans to promote affordable and diverse housing. The report is a compilation of Portland’s recent zoning code amendments. Portland implemented code changes to address housing affordability and diversity, expand outdoor spaces and green design, building design and scale requirements, and more. Housing affordability and density changes were implemented in multi-family residential zones outside of the city core in order to expand options, diversity, and walkability. The .. Read More
Berkeley votes for historic housing change: an end to single-family zoning
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Affordable Housing , Zoning, Density    
California
Municipal
Berkeley’s zoning code was amended to eliminate all single-family zones and replace them with multi-family zones, allowing for development of duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes to alleviate the city’s housing strain. This is estimated to add an additional 9,000 housing units in the next several years. Berkeley was nationally known for being the “birthplace of exclusionary zoning,” and the town decided it was time to address the issue. The new units will match existing neighborhood style while also maintaining historic character... Read More
Culdesac Tempe: A Car-Free Neighborhood
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Affordable Housing , Mixed/Multiple Use, Pedestrian Oriented Design (POD), Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Density    
Arizona
Municipal
Culdesac Tempe is a car free neighborhood in Arizona that has 636 housing units on 16 acres. All buildings are connected via walkways and courtyards. The development also has a bike share program and is located next to public transit. This is a mixed-use, high-density zone to encourage pedestrian-oriented development that provides housing opportunities for a variety of income levels... Read More
Residential Infill Pilot Program 2.0
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Affordable Housing , Density, Infill    
Washington
Municipal
Created the Residential Infill Pilot Program 2.0 to encourage residential infill development within the city. This program aims to promote multi-family development within traditionally single-family neighborhoods to add affordable units, increase housing choice, increase density, maintain scale and character of neighborhoods, and more. This plan will apply to single-family districts and outlines the permitted number and style of units depending on zone and lot size... Read More
Chapter 20.28 Infill Housing
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Affordable Housing , Density, Infill    
Washington
Municipal
City code includes Infill Development chapter used to implement comprehensive plan goals related to infill development. This development is permitted in all zones except single-family, aside from single-family zones that permit cluster subdivisions. It sets site size, setback, parking, and open space requirements for each type of multi-family development... Read More
Unified Development Regulations
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Affordable Housing , Mixed/Multiple Use, Density, Infill    
Vermont
Municipal
The zoning code was amended to create a mixed-use residential district to promote infill while also maintaining community character. This technique would allow for much of the zoning code, and therefore community, to remain the same while certain aspects are changed to promote Missing Middle development. The city targets affordable housing as a major factor in this development... Read More
City of Hannibal Planned Density Residential District Ordinance
Date Added: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Planned Development Districts, Smart Growth, Zoning, Density    
Missouri
Municipal
The Planned Density Residential District is established to ensure adequate infrastructure support and allow for flexibility of use of the land by developers. It requires increasing open space as a percentage of land as the number of residential units being built increases. The Rural District is to provide space for agricultural uses and the orderly transfer of land to urban uses, while the Agricultural District is solely for the former... Read More
City of Modesto Density Bonus Ordinance
Date Added: Sunday, May 7, 2017
Affordable Housing , Incentive Zoning, Density    
California
Municipal
Under the Density Bonus Ordinance, Modesto’s density bonuses are awarded in relation to the percentage of affordable units provided. If a developer shows economic necessity, an additional incentive may be provided by the city (reduction in site development standards, modification of zoning requirements, financial incentives, and donation of land). A 25% density bonus may be awarded for condominium conversions if 33% of the total units are for moderate income, or 15% are reserved for low-income. A ten-year restriction is placed on the deed if.. Read More
Town of Estes Park Attainable Housing Density Bonus Ordinance
Date Added: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Affordable Housing , Incentive Zoning, Density    
Colorado
Municipal
The Attainable Housing Density Bonus Ordinance for the Town of Estes Park – Estes Valley states that for every one attainable housing unit provided, a developer may receive a bonus of one-half unit that may only be used for the development of additional affordable housing units. That statute also lists certain development requirements to satisfy the bonus provision including a twenty-year deed restriction to ensure the housing remains affordable... Read More
Town of Braintree Affordable Housing Ordinance
Date Added: Thursday, April 6, 2017
Affordable Housing , Incentive Zoning, Density    
Vermont
Municipal
Chapter 5.18 of the Braintree, Vermont, Zoning Ordinance establishes that housing is affordable when households spend no more than one-third of their incomes on housing costs. The chapter allows density zoning incentives... Read More
Creating Great Neighborhoods: Density in Your Community
Date Added: Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Mixed/Multiple Use, Transit Oriented Development (TOD), Parking, Density    
State: Not Applicable
U.S. Federal
Density is a key factor in in the success of smart growth and can often be opposed by communities because poorly designed density adds to public frustration. This report emphasizes the importance of a balanced perspective when considering how density should be created and what it should look like. To assist communities in achieving a balanced perspective, the report explains the benefits of density in a community, provides case studies of the success of well-designed density, and design principles that can be applied by local communities to suc.. Read More
County of Bay County Density and Intensity Bonus Ordinance
Date Added: Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Affordable Housing , Density    
Florida
Municipal
The Density and Intensity Bonus Ordinance encourages high quality affordable housing development and redevelopment in Bay County, Florida. This statute sets forth provisions for the calculation of density and intensity bonuses and establishes criteria for affordable housing and details about the application process for affordable housing... Read More