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Pinellas County, FL Incentivizes Affordable Housing
Date Added: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Affordable Housing , Incentive Zoning, Healthy Communities    
Florida
Regional - Multiple Municipalities
Pinellas County provides numerous incentives for affordable housing development: expedited permit processing, review fee relief, reduced parking requirements, housing in commercial zones, donation of publicly owned land, identifying qualified renters or buyers, density bonuses, accessory structures, reduced setback requirements, street design modifications, and zero lot lines. Where 20% of the units are affordable to households at 60% AMI or below, these incentives may apply... Read More
Philadelphia, PA Voluntary Affordable Housing
Date Added: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Affordable Housing , Incentive Zoning, Healthy Communities    
Pennsylvania
Municipal
Philadelphia includes in its housing code a provision for voluntary affordable housing. Moderate income units will be priced at levels affordable for 60% AMI, while low income units will be priced for 50% AMI. Where at least 50% of gross floor area will be designated for residential development, floor area, height, or dwelling density bonuses may apply. The bonuses are calculated depending on the zone and income designation. These affordable units must constitute at least 10% of all units, be affordable for 50 years, and be of comparable qualit.. Read More
Miami, FL Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning
Date Added: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Affordable Housing , Incentive Zoning, Healthy Communities    
Florida
Municipal
Passed a mandatory inclusionary zoning ordinance in 2018 that requires affordable units in a certain 30-block district. Because the city ranked lowest in the country for affordable rental units and climate change is forcing residents inland, Miami chose to pass this ordinance. Now, rental developments within the zone must have a minimum 7% affordable or 14% workforce housing. Both of these are designated for households earning 80% less AMI. Developers will be permitted to increase project square footage if they fulfill this requirement. In Miam.. Read More
Affordability Unlocked Development Bonus Program Applicant Guide
Date Added: Thursday, August 12, 2021
Affordable Housing , Incentive Zoning, Healthy Communities    
Texas
Municipal
Austin’s “Affordability Unlocked” program provides waivers and bonuses in exchange for setting aside at least 50% of a new development’s units for a minimum of 40 years for rental and 99 years for ownership units. In rental units, 20% of all units must meet 50% AMI and affordable units must be affordable to households at 60% AMI or below to qualify. 25% of affordable units must either (a) have two or more bedrooms, (b) serve as supportive housing, or (c) serve as elderly housing. For sale units, affordable unit prices must be affordable to hous.. Read More
County of North Castle Planned, Hamlet or Village Bonus for Affordable Housing Ordinance
Date Added: Monday, May 8, 2017
Affordable Housing , Incentive Zoning    
Delaware
Municipal
This law states that a developer can propose a ten percent density increase if the development meets certain requirements. Requirements include at least fifty percent of additional units be reserved as affordable housing. The ordinance provides a detailed example that carefully outlines the calculations of a mock proposal. Sec. 40.07.310 lists general standards required of all affordable housing projects. .. 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
State of Massachusetts Agricultural Incentive Areas Ordinance
Date Added: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Incentive Zoning, Agriculture, Farmland Protection & Preservation    
Massachusetts
State
This statute authorizes a city or town to determine and designate agricultural land or land with horticultural use as agricultural incentive areas upon consultation with, and review by local and regional planning and zoning boards. Section two of this statute authorizes a municipality to establish an agricultural incentive area committee for purposes of performing the functions under this chapter, “Agricultural Incentive Areas,” namely the preservation of agricultural or horticultural lands via the designation of agricultural incentive areas a.. Read More
City of New York Floor Area Bonus for Subway Station Improvements
Date Added: Friday, May 5, 2017
Incentive Zoning, Site Design Standards, Transportation & Land Use Planning    
New York
Municipal
The City of New York created incentive zoning in 1961 to acquire available open space in densely packed commercial or business districts. Article VII, Chapter 4 in the New York City Zoning Resolution grants floor area bonus by special permit for improving subway station... Read More
City of New York Special Midtown District Ordinance
Date Added: Friday, May 5, 2017
Development Standards, Incentive Zoning    
New York
Municipal
The City of New York created incentive zoning in 1961 to acquire available open space in densely packed commercial or business districts. Article VIII, Chapter 1 in the New York City Zoning Resolution regulates floor area bonus for Special Midtown District. As-of-right “floor area” bonuses are not permitted in this district... Read More
State of Florida State Comprehensive Plan
Date Added: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Comprehensive Planning, Incentive Zoning, Smart Growth, Transportation & Land Use Planning    
Florida
State
Below is the State of Florida’s Comprehensive Plan. The plan provides an example of a state legislature’s attempt to guide its constituent regions and municipalities in their respective efforts towards planning and development. Elements of the Priority Growth District concept are present in this plan... 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 Clifton Park Open Space Incentive Zoning
Date Added: Monday, May 1, 2017
Incentive Zoning, Open Space Preservation    
New York
Municipal
This law gives the Town Board to grant incentives to private land developers to advance the town’s specific policies in accordance with the Town’s GEIS for the western lands of Clifton Park, the 2003 Comprehensive Plan update, the 2003 Open Space Plan, and in coordination with other community planning mechanisms or land use techniques. .. Read More
Tahoe Region Bonus Unit Incentive Program
Date Added: Saturday, April 22, 2017
Incentive Zoning    
State: Not Applicable
Regional Planning Entity
The Tahoe Regional Planning Authority Bonus Unit Incentive Program encourages the provision of environmental services to the Tahoe region, which may include land conservation and protection, regional smart growth infrastructure, habitat restoration, public recreation opportunities, and reduced land cover, in return for additional units for a residential or tourist accommodation project. The program grants additional residential units or tourist accommodation units based on a point system rewarded for mitigation measures to the region above and .. 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
City of Bainbridge Island Affordable Housing Ordinance
Date Added: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Affordable Housing , Incentive Zoning    
Washington
Municipal
Chapter 18.90 of the Bainbridge Island Municipal Code describes the purpose, procedures, and zoning incentives related to the creation of affordable housing... Read More
City of Memphis Amenity Incentives Ordinance
Date Added: Sunday, August 28, 2016
Incentive Zoning    
Tennessee
Municipal
This ordinance provides for floor area bonuses in exchange for public pedestrian plazas/ arcades. To qualify for the floor area bonus, the plaza/ arcade must meet specific design criteria. A floor area bonus may also be awarded for the development of affordable housing. This ordinance is especially notable as development incentives are also established to encourage participation in the implementation of a comprehensive greenway network... Read More
City of Ashland Incentive Zoning Ordinance
Date Added: Sunday, August 28, 2016
Incentive Zoning    
Oregon
Municipal
The City of Ashland uses a performance-based system to allow increased development densities with quality design. The purpose of the Ashland City Code Title 18 is to allow an option for more flexible design than is permissible under the conventional zoning codes. Designs should stress things such as energy efficiency, architectural creativity and innovation, and use the natural features of the landscape to their greatest advantage. .. Read More
New York State Town Law: § 261-b. Incentive Zoning
Date Added: Sunday, August 28, 2016
Incentive Zoning    
New York
State
This law grants incentive zoning power to Towns in New York State. Incentives (also known as bonuses) are defined as: “adjustments to the permissible population density, area, height, open space, use, or other provisions of a zoning ordinance or local law for a specific purpose authorized by the town board. The law also discusses such topics as the authority and purposes of Incentive Zoning, and the implementation of Incentive Zoning. .. Read More
City of Fargo Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative
Date Added: Sunday, August 28, 2016
Incentive Zoning    
North Dakota
Municipal
The Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRI) is an effort in Fargo to encourage growth in the city center. The program offers economic incentives for residents to move into older single-family homes in the downtown area instead of developing on the City’s fringe. The incentives to develop an older home include low interest loans, child care assistance and gap financing (Stein 2003)... Read More
City of Wilmington Mixed Use District Ordinance
Date Added: Sunday, August 28, 2016
Incentive Zoning, Mixed/Multiple Use    
North Carolina
Municipal
This ordinance provides for the granting of density bonuses for various environmental improvements, transportation enhancements, affordable housing, preservation of historic resources and improvement of pedestrian facilities. The more significant the community benefit, the greater the bonus awarded. .. Read More
City of Boise Foothills Planned Development Ordinance
Date Added: Sunday, August 28, 2016
Incentive Zoning    
Idaho
Municipal
The Foothills Planned Unit Development (PUD) ordinance is a subsection of the PUD ordinance, the purpose of which is to implement the residential subdivision density aspects of the city’s Foothills Policy Plan. It defines the type of subdivision and zoning allowed in the Foothills Planning Area by enabling a “density bonus” technique that allows the trade of density for open space, as long as the trading land is less than 25% slope and greater than 1 acre. The density trade element also provides for sensitive areas such as wildlife corridors,.. Read More
City of Fayetteville Redevelopment Standards & Incentives Ordinance
Date Added: Sunday, August 28, 2016
Incentive Zoning    
Georgia
Municipal
The Redevelopment District regulation provides incentives for redeveloping an already developed site, rather than on pristine land. It provides density bonuses and waivers of impact fees in order to encourage redevelopment of blighted areas and compatible development... Read More
City of Orlando Density and Intensity Bonuses
Date Added: Sunday, August 28, 2016
Incentive Zoning    
Florida
Municipal
Density and intensity bonuses are available for development in office, mixed-use corridor, and activity center districts in order to provide incentives for infill and redevelopment and to reduce travel distance and promote energy conservation by limiting urban sprawl. Such development must provide connections to public transit and enhance bicycle and pedestrian accessibility. The ordinance also incorporates a transportation linkage incentive that allows reduction of the minimum required intensity in exchange for contributions to a city transpo.. Read More