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Article XVII Adaptive Reuse, §27-199.1 Affordable Housing and Multifamily Housing

Affordable Housing    
Township Of Whitehall   
Urban | Suburban |
Allows adaptive reuse in the zoning code for multiple family units and affordable housing. Whitehall allows adaptive reuse for affordable housing to be permitted as of right in all residential zoning districts. It is limited to buildings over 5,000 square feet with the existing structure having existed for 50 years before this code was passed. It must have been vacant, partially vacant, or underutilized for a minimum of 3 consecutive years. Affordable units must be 60% AMI or below and rents must remain affordable for 15 years. The code also provides some bonuses, such as an increase in lot and impervious surface coverage by up to 10%.