According to Wiley Norvell, a spokesperson for the mayor, any transfer that resulted in residential use would be subject to mandatory inclusionary zoning
, which means at least 25-30 percent affordable housing.
Barnett's company built the low-income rentals in exchange for the freedom to construct more square feet than city rules would otherwise allow, a housing strategy called inclusionary zoning
By contrast, no inclusionary zoning
policy exists in the Philadelphia suburbs, he said.
One is toughness: mandatory inclusionary zoning
, stronger rent laws, an army of Legal Aid lawyers, stricter code enforcement against landlords who let properties decay.
The primary purpose of the proposed Study is to review and, if advisable, recommend amendments to the inclusionary zoning
ordinance requirement for the provision of affordable housing.
David Rusk, a national expert on such policies, says that inclusionary zoning
results in "no overall cost to the developer.
She said: "This could include offering incentives, including easing government processes, relaxing planning regulations, and offering government concessionary packages that reduce production-related costs (similar to Dubai's initiative to promote affordable hotels); introducing inclusionary zoning
to all residentially-zoned land, which mandates that all residential projects must reserve a certain percentage of residential units as affordable housing - similar to the Middle Income Housing Policy introduced by the Urban Planning Council in Abu Dhabi - or inclusionary banking - less popular with banks - which mandates that all banks must reserve a certain percentage of their business for affordable home lending.
moderate-income households created through inclusionary zoning
locally weak owners of vacant land, such as inclusionary zoning
The decision is the genesis of Assembly Bill 1229, which seeks to overturn the court's ruling and reestablish the legal right of cities to impose inclusionary zoning
on private housing developments.
The District's Inclusionary Zoning
program offers opportunities for low and moderate income residents to rent or purchase an affordable housing unit in the city.
In 2003, the Irvine City Council adopted an inclusionary zoning
policy, requiring that 15 percent of new housing be affordably priced.