With the latest inclusionary zoning
constraints, we will probably sell our remaining land or build office (space) instead, she said.
Our inclusionary zoning
policy will make it mandatory for developers to allocate 15 to 20 per cent of every project for affordable housing.
There will now be requirements that place a greater focus on identifying surplus Commonwealth land and new requirements for inclusionary zoning
to be considered in the sale of Commonwealth land particularly where it is suitable for housing.
And, he adds, "Neither the county or the city have a mandatory inclusionary zoning
ordinance" that would require developers to make a percentage of their units affordable in exchange for density bonuses.
Although 32 percent incorporated workforce housing in their zoning ordinance, only 6 percent included inclusionary zoning
, or incentives like density bonuses, expedited permitting and exemptions from zoning regulations and waived or reduced impact fees, to compensate developers for foregoing a market-rate project.
The panel will also explore the implications of rent control, tenant opportunity to purchase act (TOPA), and inclusionary zoning
in cities like Washington D.
He also supports inclusionary zoning
laws, like those used in Montgomery County, Maryland, that set aside a proportion of new development units for families of modest means.
Beyond the static concept of social justice, by which low- and modest-income households are able to afford housing in high demand areas, the rationale of inclusionary zoning
also features a dynamic component that deals with positive social externalities.
The council asked the city staff to develop more detailed information about how inclusionary zoning
has been used in other jurisdictions and analyze the market conditions and policy options to be considered in a follow-up session.
Among her topics are common interest communities: homeowner associations and condominiums, housing cooperatives, nuisance law and neighbors, exclusionary and inclusionary zoning
, tenants' rights and responsibilities, the regulation of rents: rent control and rent stabilization, and landlord and tenant law: select topics in discrimination.
The report notes that a lack of a strong federal response to the affordability crisis has left state and local governments struggling to expand rental assistance and promote construction of affordable housing in areas with access to better educational and employment opportunities through inclusionary zoning
and other local resources.
In addition, some of the innovations proliferating at the state and local levels such as local first- source hiring, community-benefits agreements (CBAs), and inclusionary zoning
(6) depend on regulatory powers exclusive to subnational governments.