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Mandatory Inclusionary Housing
On February 3, 2016, the City Planning Commission approved the Mandatory Inclusionary Housing text amendment with 9 in favor, 3 opposed, and 1 abstention. PDF Document The text amendment was approved with the following modifications:

  • Improvements to the BSA special permit provisions of the program, underscoring and enhancing the important role HPD will play in the BSA’s review of hardship applications. This will ensure that this provision serves its limited function, to provide relief in rare cases of genuine hardship caused specifically by the MIH requirements.
  • A number of clarifications to the text

Zoning for Quality and Affordability
On February 3, 2016, the City Planning Commission approved the Zoning for Quality and Affordability text amendment with 9 in favor, 3 opposed, and 1 abstention. PDF Document The text amendment was approved with the following modifications:

  • Require a CPC Special Permit for all long-term care facilities in R1 and R2 districts
  • Permit ground-floor rear yard spaces on narrow streets in residence districts only for affordable senior housing and long-term care facilities
  • Maintain wide and narrow height differences in R9A R9X, and R10A districts

City Planning Commission (CPC) Chairman Carl Weisbrod Made The Following Remarks At Today’s CPC Vote To Approve the City's Mandatory Inclusionary Housing and Zoning for Quality and Affordability Text Amendments


Disclaimer
This zoning text has been approved by the City Planning Commission (CPC) for review and consideration by City Council. It is provided for reference and convenience prior to the publication of the CPC Report accompanying CPC approval of this text amendment.

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