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Strategy 1: Incentivize New Housing

The City has expressed interest in policy options to increase incentives available for creating new affordable rental and owned housing units. The Housing Needs Assessment demonstrates that additional rental housing and less expensive single-family housing, particularly for low- to moderate-income households, is needed to reduce the cost burden of their housing expenses.

 

Incentives for rental housing include the city’s existing density and fee incentive program (with proposed changes).

 

Draft actions that implement this strategy:

  • Update code to match densities allowed in comprehensive plan
  • Changes to housing density and fee incentive programs
  • Allow detached residential uses in commercial zones in some cases
  • Strategic outreach to builders, developers, and service providers