Inclusionary Zoning Approved In Rhode Island

A Rhode Island Planning Board has approved regulations requiring developers to build affordable houses in all projects over 6 units.

Kingstown, Rhode Island's Planning Board adopted the final piece of the town's inclusionary zoning requirement this week. The new regulations will require all developers building housing projects with 6 or more units to designate 20% of the project as affordable housing, priced to accommodate low- to moderate-incomes.

"In exchange, the developers will be granted density bonuses to offset the cost of building the affordable units. The regulations apply to all major land development projects, including condominiums and housing complexes for the elderly. All housing created under the regulations would have to remain affordable for at least 99 years."

Full Story: Inclusionary zoning gets final approval from Planning Board


Prepare for the AICP Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $199
Planetizen Courses image ad

Planetizen Courses

Advance your career with subscription-based online courses tailored to the urban planning professional.
Starting at $14.95 a month
Book cover of Insider's Guide to Careers in Urban Planning

So you want to be a planner...

Check out our behind the scenes look at 25 careers in the Urban Planning field
Starting at $14.95
City Plate table setting

New Arrival! City Plates

City downtown cores printed on gorgeous decorative collectible porcelain plates.