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Inclusionary Zoning Under Consideration for Pittsburgh Neighborhood

Legislation before the Pittsburgh Planning Commission this week would implement inclusionary zoning requirements for the neighborhood of Lawrenceville.
April 10, 2019, 8am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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"A proposal to mandate more affordable housing in Lawrenceville took a step forward Tuesday with a briefing to Pittsburgh Planning Commission members," reports Kate Giammarise.

The new inclusionary zoning requirement "would require developers to make 10 percent of units affordable in any new project in Lawrenceville that has at least 20 units."

The Planning Commission reviewed community responses sent by mail, with 150 comments in opposed to the proposal and 91 in favor. "Those opposed said they were concerned about decreased property values, a lack of parking, or the arrival of low-income renters," reports Giammarise.

Previous coverage by Ashley Murray suggests that the idea of inclusionary zoning has political support from the Pittsburgh City Council only if applied to the neighborhood of Lawrenceville, but as a citywide proposition.

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Published on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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