Inclusionary Zoning Expanded in D.C.

The Washington, D.C. Planning Commission voted to expand the District's inclusionary zoning program, acting a year after the D.C. Office of Planning set out to expand the program.

March 19, 2021, 5:00 AM PDT

By James Brasuell @CasualBrasuell


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Nena Perry-Brown reports on changes to the inclusionary zoning program in Washington, D.C., as approved by the District's planning commission earlier this month.

"Under the new framework ('IZ plus'), any mixed-use and residential project that uses map amendments to add density or change a site's use from non-residential to residential must designate 10% to 20% of the residential space to IZ units," explains Perry-Brown. More details on the exact details of the changes are included in the source article.

Prior to the changes, the District's inclusionary zoning program was credited with facilitating the production of 1,2000 affordable units since 2011. D.C. Office of Planning Director Andrew Trueblood is quoted in the article tying the expansion to a push by D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser to produce more affordable housing in the District.

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