An Alternative To Inclusionary Zoning

The Building Industry Association makes the case for a more moderate solution instead of inclusionary zoning: "Housing Incentive Zones."
August 26, 2004, 7am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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In recent years, few issues have energized the business community, particularly developers, like the mandatory inclusionary zoning policy being discussed by the Los Angeles City Council. The Planning Report is pleased to present an interview with Ray Pearl, Executive Officer of the Building Industry Association’s Greater L.A. and Ventura Chapter, in which he lays out the details of a counter proposal presented to the City Council ealier this month.

The Housing-For-All: Fair Share Program would establish a "five-year pilot program under which the city would set a goal of producing 100,000 units. One of the key components is the distribution of housing throughout the city. We’ve heard criticism that some districts welcome housing, and others don’t. Some have too much affordable housing, some have none. This plan not only sets the goal, but spreads housing evenly among all 15 council districts. So, 1/15th of that goal would be met in each council district. We go further by creating overlay zones within each district called Housing Incentive Zones."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 in The Planning Report
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