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100-Percent Affordable Density Bonus

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The City offers two affordable housing density bonus incentives for 100-percent affordable projects.

100% Affordable (Pre-Density Bonus Units)

To be eligible under this program a development must set aside 100-percent of the pre-density bonus units as affordable to very low- and low-income households, except that 20% may be set aside as affordable to moderate income households. There are additional affordability requirements for the post-density bonus units, as specified in the Municipal Code. In exchange, developments opting into this density bonus program receive the following:

Within Transit Priority Areas:

  • unlimited density;
  • an additional 3 stories or 33 feet in height; and
  • five incentives.

Outside Transit Priority Areas:

  • 80% density bonus; and
  • five incentives.

100% Affordable (Total Project)

To be eligible under this program a development must be located within a Transit Priority Area and must set aside 100-percent of the total dwelling units in the development as affordable to very low-, low- and/or moderate-income households in any combination. In exchange, developments opting into this density bonus program receive the following:

  • unlimited density;
  • an additional 3 stories or 33 feet in height; and
  • five incentives.

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