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July 19, 2019

Dublin Lags in Affordable Housing; Finding Sites May Bump Commercial

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Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019 12:00 am

State laws that went into effect last year impose new conditions on a city when one of its developers decides to build market-rate housing on a site that the city has already included in its inventory of affordable housing. If the developer’s plans are to go forward, the city must find a new site, and zone it as a planned area where affordable housing could be built.

It is complicated, because cities and counties cannot zone for affordability — they can only zone for land use planning — but the idea is to have land with enough unit density per acre so that affordable housing would pencil out.

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