HOW CAN Zoning POLICIES HELP?
“Inclusionary zoning involves using a local government’s zoning power to encourage private developers to construct workforce housing. In its simplest form, for example, an inclusionary zoning ordinance might require 20% of the units in a residential development to be affordable to workers earning a first-year teacher’s wage. That simple example is just the tip of the iceberg; inclusionary zoning ordinances can get considerably more complicated…”
Charlotte’s Voluntary Inclusionary Zoning
- 2012 article about the creation of Charlotte’s inclusionary zoning plan “Affordable housing policy: voluntary or mandatory?”
- Charlotte’s Voluntary Mixed Income Housing Development Program details.
- Developers pass on Charlotte low-income housing incentive, October 9, 2015 Charlotte Observer
Inclusionary Zoning in Other Communities
Davidson, NC – Mandatory Program
Town of Chapel Hill, NC – Mandatory Program
Durham, NC – Voluntary Program
Durham’s take on an inclusionary zoning incentive program (density
bonus, increase height, lower parking reqs for mixed income housing
developments built close to light rail stations)
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