UNC Primer on Inclusionary Zoning

“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

Inclusionary Zoning in Other Communities

Davidson, NCMandatory Program

Town of Chapel Hill, NCMandatory 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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