What types of development should be exempt from housing mitigation requirements and why?


8.A. Only exempt what legally has to be exempt (existing development, already mitigated development, development with no impact).

8.B. Alternative 8.A plus residential units restricted to be workforce housing, even if they are not restricted to be affordable.

8.C. Alternative 8.A plus nonresidential development with minimal impact (agriculture, public/semi-public).

8.D. All of the above (status quo).


Direction: Exempt the list of development types below, which include development that is legally required to be exempt, residential development that provides affordable workforce housing, and nonresidential development with minimal impact (Alternative 8.D):

  • a. Existing development, unless it is razed, at which point any rebuild will be considered new development
  • b. Development that has already provided housing mitigation
  • c. Development that does not generate employees
  • d. Housing that is deed-restricted to provide affordable, workforce housing, even if the restriction does not meet the rules and regulations
  • e. Housing provided as part of a workforce housing incentive (example: Town floor area bonus incentive)
  • f. Mobile home unit
  • g. Accessory residential unit
  • h. Dormitory or group home
  • i. (County only) Single-family homes less than 2,500 square feet (or a lower threshold)
  • j. Agriculture
  • k. Public or semi-public
  • l. Home uses

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1. What segments of the workforce should required housing be for?
2. What portion of the workforce generated by development should be housed through mitigation? (the rest will be housed through other tools, or commute)
3. How should the housing mitigation requirement be imposed?
4. What type of housing should be provided through housing mitigation requirements?
5. What methods for providing required housing mitigation will be allowed and preferred?
6. What types of development should be exempt from housing mitigation requirements and why?
7. What type of relief from the housing mitigation requirements should be allowed?
8. How should the updated requirements be applied to existing development and approvals?