Minimum and maximum livable area, storage requirements, natural light requirements for all unit types.
4.A. The status quo.
4.B. Inclues 4.A, except require the same minimum square footage for rental and ownership units.
4.C. Inclues 4.A, except increase or decrease minimum square footage for rental and ownership units.
4.D. Inclues 4.A plus require all appliances be Energy Star certified or the equivalent.
4.E. Evaluate how requirements for interior spaces, interior materials, responsible building practices, and quality assurances are different from standard market unit requirements to determine if there is a straightforward way to comply through existing building and design standards that apply to market rate units.
4.F. Adopt livability requirements that provide minimums for each feature:
- Closets and storage areas
- Finish and fixture specifications
- Floor coverings
- Heating and hot water
- Including lineal feet of cabinets
- Room sizes and shapes
- Unit size
- Windows or noise mitigation
4.G. Some combination of B, C, D, E, and F.
Minimum size requirements should be removed and livability standards should be adopted (Alternative 4.F).