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File #: 180199    Version: Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 7/18/2018 In control: City Attorney
On agenda: 11/29/2018 Final action: 11/29/2018
Title: Comprehensive Plan Amendment - Amending Future Land Use Element to Incentivize Affordable Housing (B) Ordinance No. 180199 An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, amending Objective 1.1 and its policies and Policy 4.1.1 of the Future Land Use Element of the City of Gainesville Comprehensive Plan to address and incentivize the provision of affordable housing; providing directions to the City Manager; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an effective date.
Attachments: 1. 180199_Memo for 11 29 2018_20181129.pdf, 2. 180199_GNV rise openhouse staff presentation 11292018_20181129.pdf, 3. 180199_Staff report_20180726.pdf, 4. 180199B_Staff report_20180816.pdf, 5. 180199C_CPB minutes draft_20180816.pdf, 6. 180199A_draft ordinance_20180920, 7. 180199_Housing Presentation 10-18-18 (002)_20181018 (added after mtg).pdf, 8. 180199_housing presentation_20181018 (added at meeting).pdf, 9. 180199A_draft ordinance_ MOD_20181129.pdf
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Comprehensive Plan Amendment - Amending Future Land Use Element to Incentivize Affordable Housing (B)

Ordinance No. 180199
An ordinance of the City of Gainesville, Florida, amending Objective 1.1 and its policies and Policy 4.1.1 of the Future Land Use Element of the City of Gainesville Comprehensive Plan to address and incentivize the provision of affordable housing; providing directions to the City Manager; providing a severability clause; providing a repealing clause; and providing an effective date.

recommendation
The City Commission adopt the proposed ordinance.

explanation
STAFF REPORT

This ordinance amends Objective 1.1 and its policies and Policy 4.1.1 of the Future Land Use Element of the Comprehensive Plan to incentivize the provision of affordable housing by providing density bonus allowances. Specifically, this ordinance amends the Comprehensive Plan to state that the Land Development Code must include regulations that incentivize the provision of affordable housing by providing density bonus allowances, which may allow densities that exceed the maximum limit of units/acre otherwise established and may regulate density through building form (such as height and lot coverage) for multi-family or mixed-use buildings or through the allowance of additional lots within subdivisions. These amendments to the Comprehensive Plan support the changes being made in the Land Development Code update. The City Plan Board held a public hearing on July 26, 2018, where it voted to recommend approval of this amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.

CITY ATTORNEY MEMORANDUM

Section 163.3184, Florida Statutes, sets forth the procedure for amending the Comprehensive Plan. The first hearing is the transmittal stage and must be advertised at least seven days prior to the hearing. The second hearing is the adoption stage and must be advertised at least five days prior to the hearing. Within ten working days after the first hearing, the City must transmit the amen...

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