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July 18, 2006 Public Hearing:

  1. Proposed Inclusionary Housing “In-Lieu” Fee

Background

Pursuant to the City’s Inclusionary Housing Ordinance (Berkeley Municipal Code (BMC) Chapter 23.C.12) twenty percent of all units in new construction projects must be made available as inclusionary units at specified affordable rents or sales prices and can only be rented or sold to households meeting specific income limits.

 

Proposed Fee

The City of Berkeley is proposing an amendment to the Inclusionary Housing Ordinance, in the form of a new BMC Section 23C.12.035. This amendment would adopt an optional fee that developers may pay to the City’s Housing Trust Fund in lieu of providing inclusionary units in new condominium projects. Thus, developers of these projects would have the option of providing the required inclusionary condominium units or paying the in-lieu fee. The proposed fee would be equivalent to 62.5% of the difference between the allowable inclusionary sale price for each inclusionary unit and the actual sale price of an equivalent condominium unit at a market level.

 

In projects that have obtained density bonuses those affordable units that served as the basis for the density bonus would not be eligible for the in-lieu fee option because eligibility for a density bonus requires that the units actually be provided on site.

 

The staff report setting forth the analysis and data supporting the proposed ordinance is available from the Housing Department, 2180 Milvia St., 2nd floor, Berkeley, CA 94704, Tel: (510) 981-5420.

 

For further information, please contact Tim Stroshane or Stephen Barton, Housing Department at (510) 981-5400. 

 

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2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley, California  94704
Telephone (510) 981-6900; TDD (510) 981-6903; Fax (510) 981-6901
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
E-mail:
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