Yes, the City has discussed and is considering several options for encouraging or incentivizing development of middle housing that would be affordable to a wider range of residents. These include:
- Allow for development of middle housing with smaller lot sizes and/or more units on each lot, to reduce land cost per unit. • Offer a density bonus if property owners want to keep some units affordable to people earning limited incomes.
- Encourage smaller middle housing unit sizes by reducing lot area requirements and eliminating off-street parking mandates when units are smaller than 900 square feet.
- Reduce city fees, property taxes, and/or the cost of associated public facilities for middle housing units that are affordable to people with lower incomes.