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An ordinance requiring that planned superstores complete an economic impact analysis before seeking approval for their projects, giving community members and elected officials more control over these development projects.
This ordinance creates an abandoned property registration program that requires deed holders to register with the city within 10 days of transfer from a family to a bank. The deed holder is then required to maintain the house consistent with how other homes in the neighborhood are maintained.
An ordinance which requires that proposed large retail developments undergo a community impact review and obtain a conditional use permit. The cost of all independent studies and investigations required to complete the review are to be paid by the developer.
This ordinance: requires, for participating developments, a minimum of 15% of the dwelling units within the participating residential development to be affordable to households with an income not to exceed 80% of the Area Median Income and that participating residential developments including or consisting of apartments provide affordable housing units as rental units in the same proportion that the apartments comprise a portion of the total residential development; provides density bonuses, including a 20% unit increase, and zoning ordinance dimensional adjustments; requires the appropriate agency to annually publish a pricing schedule of sale and rental prices for affordable dwelling units; establishes limitations governing the resale of affordable dwelling units created under this bill; and requires affordable dwelling units to be dispersed among the market rate dwelling units throughout the development.
This local law adopts the energy conservation construction code of New York state; allows compliance to be determined through the use of computer software developed by the United States Department of Energy; exempts certain low energy buildings from the building thermal envelope provisions; permits the commissioner to find that an energy efficiency programs exceeds the energy efficiency required by this code; allows a building upon approval in writing the the commissioner to be considered in compliance with this code; requires certain building and construction inspections; and requires the submission of an evaluation report by the manufacturer or approved agency on each prefabricated construction assembly, indicating the complete details of the mechanical system.
This ordinance: reenacts Boulder\'s inclusionary zoning law, which includes density bonuses for certain affordable unit inclusion amounts; sets annual adjustments of payments made in lieu of affordable unit inclusion and allows for certain percentages of off-site affordable unit construction; applies inclusionary housing requirements to redevelopment projects meeting certain criteria; sets standards for on-site affordable unit inclusion; requires certain dwelling construction standards: establishes certain residency and rental requirements and limitations.
This ordinance mandates certain percentage of set-asides for affordable units for each covered development type, requires that affordable units be located within the development subject to this ordinance; and offers density bonuses for developments that meet certain percentages of affordable units.
An act which requires all proposals for retail stores in excess of 65,000 square feet to undergo an economic and community impact analysis. The analysis is to be conducted by a consultant chosen from a list of qualified consultants approved by the Brattleboro Development Review Board. The analysis must estimate the proposed big-box store\\\'s net impact on employment, the cost of providing public services to the store, the impact on surrounding property values, the extent to which the store\\\'s sales will come at the expense of existing retailers, and how much of its revenue will be redirected back into the local economy. Local officials may approve the big box store only if they conclude that it\\\' shall not adversely affect the Town\\\'s financial health and its ability to serve its residents as evidenced by the projected impact on the local economy.\\\'
A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing reporting requirements for the department of citywide administrative services on the status of city-owned real property
This ordinance requires additional buffering between nonresidential and residential zones. It is used when the base zone standards in the city do not provide adequate separation between residential and nonresidential uses. The separation is achieved by restricting motor vehicle access, increasing setbacks, requiring additional landscaping, restricting signs, and in some cases by requiring additional information and proof of mitigation for uses that may cause off-site impacts and nuisances.