Sandy Springs Moving Forward with Inclusionary Zoning

The City of Sandy Springs’ Planning Commission voted Thursday to move forward with their drafted comprehensive plan which includes a mandatory provision for affordable housing in all multi-unit projects with 20 or more units that require a land disturbance permit (LDP).

As previously reported, the City of Sandy Springs is revamping the City’s development plan as a part of their “Next 10” project.

Under this new plan, any multi-unit project with 20 or more units that require a land disturbance permit must include affordable, mixed income floor area; applies to stand alone and mixed use buildings; and applies to units that are for sale or rent.

The plan offers three ways to satisfy this requirement, on-site inclusion, off-site inclusion or fee in-lieu of.

Members of the Commission expressed interest in delaying their vote to make sure they produced the best plan for the City, however, staff was adamant that the will of the City Council was to have this plan adopted at their August 1st meeting. With reluctance, the Commission recommends adoption by the City Council.

The City of Sandy Springs City Council will have their final public hearing on this plan Tuesday, August 1st, 6:00 PM at the Sandy Springs City Hall. To read details about the mixed used standards click here. To review the “Next 10” Comprehensive Plan click here.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
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