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Building a Better Density Bonus, Part 5: A Revolution in Affordable Housing Provision

Posted by on Jun 8, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Building a Better Density Bonus, Part 5: A Revolution in Affordable Housing Provision

This is Part 5 of a five-part series by Urban One, which outlines recommendations and proposals for improving the California/Los Angeles density bonus program. Part 1 focused on background, while Parts 2 through 5 include specific recommendations to improve the density bonus and affordable housing provision throughout the region. In our Building a Better Density Bonus series we’ve covered a range of concepts and recommendations for increasing the amount of affordable housing in Los Angeles at minimal public cost, but we’ve saved the most innovative (and, in our opinion,...

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Building a Better Density Bonus, Part 4: Making the Most of Neighborhood Upzones

Posted by on Jun 3, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Building a Better Density Bonus, Part 4: Making the Most of Neighborhood Upzones

This is Part 4 of a five-part series by Urban One, which outlines recommendations and proposals for improving the California/Los Angeles density bonus program. Part 1 focused on background, while Parts 2 through 5 include specific recommendations to improve the density bonus and affordable housing provision throughout the region. With our previous proposals in Part 2 and Part 3 we’ve focused on modifications to the existing density bonus law. For this one, we go in a slightly different direction. We’re going to look at some recent specific plans in LA—one implemented,...

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Building a Better Density Bonus, Part 3: Leveraging Public Funds to Maximize Private Investment

Posted by on May 28, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Building a Better Density Bonus, Part 3: Leveraging Public Funds to Maximize Private Investment

This is Part 3 of a five-part series by Urban One, which outlines recommendations and proposals for improving the California/Los Angeles density bonus program. Part 1 focused on background, while Parts 2 through 5 include specific recommendations to improve the density bonus and affordable housing provision throughout the region. In the last installment we discussed our first recommendation for density bonus reform: Reducing the affordable unit requirement for individual projects, and tying this change to clawback provisions on development projects that exceed profit expectations....

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Building a Better Density Bonus, Part 2: Reducing Thresholds, Increasing Participation

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Building a Better Density Bonus, Part 2: Reducing Thresholds, Increasing Participation

This is Part 2 of a five-part series by Urban One, which outlines recommendations and proposals for improving the California/Los Angeles density bonus program. Part 1 focused on background, while Parts 2 through 5 include specific recommendations to improve the density bonus and affordable housing provision throughout the region. In Part 1 of this series we discussed some of the background of the density bonus program, how it works, and how it’s fallen short in recent years. One of the key observations identified in the LA Business Council Institute’s recent LA River Report...

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Building a Better Density Bonus, Part 1: How the Law Works

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Blog | 0 comments

Building a Better Density Bonus, Part 1: How the Law Works

This is Part 1 of a five-part series by Urban One, which outlines recommendations and proposals for improving the California/Los Angeles density bonus program. Part 1 focuses on background, while Parts 2 through 5 include specific recommendations to improve the density bonus and affordable housing provision throughout the region. A while back we promised to explore in greater detail some of the topics addressed in “LA’s Next Frontier,” the LA Business Council Institute’s report that we helped UCLA’s Paul Habibi to research and write. An important part of...

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