30.01.170 Design Review Procedure Certification for Affordable Housing Developments.

City Code Section

(Added by Ordinance No. 190523, effective August 1, 2021.)

A.  Purpose Statement. The City intends to implement the Design Review Procedure Certification for Affordable Housing Developments Program (“Certification Program”) to increase the numbers of dwelling units available for sale or rent to households earning incomes that fall within particular City established parameters.

B.  Administration.

1.   PHB will certify whether the applicant's proposed development meets the standards and requirements set forth in PCC Subsection 33.825.025.A Table 825-1[2] and this Section.

2.  The Director of PHB or a designee may enter in to covenants and agreements, prepare forms, and adopt, amend and repeal Administrative Rules which establish procedures, policies, program requirements, compliance monitoring standards, and penalties for implementation, administration, and enforcement of a program consistent with the provisions of this Section. The Director of PHB, or a designee, has authority to make changes to the Administrative Rules as is necessary to meet current City housing program requirements. PHB Administrative Rules will set forth clear and objective criteria to establish minimum standards for affordable units restricted under the Certification Program.

C.  Standards. Buildings or sites approved for the Certification Program must satisfy the following criteria:

1. Must have dwelling units for sale or for rent that shall remain affordable for a period of at least 30 years and be available to households earning 60 percent or less of area MFI with funding or a commitment of funding from a government;

2. Failure to meet the requirements of the Certification Program may result in a penalty and may result in legal action.