§ 9.16.04 IMPERVIOUS SURFACE AREA INCREASE.
   (a)   To incentivize the creation of units affordable to households at or below 50% of AMI, a residential development that includes at least 9% of its total dwelling units affordable to households at or below 50% of AMI may increase the maximum allowed impervious surface area as follows unless the City Council determines that the increase is likely to create a specific adverse public health, safety, or welfare impact or would otherwise conflict with local, state, or federal regulations, rules, or laws:
      (1)   A development with at least 9% of its units qualifying as extremely low income affordable housing may increase the maximum allowed impervious surface area by an additional 10% beyond what is required in the zoning district. For example, if the respective zoning district limits impervious surface area to 85%, the incentive would allow up to 95% impervious surface area; or
      (2)   A development with at least 9% of its units qualifying as very low income affordable housing may increase the maximum allowed impervious surface area by an additional 5% beyond what is required in the zoning district. For example, if the respective zoning district limits impervious surface area to 85%, the incentive would allow up to 90% impervious surface area.
   (b)   The impervious surface area increases provided in this section are not cumulative. Each qualifying development is eligible for only one impervious surface area increase of 5% or 10% depending on the level of affordability provided.
(Ord. 2021-1, passed 3-8-2021)