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(A) The affordable housing advisory committee (AHAC) has been created and established and is known as the Community Development Advisory Board (CDAB). The members of this committee shall be appointed by resolution of the city council. Further description of the AHAC/CDAB is contained in Chapter 52.
(B) The Community Development Advisory Board shall review the established policies and procedures, ordinances, land development regulations, and adopted comprehensive plan of the city and shall recommend specific actions or initiatives to encourage or facilitate affordable housing while protecting the ability of the property to appreciate in value. The recommendations may include the modification or repeal of existing policies, procedures, ordinances, regulations, or plan provisions; the creation of exceptions applicable to affordable housing; or the adoption of new policies, procedures, ordinances, regulations, or plan provisions, including recommendations to amend the local government comprehensive plan and corresponding ordinances, regulations, and other policies. At a minimum, the committee shall submit a report every three (3) years that evaluates the implementation of local housing incentive strategies in the following areas:
(1) Expedited processing of approvals of development orders or permits for affordable housing projects is expedited to a greater degree than other projects, as provided in Fla. Stat. § 163.3177 (6)(f)3.
(2) Modification of impact fee requirements, including reduction or waiver of fees and alternative methods of fee payment for affordable housing.
(3) The allowance of flexibility in densities for affordable housing
(4) The reservation of infrastructure capacity for housing very-low income persons, low-income persons and moderate-income persons.
(5) The allowance of affordable accessory residential units in residential zoning districts.
(6) The reduction of parking and setback requirements for affordable housing.
(7) The allowance of flexible lot configurations, including zero-lot-line configurations for affordable housing.
(8) The modification of street requirements for affordable housing.
(9) The establishment of a process by which a local government considers, before adoption, policies, procedures, ordinances, regulations, or plan provisions that increase the cost of housing.
(10) The preparation of a printed inventory of locally owned public lands suitable for affordable housing.
(11) The support of development near transportation hubs and major employment centers and mixed-use developments.
(C) Within ninety (90) days after the date of receipt of the local housing incentive strategy recommendations from the CDAB, the city council shall adopt an amendment to its local housing assistance plan to incorporate the local housing incentive strategies it will implement within its jurisdiction. The amendment must include, at a minimum, the local housing incentive strategies required under Fla. Stat. § 420.9071(16): expedited permit process; ongoing permit process; and printed inventory of locally owned public lands.
(Ord. 2018-61, passed 12-6-18)