- Associated Press - Monday, December 5, 2016

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) - Key West is considering planning changes that would encourage more affordable housing along with density.

The Key West Citizen (https://bit.ly/2gtVJBW ) reported Monday that the city’s planning department will hold four workshops over the coming months to get public feedback.

Under the proposal, new developments will be required to have more units dedicated to very low-income and low-income residents.

The previous affordable housing requirement allowed for a greater mix of incomes in new developments as long as they averaged out to 100 percent of the annual median income.

In exchange for that change, new developments would only have to allocate 15 percent of units to affordable housing, compared to the current 20 percent.

In addition, developments that designate more units for affordable housing will be able to build more units.


Information from: The Key West (Fla.) Citizen, https://www.keysnews.com

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