Dun Fudgin wrote:
One would think.... if you apply common sense.... that a developer would know the city's housing ordinance would have to be factored in any housing plans.
But they made a deal!
GDTimes: "The city's affordable housing ordinance otherwise requires any project with more than 11 units to include 15 percent as state and federally recognized affordable residences."
The Times puts this in every story. It is any project with 8 or more units. Just one little thing that annoys me, lol.
"The partnership — Windover Construction, the YMCA of the North Shore and Sam Park & Company — wants to pay the city $1.5 million in lieu of the affordable housing."
A much bigger annoyance that the GDTimes continues to include in their reporting. They "want" to pay - not how it works. And they are not offering to pay $1.5m. Again - they offered $5.1m for the property, then negotiated with the administration to pay $5.6m when the question of including affordable apparently took them by surprise. The deal is that the City would put $1.5 of the $5.6m into the Housing Trust for a net sale of $4.1m. And again - not how it is supposed to work.
I don't think Dolben will give out free Y passes, Leland. The residential housing plans include a fitness center and clubhouse ...