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Friday, February 10, 2017

Ind. Gov't - "Mayor says local control at stake with bill that would prohibit inclusionary zoning"

A long $$ story today in the Bloomington Herald-Times, reported by Megan Banta, begins:

Mayor John Hamilton has a request for state lawmakers trying to stop local government from using inclusionary zoning to create more affordable housing: “Please let us do our work.”

Legislators are discussing a bill that would prohibit counties, cities and towns from adopting inclusionary zoning, a policy that either requires or encourages new residential developments to make a certain percentage of units affordable for low- or moderate-income residents.

Inclusionary zoning is an affordable housing tool that no Indiana city has in place — yet. But Bloomington officials were considering adding it to the Unified Development Ordinance, which governs planning decisions.

The bill, authored by Republican state Sen. Travis Holdman of Markle, would stop that plan in its tracks.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 10, 2017 10:48 AM
Posted to Indiana Government