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File #: 220700    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/11/2022 In control: Council
On agenda: 8/18/2022 Final action: 8/18/2022
Title: Enacting a new Code Section, 74-11, "Affordable Housing Set Aside;" directing the City Manager to develop a pricing sheet, provide priority consideration for certain projects, and provide an annual housing report to the Council; and repealing Ordinance No. 201038.
Sponsors: Quinton Lucas, Melissa Robinson, Ryana Parks-Shaw
Attachments: 1. No Fact Sheet, 2. Authenticated Ordinance 220700, 3. Failed Amendment 220700
ORDINANCE NO. 220700

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Enacting a new Code Section, 74-11, "Affordable Housing Set Aside;" directing the City Manager to develop a pricing sheet, provide priority consideration for certain projects, and provide an annual housing report to the Council; and repealing Ordinance No. 201038.

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WHEREAS, on January 28, 2021, the City Council passed Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 201038, As Amended, requiring residential projects that seek certain economic development incentives to contain a minimum number of affordable units; and

WHEREAS, Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 201038, As Amended, provided that project developers could, in lieu of providing the required affordable units, make a payment that would be allocated the City's Housing Trust Fund; and

WHEREAS, the Housing Trust Fund has proven an effective tool for supporting housing affordability for extremely and very low-income households, as evinced by Committee Substitute for Ordinance No. 220642, authorizing the expenditure of up to $7,953,360.00 for affordable housing support and projects; and

WHEREAS, the City has a continued need for additional affordable housing; and

WHEREAS, the Council recognizes the importance of encouraging affordable housing at a range of income levels throughout the City; and

WHEREAS, adjusting the calculation of the in-lieu fee and the definition of affordable housing will clarify the Affordable Housing Set Aside Program requirements and bring them in-line with other City programs; and

WHEREAS, the Council wishes to ensure that the City's Affordable Housing Set Aside Program requirements are easy to access and reference by codifying the process established by Ordinance No. 201038 and the base in-lieu fee; NOW, THEREFORE,

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

Section 1. That Chapter 74, "Kansas City Redevelopment Ordinance," is hereby amended by enacting...

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