The Planning Commission along with consultant Tindale Oliver is in the process of updating the Affordable Housing Density Bonus (AHDB) policies in the Future of Hillsborough: Comprehensive Plan for Unincorporated Hillsborough County. The purpose of this study is to provide an analysis of the current AHDB structure and analyze market trends and best practices resulting in updated policy for the overall update of the Unincorporated Hillsborough Comprehensive Plan Housing Element (insert link) and corresponding Land Development Code.
This study will identify opportunities to enhance the AHDB structure given the supply and demand for affordable housing in Hillsborough County.
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Scope of the Study
- Evaluate the current structure of the AHDB in the Housing Element in the Unincorporated Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan.
- Evaluate current implementation regulations compared to the intent of the AHDB.
- Conduct and evaluate market research to incorporate into the study.
- Identify changes to approval procedures that would assist in a streamlined application and permitting process while incentivizing affordable housing.
- Produce proposed policy changes
- Conduct scenario testing to ensure real life applicability of recommended changes.
Existing Plan Review and Market Research
Community Outreach – Ongoing
Report Recommendations and Finalization
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A: This study is being conducted to evaluate and update the current Affordable Housing Density Bonus as a tool to address the demand for affordable housing in Hillsborough County.
A: The geographic boundary of this study is property in Unincorporated Hillsborough County within the Urban Service Area.
A: This study will result in policy recommendations for the Housing Section of the Future of Hillsborough: Comprehensive Plan for Unincorporated Hillsborough County and corresponding Land Development Code regulations. These recommendations will be presented to the Board of County Commissioners for consideration and potentially result in amendments to the Hillsborough County Comprehensive Plan. Any final policy changes are at the discretion of the Board of County Commissioners.
A: This study will conclude in December 2021. The results of this study will inform the ongoing update of the Housing Element of the Future of Hillsborough: Comprehensive Plan for Unincorporated Hillsborough County, anticipated to conclude in Summer 2022.
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Housing which is available at a price or rent not exceeding 30 percent of a low-income household’s gross income. Owner occupied housing costs include principal, interest, insurance, and property taxes. Rental housing costs include the contract rent.
Jennifer Malone, AICP
Mariann Abrahamsen, AICP