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City to host public meeting on new density and affordable housing options

The City of Alexandria is hosting a community meeting for a plan to allow additional bonus height in new zones in exchange for affordable housing.

Currently, developers can only apply for bonus height in zones with height limits of 50 feet. The new ordinance would take that down to allow developers to apply for bonus height in zones with 45 foot high limits. It’s a relatively minor change on paper, but it opens new density options across the city as well as more opportunities for affordable housing.

The virtual meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 12, from 6-8 p.m.

“It will be an opportunity for staff to share information pertaining to this two-part proposed Text Amendment and to obtain initial community input with additional opportunities for the public to comment through email, letters, and phone calls,” the city said in a release.

Additional information is scheduled to be presented at the Thursday, April 7 planning commission meeting before going to public hearings in May.

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