Choice in housing matters in our community. We must offer housing choices that make our community more affordable and diversify housing options for all who wish to call Boise home. To help achieve these goals, the City of Boise proposes the following amendment to Boise City Code Chapter 11-06-03.4 to offer property owners a housing bonus in exchange for helping improve housing affordability, housing options, and transportation choice in our community.
Property owners will be able to receive the housing bonus in exchange for the following public benefits:
- The construction or preservation of affordable housing options
- The construction of transit-supportive development
- The reuse of existing buildings.
The proposed housing bonus ordinance offers five incentive options.
The incentive options include various modifications to zoning standards such as a streamlined review process, a parking reduction, density flexibility, and increased building height. Property owners would be eligible to receive the incentive options only if the proposed development meets the public benefit criteria outlined below.
Following recent public feedback, the City of Boise modified the draft proposal. The Story Map visually highlights how the draft proposal was modified and where each of the incentive options broadly applies across the city.