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File #: 16-228    Version: 1
Type: SOB - Mayor's Item Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/22/2016 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/12/2016 Final action: 9/12/2016
Title: Announcing appointments of Councilors Jim Lewis and Daniel Benjamin to the Housing Choices Advisory Committee. Ward(s): All Wards Councilor(s): All Councilors Neighborhood(s): All Neighborhoods
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TO:                      City Council   

THROUGH:                      Steve Powers, City Manager   

FROM:                      Anna M. Peterson, Mayor 

                                          

SUBJECT:

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Announcing appointments of Councilors Jim Lewis and Daniel Benjamin to the Housing Choices Advisory Committee.

 

Ward(s): All Wards    

Councilor(s): All Councilors    

Neighborhood(s):  All Neighborhoods    

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ISSUE:

 

Announcing appointments of Councilors Jim Lewis and Daniel Benjamin to the Housing Choices Advisory Committee.

 

 

RECOMMENDATION:

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Information only.

 

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SUMMARY AND BACKGROUND:

 

The City is forming an advisory committee to provide input on the development of code amendments to expand housing choices in Salem. This Housing Choices Advisory Committee will advise staff on how to allow accessory dwelling units in Salem and if there are situations where lower-density multifamily development - such as duplexes, triplexes and townhouses - could be compatible in single-family zones. This work is part of the Salem Housing Needs Analysis (HNA) work plan, which can be found on the City’s website: <http://www.cityofsalem.net/salem-eoahna>. I appoint Councilors Jim Lewis and Daniel Benjamin to the Housing Choices Advisory Committee

 

 

FACTS AND FINDINGS:

 

City Council adopted Resolution No. 2016-05 to accept the HNA and directed staff to implement the Salem HNA work plan. The HNA found that based on a 20-year population forecast, there is a 207-acre deficit of land designated for multifamily housing (2,897 units) in Salem's portion of the Urban Growth Boundary (UGB). The HNA work plan consists of three phases of work to address this projected deficit of multifamily land.

 

The Housing Choices Advisory Committee will provide guidance and advise staff during Phase 1, starting with accessory dwelling units. The committee includes City Council members, Planning Commission members, Neighborhood Association representatives, and representatives from the development and real estate communities. Advisory Committee meetings will be open to the public.

 

                         

                        

 

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8/22/2016