MANDATORY INCLUSIONARY ZONING APPROVED FOR BELTLINE OVERLAY DISTRICT AND WESTSIDE NEIGHBORHOODS
Georgia ACT joins affordable housing advocates and Atlanta residents in celebrating a truly historic moment in the struggle to provide affordable housing in the City of Atlanta – the recent adoption of mandatory inclusionary zoning for both the BeltLine Overlay District and the Westside Neighborhoods surrounding Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
On November 20, 2017, the Atlanta City Council unanimously approved legislation requiring developers building new residential rental units near the BeltLine or in the Westside District to set aside 10 percent of those units for households at 60 percent Area Median Income (AMI) or below or 15 percent of those units for households at 80 percent AMI or below. Developments must maintain affordability for 20 years. Read full press release (PDF).