Ordinance Intended to Increase Housing Affordability Options in Atlanta Permanently Halted

Last month, I wrote about meeting Tim Keane, Atlanta City Planning Commissioner and the proposed ordinance which included policies to help stimulate affordable housing and other housing types in Atlanta. A few policies included:
  • Removing residential parking minimums from all zoning districts except R1-R3
  • Increasing height limitations over garages in R4B districts to create more flexible ADUs (accessory dwelling units)

A few days ago, it was permanently haulted. Councilmember Amir Farokhi who introduced the ordinance, tweeted after the meeting “In our City, we need more housing at all price points & in different sizes. More houses, townhomes, apartments/condos, ADUs, quadplexes, etc. None of that is incompatible w/ neighborhood beauty, character, or trees. It’s part of being a mature, thriving city. The challenges we face on housing & affordability will remain. So will the opportunity to improve our zoning to help Atlanta remain special and welcoming. I look forward to continuing to work on these issues in 2022. Hope you’ll join me.”.

I personally would like to see more housing types, these help to shape character of cities and help to provide other options for people to live.

2 thoughts on “Ordinance Intended to Increase Housing Affordability Options in Atlanta Permanently Halted”

  1. Excellent blog, Ian! More inclusive, creative diversity is gallant quest. Go and make us so!!
    Make us all proud.

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