But now council members think community benefit (and the height moratorium) deserves more attention.
Phase 1 could just be height mods in exchange for affordable housing
Community benefit added to code; height moratorium lifted
All other community benefits (arts, environmental, etc.) would be tackled in 2020
Phase 1: FAR (floor area ratio) and ADU design
Phase 2 in 2020: subdivision and multiple homes (duplex, triplex, tiny homes)
Carl Guiller, from planning: I think the net zero change would be a disincentive. It's going to take other tools, but I certainly think it helps.
Meschuk: It's a challenge we wrestle with as staff. Both these projects are really important and exciting.
Meschuk: Yes. Primarily Guiller, and Phil Kleisler. These specific projects impact a small and specific number of staff.
I realize that is so much jargon. I cannot translate it for you at this time. I'm sorry.
"I feel there's going to be a process of giving and taking away, and that will go better as a package."
Nagle: I think what Mirabai is asking is keep the height moratorium forever in place. What we decided, maybe not unanimously, was that it wouldn't stay in place forever. Just until community benefit is completed.
Weaver: We have the option to life earlier or change. We can tinker with it or leave it in place. That's a q we can discuss as part of this.
Young supports breaking up of the projects into two parts, as will Weaver.
Brockett dissents bc of the large homes being broken up: "It undermines that project in a fundamental way."
*screams into the void*
Young: Baby carrots
Brockett: ... so they're easier to do from a staff perspective
Meschuk: This concept of is there a baby carrots list (is good)
Guiller: We have a lot of info for May 28 study session. We might have a better idea of what those baby carrots could be.
"It's more important that we do it right."
Morzel: I'd rather be safe than sorry. It's not like it's going to undo anything.
Carr: I understand that.
Ok, that's a wrap on that.
(And maybe added more affordable units? So how is that good?)