Chicago IL: Affordable Requirements Ordinance
Chicago, with its population of 2.8 million, is now the largest jurisdiction with an inclusionary zoning program. Recently adopted after resistance from a powerful mayor, this program represents a political compromise that falls short of what was sought by the proponents of the program.
San Francisco CA: Inclusionary Affordable Housing Program
San Francisco, a city of 750,000, is one of two major cities first to adopt inclusionary zoning. This program has been adapted in substantial ways over the years to make it more productive and demanding. It imposes a different affordable housing obligation on developments needing re-zoning and those proceeding as-of-right. It possibly is the only program that does not provide density bonuses or other cost off-sets for as-of-right developments.
Davis CA: Affordable Housing Program
Davis, a small city of 65,000 in northern California, is known for its progressive planning and environmental policies. This program is notable for its efforts to provide a fuller range of housing types, including a variety of affordable ownership and rental housing as well as the dedication of land for social and special needs housing.