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Housing could be easier and cheaper to build under new city plan

02/21/2020 8:36 AM | Margaret Fulton (Administrator)

In Santa Monica, both market-rate and affordable developers must guide housing projects through a review process that takes one to three years.

But with a forthcoming state mandate to zone for roughly 6,000 affordable units and 3,000 market-rate units between 2021 and 2029, putting new housing through a lengthy and expensive review process is no longer feasible, Planning Commission Chair Leslie Lambert said Wednesday before the commission voted to support expediting the process for 100% affordable housing and market-rate housing up to 60 feet tall that conforms to existing standards.

Read More: https://www.smdp.com/housing-could-be-easier-and-cheaper-to-build-under-new-city-plan/186559

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