On July 30, 2013, the City Council approved the Average Unit-size Density (AUD) Incentive Program Ordinance. The AUD Program Ordinance carries out a key implementation action of the City’s 2011 General Plan. The intent of the Program is to support the construction of smaller, more affordable residential units near transit and within easy walking and biking distance to commercial services and parks. Increased densities and development standard incentives are allowed in most multi-family and commercial zones of the City to promote additional housing. Rental, employer-sponsored, and limited equity housing cooperative units that provide housing opportunities to the City’s workforce are especially encouraged.
The AUD Program has an initial duration of eight years or until 250 new units under the Program have been constructed in the High Density Residential or Priority Housing Overlay areas, whichever occurs first. Any application for new units that is deemed complete prior to the expiration of the Program may continue to be processed under the AUD Incentive Program.
As of October 5, 2016, the following residential units are pending, or have been approved or constructed under the AUD Program.
| Pending Units1
||Approved Units||Building Permit Issued Units||Completed Units2|
|Medium-High Density Area3
|High Density/Priority Overlay||340||164||151||0|
1Includes all pending projects that have an application with the Planning Division. Some projects may not have been deemed complete. 2Projects that have received a Certificate of Occupancy. 3 Units located in the Medium-High Density Area are shown for informational purposes only.
Click the double arrow on the upper left part of the map to view the legend.
Please click the links below to view the AUD Cases by Month.
Related documents to view:
AUD Planning Commission Discussion PowerPoint 09/06/2016
AUD Planning Commission Discussion PowerPoint 07/21/2016
AUD Program Ordinance
AUD Program Map
AUD Program Calculator
AUD Common Questions