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Average Unit-Size Density Incentive Program

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 August 31, 2016, the following residential units are pending, or have been approved or constructed under the AUD Program.

Residential units that are pending, or have been approved or constructed under the AUD Program.

 Pending Units4 Approved Units1 Constructed Units2
 Medium-High Density Area3
62 63 4
 High Density/Priority Overlay 310 315 0

1Includes projects under construction with a building permit. 2Projects that have received a Certificate of Occupancy. 3Units located in the Medium-High Density Area are shown for informational purposes only. 4Includes all pending projects that have an application with the Planning Division. Some projects may not have been deemed complete.

AUD Projects as of August 31, 2016


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.

AUD Cases - Aug 31 2016
AUD Cases - Aug 1 2016
AUD Cases - June 30 2016
AUD Cases - June 6 2016
AUD Cases - May 2016
AUD Cases - April 2016

Related documents to view:
AUD Program Ordinance
AUD Program Map
AUD Program Calculator
AUD Common Questions


As of March 15, 2016, the following residential units are pending, or have been approved or constructed under the 


Last Updated: Aug 31, 2016