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City of Santa Barbara
Land Development Team Bulletin
Volume #186, 2/19/2018

Average Unit-Size Density Incentive Program
Inclusionary Housing Amendments
Planning Commission Meeting on March 7, 2019


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The Planning Commission will discuss the Average Unit-Size Density Incentive Program (AUD Program) Inclusionary Housing ordinance amendments, as directed by City Council in December of 2019.

Planning Commission Meeting
Thursday, March 7, 2019, 1:00 p.m.
City Hall, Council Chambers (2nd Floor)
735 Anacapa Street

You are invited to attend this public hearing. The agenda, staff report, and exhibits will be available by the end of the day on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Additional information about this work effort and background material can be found at



  • Require AUD Program rental projects with 10 units or more to provide at least 10% of the units onsite at rental rates affordable to households at the Moderate Income level (80% to 120% of Area Median Income).
  • Require AUD Program rental projects with less than 10 units to pay an affordable housing in-lieu fee up to $25 per square foot.
  • Presentation on the feasibility analysis of variations to project parking standards.

This work effort is being conducted by the Planning Division of the Community Development Department. For questions, contact Jessica Metzger, AICP, at or (805) 564-5470 ext. 4582.

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