7. The Jobs Housing Nexus Analysis prepared for the city in 2016 determined that the legally supportable affordable housing linkage fee on new commercial office development was $129.49 per square foot to pay for the need for additional affordable housing caused by the new development. This number was adjusted to $50.50 for Boulder’s “share” of housing need based on percent of workforce currently housed n the city (39%); The city staff recommended that the Council adopt a linkage fee of $15 per square foot, and the council adopted a fee of $12. Would you favor increasing the affordable housing commercial linkage fee? If at what level should it be set?
Ed
Byrne
The master plan should have been developed long ago. Stewardship requires management of the resources that will preserve them, and allow reasonable and sustainable public access to them in perpetuity.
Habitat enhancement, carefully managed public access, compatible multi-use strategies, and targeted acquisitions of key links should all be addressed.