In order to provide for housing for seniors, there shall be a Scott Street Senior Housing Special Use District, consisting of Lots 15, 18, 19, 22, 29A, 29B, 38 and 40 of Assessor’s Block 681, as designated on Sectional Map 2SU of the Zoning Map. The following provisions shall apply within such special use district:
Any developer of housing who (i) agrees to construct at least 50 percent of the total dwelling units of a housing development for occupancy by at least one person 62 years of age or older, and (ii) intends and operates 100 percent of the housing development for occupancy by persons 55 years or older, shall be entitled to a density bonus upon approval by the Planning Commission as a conditional use under Section 303 of this Code. Section 249.20(a)(ii) means that the housing development has at least 80 percent of the total occupied dwelling units occupied by at least one person 55 years of age or older and adheres to policies which demonstrate an intent to house older persons.
For purposes of this Section, the following definitions shall apply:
“Density bonus” shall mean:
A density increase of up to 34 dwelling units in addition to the number of dwelling units otherwise allowable in the underlying districts; provided that:
All density bonus units shall be seniors units; and
Cooking facilities in all density bonus units shall be limited to microwave ovens, refrigerators and full-sized sinks.
The relocation, within a housing project in the special use district, of any portion of the maximum allowable residential density, including the density bonus provided under Subsection (b)(1)(A), between the area of the project site zoned NC-3 and the area of the project site zoned RH-3.
“Housing development” shall mean 35 or more dwelling units.
In this special use district, all applicable provisions of the Planning Code shall continue to apply, except as otherwise provided in this Section 249.20.
In this special use district, a modification to or exception from otherwise applicable requirements of this Code may be appropriate in order to further the goal of creating senior housing. A conditional use approval for a development subject to this Section may modify or grant the following exceptions from or modifications to the requirements of this Code, if the facts presented are such as to establish that the modification or exception satisfies the criteria of Subsections 303(c)(1) through 303(c)(3) of this Code;
A modification of or exception to the front setback requirements of Section 132 of this Code;
A modification of or exception to the rear yard requirements of Section 134 of this Code;
A modification of or exception to the unit exposure requirements of Section 140 of this Code:
A modification of or exception to the parking requirements of Section 151 of this Code;
A modification of or exception to the off-street loading requirements of Section 152 of this Code;
A modification of or exception to the use limitations of Section 209 of this Code to permit office (including but not limited to social service) uses in the RH-3 area;
A modification of or exception to the height limitations of Section 260(b)(1)(B) of this Code pertaining to elevator penthouses; and
A modification of or exception to the open space requirements of Section 135 of this Code.
In evaluating a conditional use application to grant a density bonus or exceptions to the Planning Code pursuant to this Section, the Planning Commission shall consider the extent to which the dwelling units of a proposed housing development would be affordable.
The controls of this Section shall remain in effect until December 31, 2005.
(Added by Ord. 472-97, App. 12/23/97)