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Housing Commission Retreat Minutes 07/12/2008

Saturday, July 12, 2008



July 12th, 2008


The annual Housing Commission Retreat took place in the Parks and Recreation Department Building at 340 South Pioneer Street from 9:00am to 1:00pm .


Commissioners Present:


SOU Liaison:  Alexandra Armarotico, absent

Bill Smith



Richard Billin


Council Liaison:  Alice Hardesty

Regina Ayars



Steve Hauck



Aaron Benjamin


Staff Present:: 

Graham Lewis


Linda Reid, Housing Specialist

Carol Voisin


Brandon Goldman, Senior Planner

Nick Frost





Commissioners discussed the following items

Components of the Housing Binder

            It was noted that the binders provided to Housing Commissioners should be updated to include the following

                        Rental Needs Analysis

                        Resolution 2006-13 (SDC resolution and corresponding affordability tables)

                        Tenant Rights

Condominium Conversion Ordinance

Reviewed progress on the Affordable Housing Action Plan


Discussed status of potential housing development projects

Clay Street acquisition

Stratford Apartments.


Discussed Housing Commission membership

         Homeless Liaison non voting representative

         Council Liaison as a voting or non-voting member

         Sliding membership number scale (i.e. 7-9) to adjust quorum size dependant on number of members appointed at a given time. 

         Commissioners agreed to place this item on a future agenda for further discussion (August)


Discussed potential Goals for an 18 month period through December 2009


  • Establish streams of income for Affordable Housing Trust Fund
  • Assisting in the development of a large Affordable Housing Complex
  • Limiting development of Single family in multifamily zones
  • Identify lands for potential rezoning to promote higher densities
      • Examine change of Comprehensive Plan Designations for lands within the UGB but outside the City Limits
      • Identify criteria to pre-identify lands within the City Limits that may be suitable for rezoning by applicants.  Goldman discussed concepts relating to Transfer of Development Rights (TDR) that may inform the development of such criteria.
  • Target City owned air rights/Vertical Housing RFP for parking lots
  • Education and Outreach (3 outreach events over an 18 month period)


Discussed Housing Market Conditions and impacts on Affordable Housing

Remaining items that were briefly mentioned but not discussed at length during the retreat included, Rental Registry, vulnerable properties, the Housing Work Plan, subcommittee make up, and available land and infill.



Adjournment at 1:00 p.m.


Respectfully submitted by,

Brandon Goldman, Senior Planner


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