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File #: 46726    Version: 1 Name: Accepting the report and recommendations of the Housing Strategy Committee - Student Housing report.
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 4/4/2017 In control: COMMON COUNCIL
On agenda: 5/2/2017 Final action: 5/2/2017
Enactment date: 5/8/2017 Enactment #: RES-17-00406
Title: Accepting the report and recommendations of the Housing Strategy Committee - Student Housing Report.
Sponsors: Zach Wood
Attachments: 1. 2016 Housing Report - Student Housing Final 4-12-17.pdf
Fiscal Note
The report includes a number of recommendations to address issues of student housing. No appropriation is required at this time, but it is anticipated that City agencies will include requests in future budgets for additional funding and reallocations of existing funds, subject to approval by the Common Council.
Title
Accepting the report and recommendations of the Housing Strategy Committee - Student Housing Report.
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WHEREAS, Substitute Ordinance, File #25837 charges the Housing Strategy Committee to prepare and submit a biennial housing report to the Mayor and the Common Council which will include the following:

1. Current data on Madison and regional housing supply and trends;
2. Strategies for maintaining a broad range of housing choices for all households and income levels; and,
3. Strategies for maintaining and increasing affordable owner-occupied and rental housing in Madison and the region; and,

WHEREAS, the Housing Strategy Committee was also charged with reviewing the biennial housing report prepared by staff and would forward the report with the Committee's recommendations to the Mayor and Common Council for their action; and,

WHEREAS, given the size and scope of the biennial housing report the Housing Strategy Committee created "Student Housing Report" for committee and Common Council review; and,

WHEREAS, to address these challenges, the Housing Strategy Committee recommends a multipronged strategy focused on the ideas of:

• Development of student focused rental housing at greater density.
• Actively encouraging the development of affordable rental housing.
• Removing regulatory barriers in zoning, demolition, and subdivision rules restricting middle scale/density housing types (condominiums, town houses, small lots).
• Creating and/or amending TIF districts to support housing conversion and redevelopment.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Common Council accepts the report and recommendations of the Housing Strateg...

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