AUD Program Workshop for Next Week
Source: City of Santa Barbara
The City’s Average Unit-Size Density Incentive Program (AUD Program) was adopted by City Council in July 2013, to provide for new residential rental housing. The AUD Program allows different densities based on average size: the smaller the average size, the greater the number of units allowed. Additionally, the program provides reductions in development standard related to parking, setbacks, and open space to further incentivize construction of housing.
The City Council initiated various zoning amendments to adjust the AUD Program. A Public Workshop will be held on April 24th and will include a staff presentation and public consideration of:
- Allowing increased residential density and other development incentives in downtown.
- Revising boundaries of the Medium High Density, High Density, and Priority Housing Overlay land use designations citywide.
- Reviewing additional changes to AUD Program parking requirements.
The Public Workshop will also include break-out groups to get public feedback.
This effort is being conducted by the Planning Division of the Community Development Department. Additional information and background material can be found at SantaBarbaraCA.gov/AUD_