“This ordinance change, and our housing work overall, is focused on undoing that past harm and creating greater opportunity in our community” Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway said.
"A system like the one we’re contemplating would provide increased clarity and predictability for both residents and developers."
City officials are exploring ways to spur development in ways that decrease traffic, maximize use of public transportation, and locate projects that could dramatically impact where many people live, work, drive and park.
The city expects to add 70,000 new residents by 2040 and needs to build 40,000 units — about 2,000 a year — to meet demand, but is falling short of those projections and is exploring ways to increase production.
Flooding in Madison is a big problem, but stormwater proposal is flawed
The Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District is delaying a whopping 400 percent hike in treatment plant connection fees for new projects until Jan. 1, 2019 and then phasing it in over eight years.
The sewerage district is raising fees for new connections to address growing inequity in its rate structure caused by changing development patterns.
A proposed plan for Downtown Madison has recommendations to build the economy, increase transportation choices and for energy efficiency.
He says delays in a rewrite of the Downtown Plan and zoning code have stifled development.