HOUSING GOALS

 

HG-1 Promote an adequate supply of existing and new housing units to meet the diverse needs of Highland

††††††††† residents by enabling a full assortment of housing choices and price ranges.

 

 

HOUSING OBJECTIVES

 

HO-1 Seek developments that enable independent living arrangements for seniors.

 

HO-2 Seek ways to increase the supply of rental and multi-family housing options.

 

HO-3 Give priority to developments that provide moderately priced, higher density housing for seniors,

††††††††† young families and the workforce.

 

HO-4 Utilize Federal and state programs to enhance housing programs.

HO-5 Protect and enhance the character of Highland Countyís population centers.

 

HO-6 Educate the public and development community on housing needs.

 

HO-7 Encourage innovative developments that meet community wants and needs in designated growth

††††††††† areas.

 

 

 

      THE FOLLOWING ARE PROPOSED METHODS OF ASSISTING THE COUNTY IN ACHIEVING ITS HOUSING GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

 

HOUSING STRATEGIES

TARGET DATE

RESPONSIBILITY

 

HS-1 Determine housing needs of

†††††††† Highlandís growing senior

†††††††† population, young families and the

†††††††† Countyís local workforce.

 

 

 

2012

 

 

Board of Supervisors

 

HS-2 Facilitate funding options for the

†††††††† construction and operation of

†††††††† independent-living and assisted-living

†††††††† facilities for seniors. (See Demographics

††††††† DS-8)

 

 

 

Completed within three years of adoption of Comprehensive Plan

 

 

EDA, if requirement is validated

 

HS-3 Ensure that the zoning and subdivision

†††††††† ordinances encourage the following:

 

†††††† a.††† New developments can be built in

†† layouts that are consistent with

†† existing residential and mixed use

†† areas and traditional neighborhood

†† designs.

 

††††† b.††† Support and do not discourage the

availability of an appropriate range

†† of housing choices and price levels.

††††††

c.††† Enable smaller lot and house sizes

and higher densities in designated

growth areas where appropriate

utilities are available, planned, or

included as part of the development.

†††††

d.      Permit options in designated growth

areas such as housing over retail/

business spaces in commercial areas

and attached or detached accessory

dwellings (ADUs) in residential

areas.

 

e.      Provide zoning and subdivision

regulations to encourage planned

unit and clustered developments as a

viable option.

††††††

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subsequent to completion of current Comprehensive Plan Review and/or revision of Zoning & Subdivision Ordinance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planning Commission and Zoning Administrator

 

HS-4 Encourage further developments in

†††††††† and around the current population

†††††††† centers of Monterey, McDowell and

†††††††† Blue Grass. Zone and plan utilities

†††††††† and infrastructure accordingly.

†††††††† Facilitate communication between

†††††††† those who own the land with those

†††††††† who may be willing to develop the

†††††††† land.

 

 

 

 

 

Completed within three years of adoption of Comprehensive Plan

 

 

 

 

EDA with assistance of Planning Commission

 

HS-5 Inventory County owned land. Assess

†††††††† potentially viable locations for

†††††††† affordable housing developments on

†††††††† County owned land and/or other

†††††††† options.

 

 

 

 

By December 2012

 

 

 

EDA

 

HS-6 Provide information to citizens on

†††††††† Federal or state programs to enhance

†††††††† housing.

 

 

 

Continuous

 

 

Supervisors/Department of Social Services

 


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