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Osah Presentation.11.16

  1. 1. What Everybody Ought To Know About THE DRAFT OPEN SPACE & AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLAN
  2. 2. Uncontrolled Growth Threatens Our Landscapes
  3. 3. Natural Resources at Risk
  4. 4. Few Housing Choices for Residents and Local Workers
  5. 5. Market Won’t Fix Problem <ul><li>Market is not providing affordable housing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nor will it: can’t build your way out </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current zoning not yielding affordable units </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Market is not providing open space </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nor will it: sprawling development consumes land, stresses services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New zoning is only part of the solution </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. We Got the Message <ul><li>PROTECT RURAL CHARACTER </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Safeguard our farmland, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>fragile habitat and scenic landscapes. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>KEEP RHINEBECK ECONOMICALLY DIVERSE </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create opportunities for </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>affordable housing. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Draft Plan <ul><li>Sound </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Grounded in financial and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>political realities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tools work in communities like </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rhinebeck </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not all housing built at once </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reevaluate every 3-5 years </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Balanced </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategies work together, rather than compete for resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategies can be used alone or in tandem </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. How Do We Do It? <ul><li>Open Space </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Set priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Educate landowners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Protect important parcels </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Affordable Housing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Zone it in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Incentives </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Capacity & Implementation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advisory Committee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partners </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Open Space Strategies <ul><li>Identify open space </li></ul><ul><li>priorities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Conservation is always voluntary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Plan has prioritization process and map </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Part of land-use plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Need flexibility and transparency </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Acquisition and easements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Donations, purchase of development rights </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding: bond, transfer tax, grants, developer fees </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Map Helps Set Priorities, Assist Decision-Making
  11. 11. Parcel Scoring System <ul><li>Participation by landowners is voluntary. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Affordable Housing Strategies <ul><li>Inclusionary zoning, town-wide </li></ul><ul><ul><li>20% in all developments of 5+ units </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sliding scale fee for developments of less than 5 units </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>On-site, off-site, land contribution, and payment-in-lieu options </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Additional opportunities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Traditional Neighborhood </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Development (TND) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gateway sites </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hamlet Overlay Zones </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Density bonuses </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Who Gets the Housing? <ul><li>Our goal is to give Rhinebeck residents and workers the highest priority for available affordable housing. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Single Family Home Cottage Unit Multi-Family Home
  15. 15. <ul><li>Design Idea Small new development on shared septic, adjacent to historic hamlet. </li></ul>Criteria Must match existing adjacent houses in scale and design. SOURCE: Crossroads, Hamlet, Village, Town: Design Characteristics of Traditional Neighborhoods By: Randall Arendt/American Planning Association – Inherent lower costs with smaller lots – Preserves farmland and greenspace – More walking miles; less driving miles Benefits
  16. 16. Implementation & Capacity <ul><li>Make Open Space & Affordable Housing Committee Permanent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advise Town, Planning and Zoning Boards and Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop partnerships </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pursue funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Administer Community Trust Fund </li></ul></ul>Potential Partners
  17. 17. Local Open Space Funding
  18. 18. BOND FINANCING: How much would it cost? <ul><li>For illustration purposes only. </li></ul>
  19. 19. TRANSFER TAX: Making your tax dollars go farther
  20. 20. Next Steps <ul><li>Public Hearings </li></ul><ul><li>Adopt with Comp Plan and Zoning </li></ul><ul><li>Make OSAH Committee Permanent </li></ul><ul><li>Keep in Touch </li></ul><ul><li>www.Rhinebeck-NY.gov </li></ul>

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