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File #: 2015-0554   
Type: Policy Status: Passed
File created: 5/12/2015 In control: Executive Management Committee
On agenda: 7/16/2015 Final action: 7/23/2015
Title: EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDED (4-0-1) adopting updated Metro Joint Development Policy (Attachment B).
Sponsors: Planning and Development (Department)
Attachments: 1. Attachment A - Motion51.1, 2. Attachment B - Proposed Joint Development Policy
Meeting_Body
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE
JULY 16, 2015

Subject/Action
SUBJECT: RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR ACTION REGARDING METRO
INVOLVEMENT IN AFFORDABLE HOUSING

ACTION: ADOPT UPDATED METRO JOINT DEVELOPMENT POLICY


Heading
RECOMMENDATION

Title
EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT RECOMMENDED (4-0-1) adopting updated Metro Joint Development Policy (Attachment B).

Issue
ISSUE

In March of this year, the Metro Board of Directors approved a motion (Attachment A) directing staff to report back on several actions that support affordable housing creation and preservation around transit. Two of those actions can be implemented through amendments to the Metro Joint Development (JD) Policy.

In addition, since November of 2014, Metro has engaged in outreach in several communities as well as to the development community surrounding JD projects that are in the project definition and negotiation phase. Throughout this outreach, staff has been explaining the joint development process, increasing its focus on meaningful community engagement, and has reconsidered the process for the creation of Development Guidelines, to become more community-driven. Staff is recommending additional amendments to the JD Policy such that the policy matches the commitments the JD team has made to its community stakeholders, and to elevate transparency for all stakeholders participating in the Joint Development (JD) process.

Beyond the recent and ongoing outreach regarding the JD Process, the JD Team has heard from some stakeholders that there is interest in revisiting the JD Policy once the projects currently in the process of project definition, community engagement and negotiations are more clearly defined. The JD Team will evaluate the lessons learned in the outreach process used for the current projects and bring to the Board any suggested modifications at that time.

The proposed new Joint Development Program: Policies and Process (Proposed JD Policy) is in...

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