TIF3.1: Provide infrastructure, incentives to accommodate new development and re-development within UGAs
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Regional Priority Approach Description
Approach - Provide infrastructure and incentives to accommodate new development and re-development within designated urban centers in Urban Growth Areas (UGA).
Desired Outcome - Increase infill development to protect water quality, and increase the likelihood that re-developed areas will meet new, stricter stormwater management requirements.
Policy Needs - N/A
- Explore Brownfields re-development as a way to both remove contaminants, and to better accommodate growth in already affected areas.
- Consider reviewing the local development code for barriers to infill development, and revisions to remove those barriers or encourage infill development--a “code scrub.”
- Consider developing sub-area plans for designated urban centers that include a mix of uses to accommodate growth, and to provide access to services, transit, and neighborhood amenities. Up-front SEPA integrated with sub-area plans addresses environmental impacts area-wide, and provides incentives for development by streamlining the permit process.
- Density is a “BMP”—projects can be proposed under the B-IBI watershed. planning regional priority.
- EPA's Smart Growth tools and guidance may be useful.
Local Context - Local context provides additional specificity on how a Regional Priority approach should be implemented in each local area; examples include sequencing, partners to consider, and critical areas. Local context for this Regional Priority approach is available here.