Live Local Act
Below are a list of frequently asked questions and answers related to Senate Bill 102 (Live Local Act).
Where is the Village's property inventory of lands appropriate for affordable housing?
The Village does not own any lands that are appropriate for the development of affordable housing.
What are the Village’s procedures for expedited permitting?
The Village’s policy for expedited review procedures for development orders under the Live Local Act can be accessed by the following link: Live Local Act Policy
What is the maximum allowable density available through the Live Local Act?
The Village's maximum allowable density for residential development in the Village’s Comprehensive Plan is provided through the High Density Residential (HDR) classification, which allows a maximum density of 24 dwelling units per gross acre with the possibility of additional density based upon workforce housing criteria. Please note all other applicable regulations (Federal, State, County, and Local Code) for multifamily developments are applicable, such as, but not limited to, concurrency, environmental review, school capacity review, setbacks, landscape buffers, and parking.
What is the maximum height allowed through the Live Local Act?
The maximum allowable height for a project authorized under the Live Local Act is 3 stories, or the highest currently allowed height for a commercial or residential development in the Village of North Palm Beach within one mile of the project development site.
What zoning districts are permitted to be used through the Live Local Act?
Commercial, and Industrial zoning district areas may be proposed for projects through the Live Local Act. As the Village of North Palm Beach currently designates less than 20% of lands with Commercial, Industrial, and Mixed Use zoning, all proposed projects must be Mixed Use with a minimum of 65% of the gross square footage in the project used for residential purposes. Residential and Mixed Use zoning districts are not eligible for the provisions of the Live Local Act.
What is the review process for a project submitted through the Live Local Act?
If all applicable criteria, regulations, and codes are met, the review process may be administrative (No rezoning, land use change, or public hearing process is required). Some examples of applicable criteria include, but are not limited to, concurrency, environmental review, school capacity review, setbacks, landscape buffers, and parking.
What percentage of units are required to be set aside? What is the required timeframe for the reservation of units as affordable?
Forty percent (40%) of the total number of units in the project must be set aside as affordable, for a minimum of 30 years.
Does the City have rent control?
No, rent control by local governments is preempted (not permitted) by Florida State Statutes.
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