Strategy HC3.1: Identify opportunities to create multi-generational and/or mixed-income neighborhoods. Support the incorporation of various housing types into existing and new neighborhoods with regulations that allow accessory and attached dwelling units.
Mixed-income communities provide a continuum of housing available to a diversity of incomes. In addition, multi-generational neighborhoods provide numerous social and economic benefits to a community, such as the ability for more seniors to age in place. Cross-subsidies, land use regulations that allow accessory dwelling units, and density bonuses are just a few methods to encourage the development of mixed-income, multi-generational neighborhoods.
Additional Information / Case Studies
The City of Charlotte revised its zoning ordinance to allow accessory dwelling units on all single family lots (one per lot) with no restrictions on age of occupant or his/her relationship to owner or occupant of principal structure