Staff is proposing incentives to encourage retention and conversions of existing houses and historic resources. These proposals include:
- Increased floor area limits for additions and remodels compared to new construction
- More flexibility in the configuration of housing units and allocation of allowed floor area when an existing historic resource is adapted.
- New flag lot provisions for narrow lots that require a house to be retained while creating a separate lot for a new backyard house.
- Conversions of basements to Accessory Dwelling Units in existing houses will not be subject to the unit size cap.