Inclusive Zoning Overlay- Pittsburgh, PA

Bob Damewood helped research and draft an Inclusive zoning (IZ) overlay zoning district that would require that new housing developments in one of Pittsburgh’s most rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods (Lawrenceville) set aside 10% of their units as affordable at 50% AMI (rental) to 80% AMI (for-sale). The ordinance was introduced mid-February 2019. It is likely to be passed as it has both city council and mayoral support. It would be the first mandatory IZ ordinance in Pittsburgh.