More Low-Income Housing?

There has been a lot of talk lately about all the “inclusionary” or low-income housing in North Natomas.

At issue? The rule that a certain percentage of low-income housing be built whenever new development occurs. Since North Natomas is the site of nearly all new development within the Sacramento city limits, many feel the neighborhood has more than its fair share of inclusionary housing.

Today’s Sacramento City Council agenda includes the following:

  • Item 17: Arena Seniors inclusionary apartments, project P08-013 (W. Truxel just N of Arena)

Natomas-area leaders are calling on the city to decrease the area’s inclusionary housing requirement to offset the 243 inclusionary senior apartments planned for Arena. They are asking area residents testify in this vain at tonight’s public hearing on the matter set for 6 p.m. in the city council chambers, 915 I Street.

Says one, “There is no market-rate housing being built with them so why do we once again have 15% of zero being built (another dangerous precedent)?”

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