In order to make sure housing supply is adequate in quantity and diversity, cities may need to consider upzoning or rezoning certain areas. An upzone refers to changing the permitted density of an area, while a rezone refers to changing the permitted uses. This can be done outright, or through the use of inclusionary zoning, where appropriate. Ensuring adequate density is particularly important in transit station areas.
Assessing Needs and Measuring Performance
- Current permitted densities vs. transit-supportive densities