The housing linkage objective is to require applicants who obtain bonus commercial office space as a result of a discretionary and otherwise appropriate street or alley closing or zoning density increase to produce housing or contribute funds to the production of housing, particularly housing that is affordable to low- and moderate-income households throughout the District, in an amount based on a formula tied to the amount or value of the additional commercial office square footage obtained.
Legislative History of Laws Law 5-76, the "District of Columbia Comprehensive Plan Act of 1984," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 5-282, which was referred to the Committee of the Whole. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on January 17, 1984 and January 31, 1984, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on February 23, 1984, it was assigned Act No. 5-112 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Law 12-275, the "Comprehensive Plan Amendment Act of 1998," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 12-99. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on December 1, 1998, and December 15, 1998, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on December 31, 1998, it was assigned Act No. 12-609 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. D.C. Law 12-275 became effective on April 27, 1999. DC CODE § 1-306.31 Current through December 11, 2012
(Apr. 10, 1984, D.C. Law 5-76, § 3, 31 DCR 1049; Apr. 27, 1999, D.C. Law 12-275, § 2(a), 41 DCR 1497.)