The community benefits program began in 2018, with the Council last year allowing a trade-off where if the city provides more affordable housing options, there will be exceptions for the height of commercial buildings, allowing them to be taller than is normally allowed. The city is considering adding more trade-offs for commercial developments in the wake of coronavirus, including allowing an even bigger bonus of height in commercial buildings provided the building offers some of its space at a below-market price in an effort to boost the economy. “The issue is whether we ought to be engaging... Read More