Edits To The Comprehensive Plan Framework Element Released

Author:Ms Samantha L. Mazo
Profession:Cozen O'Connor

Today (July 2nd), Chairman Mendelson released his proposed revisions to the Comprehensive Plan's Framework Element, as we predicted last week. A copy of the Chairman's edits is located on his site HERE. The First Vote is scheduled for next Tuesday (July 9).

We have not had much time to digest the substance, but our initial reactions are:

The Chairman's edits were made to the existing Framework element language. These edits do not automatically incorporate the language the Office of Planning recommended in 2017-2018. The Chairman's edits include a new section on "PUDs", but it is not certain whether this language will be sufficient break the log jam in the courts. The Chairman's edits do appear to emphasize the provision of affordable housing, but they do not appear to make much progress on clarifying the definitions of the...

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