Don’t Kill Your Own Project

Here’s a lesson I learned a long time ago: Never ask for special permission on an affordable or workforce housing rezoning request. It opens the door to killing your entire project.

From the piece:

“A group of Manassas City Council members is looking to kill a proposal for workforce housing, saying the project would be too dense for the surrounding area and that it would change the neighborhood’s character….

[T]he property would need a rezoning to the B-3.5 mixed-use, city center designation. Bringing the 2.62-acre parcel to 60 total units would exceed the allowable density on the site, but in return, Elm Street is proposing to set 12 of the renovated Manassas Arms units aside as affordable housing, specifically targeting city and city schools employees.”

A link to the piece is found here