CITY OF SANTA MONICA
AFFORDABLE HOUSNG IMPACT LINKAGE FEE
NON-RESIDENTIAL NEXUS STUDY AND IMPACT LINKAGE/IN-LIEU FEE FEASIBILITY ANALYSIS
RSG has recently completed a detailed nexus study and feasibility analysis for the City of Santa Monica to identify the causal relationship between new commercial (non-residential) development and the demand for affordable housing units in the community, as well as the reasonableness of the impact linkage fee associated with mitigating the costs of producing the resulting affordable housing units. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the expansion of the City’s existing Inclusionary Housing Ordinance to include all new non-residential development in the City, as a means for creating additional affordable housing funding to assist in off-setting the loss of Redevelopment affordable housing set-aside moneys. The Nexus Study and linkage fee recommendations (completed in November 2012) are currently under review by the City.