Sammamish Unified Development Code

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2. Affordable Unit Requirements.

proposal that the affordable units be smaller than the market rate units, in no case shall the affordable housing units be less than 500 square feet for a studio unit, 600 square feet for a one bedroom unit, 800 square feet for a two bedroom unit, or 1,000 square feet for a three bedroom unit. c. Design. The exterior design of the affordable housing units must be compatible and comparable with the rest of the dwelling units in the development and must comply with design standards specified in SDC 21.07.060. The interior finish and quality of construction of the affordable housing units shall at a minimum be comparable to entry level rental or ownership housing in the City. d. Timing/Phasing. The affordable housing units shall be available for occupancy in a time frame comparable to the availability of the rest of the dwelling units in the development.

The following requirements shall be met for all affordable units: a. Duration. Housing shall serve only income-eligible households for a minimum period of 50 years from the later of the date when the affordability agreement between the housing owner and the City, as referenced in this section, is recorded, or the date when the affordable housing becomes available for occupancy as determined by the City. b. Designation of Affordable Housing Units. Prior to the issuance of any permit(s), the City shall review and approve the location and unit mix of the affordable housing units consistent with the following standards: i. Location. The location of the affordable housing units shall be approved by the City, with the intent that they generally be intermingled with all other dwelling units in the development. ii. Tenure. The tenure of the affordable housing units (ownership or rental) shall be the same as the tenure for the rest of the housing units in the development. iii. Size (Bedroom). The affordable housing units shall consist of a range of number of bedrooms that is comparable to units in the overall development. iv. Size (Square Footage). The size of the affordable housing units, if smaller than the other units with the same number of bedrooms in the development, must be approved by the director. If there is a

3. Affordability Agreement.

Prior to issuing any building permit, an agreement in a form approved by the director that addresses price restrictions, homebuyer or tenant qualifications, phasing of construction, monitoring of affordability, duration of affordability, and any other applicable topics of the affordable housing units shall be recorded with the King County department of records and elections. This agreement shall be a covenant running with the land and shall be binding on the assigns, heirs and successors of the applicant. The City may agree, at its sole discretion, to subordinate any affordable housing regulatory agreement

562 | Title 21: Sammamish Development Code

Effective | January 1, 2022

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