Affordable Housing for Humans Means Less Housing for Cars – California YIMBY
A new analysis by Garcia & Tucker (2021) at UC Berkeley’s Terner Center for Housing Innovation crunches the numbers on Asm. Laura Friedman of Glendale’s proposed Assembly Bill 1401, which would eliminate parking requirements statewide for housing developments within a half-mile of public transit.
• Local on-site parking requirements significantly drive up the costs of affordable housing projects.• Eliminating parking requirements may substantially reduce the amount of new parking in developments, but developers will likely still provide some.• State density bonus incentives for affordable housing are seldom used across the state, but when they are, reducing on-site parking is a popular option.
AB 1401 would “prohibit a local government from imposing a minimum automobile parking requirement, or enforcing a minimum automobile parking requirement, on residential, commercial, or other development if the development is located on a parcel that is within one-half mile walking distance of public transit.”