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Attainable Housing
Avon recognizes that our community is the sum of its parts and that a healthy and vibrant community must welcome and encompass people with a wide range of backgrounds, interests, vocations, family status, and economic means.

Today there are 606 deed restricted rental units and 64 deed restricted for-sale units in the Town.

Housing Goals (Avon Comprehensive Plan)
On March 25, 2008, the Avon Town Council unanimously approved Resolution No. 08-08, a Resolution to amend Topic Area F, Housing, of the 2006 Town of Avon Comprehensive Plan (pages 52-55).

The amendment modifies the language of the goals and policies contained within the Housing Topic Area in order to provide acceptable methods of mitigating the need for attainable housing generated by development.The additional detail added to the Comp Plan includes:
  • References to calculations for Residential and Commercial Linkage tied to new development applications for rezoning
  • Acceptable methods of attainable housing mitigation
  • Provides Council the discretion to implement mitigation rates on a project-by-project basis
The purpose behind this approach is to ensure that attainable housing mitigation is applied to the highest extent possible and is derived with full consideration of all other public benefits provided by any proposal found to be subject to the criteria for a rezoning or PUD application.

An edited version of the Housing Goals and Policies section and an updated version of the entire Comprehensive Plan are available.

Please contact the Planning Department if you have any questions regarding this this amendment or Avon's Attainable Housing Policies.

Housing Guidelines
The 2010 Avon Development Code promotes a diverse range of affordable housing within the Town through the employee housing mitigation requirements.New commercial development may exceed the Maximum Lot Coverage requirements if on-site employee housing units are provided to mitigate 10 percent of the employee households generated by the development.

ADC Sec. 7.20.100, Employee Housing Mitigation

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