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File #: 18-6050   
Type: Staff Briefing - With Ordinance
In control: City Council A Session
On agenda: 12/13/2018
Posting Language: Ordinance adopting amendments to the Center City Housing Incentive Policy (CCHIP) and Inner City Reinvestment/Infill Policy (ICRIP) [Lori Houston, Assistant City Manager; John Jacks, Director, Center City Development and Operations]
Attachments: 1. CCHIP Agreement Template_2018 Draft, 2. CCHIP Economic Impact Final, 3. CCHIP Level 1 and 2 Boundary, 4. CCHIP Policy - 12-5_DRAFT, 5. CCHIP Review and Assessment - TXP Study, 6. CCHIP with Level 3 Boundary, 7. City of San Antonio Fee Waiver Program Guidelines - Dec 5, 2018, 8. Fee Waiver Program Guidelines - Updated Dec 12, 2018, 9. CCHIP Policy - Updated Dec 12, 2018, 10. Updated Tier 3 map - Updated Dec 12, 2018
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DEPARTMENT: Center City Development & Operations


DEPARTMENT HEAD: John Jacks


COUNCIL DISTRICTS IMPACTED: Citywide


SUBJECT:

Amendments to the Center City Housing Incentive Policy (CCHIP) and Inner City Reinvestment/Infill Policy (ICRIP)

SUMMARY:

Consideration of proposed amendments to the Center City Housing Incentive Policy (CCHIP) and replacing the Inner City Reinvestment/Infill Policy (ICRIP) with the City of San Antonio Fee Waiver Program.


BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The Center City Housing Incentive Policy (CCHIP) and Inner City Reinvestment/Infill Policy (ICRIP) encourage the redevelopment of the inner city through financial incentives and technical assistance. Both policies are administered by the Center City Development and Operations Department.

Inner City Reinvestment and Infill Policy
In 2010, the ICRIP was approved by City Council to encourage infill activity and the creation of sustainable neighborhoods that are safe, walkable, mixed-use, compact and well-designed. The policy provides financial assistance, such as City and SAWS fee waivers, and staff support for assistance in navigating regulatory and procedural processes. The current ICRIP boundary was adopted in January 2013 and is 84 square miles. The most recent amendments to the program guidelines were approved by City Council on May 28, 2015. Since 2012, over 1,600 fee waiver applications have been approved. These applications represent $4.4 billion in investment and over 10,000 housing units. Of the 10,000 housing units, 4,200 or 42% are affordable or workforce housing.

Center City Housing Incentive Policy
In June 2012, City Council adopted the Center City Housing Incentive Policy (CCHIP) - an as-of-right housing incentive program designed to encourage economic development in the center city. The CCHIP was renewed with amendments in 2016, reducing the program boundary, improving administrative operations, and extending the program through June 2018.

Since its creatio...

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