California court says developers exempt from local rules

SAN DIEGO (AP) – Developers who include affordable housing in their projects are exempt from many local limits on height, zoning and density, a California appeals court ruled in a decision that, if upheld, could have immense impact as the most populous state struggles with a housing crisis.California’s 1979 Density Bonus Law requires local governments to grant permits and waive conflicting development standards for builders who commit to provide certain levels of low-income housing for their projects, the 4th District Court of Appeal ruled.The court made the ruling Jan. 7 and Wednesday, Feb. 2, certified it as a precedent for future court cases after hearing from the California Building Industry Association and others, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.There are excep
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