Permitting & Green Points & CITY PLAN Directive Points
Further develop permitting points system mentioned in paper for Carbon reducing & Green strategies & also develop the City Plan directives with a point system. Clear point system, with transparent outcomes for developers and City Admin. Might need some qualifiers like "quantified" = full point and "subjective" = half point? when directive is not so clearly definable. Set it up early and establish the growth intent, such as: Points will be increased every year, Year 2020-24 require 20 points; 2025=25, 2026=26 etc. This gives city time to adjust and tweak system and gives developers time to adapt, as well as encourages them to develop sooner than later, quicker to launch. City can develop lots of easy 1 pointers (bike racks, pedestrian pathways, transit bench) as well as bigger ones like 20 points for 20% or 50% of costs for new water/sewer infrastructure required at that site, or 10% of site to public amenity space. Lots of possibilities with a point system. By 2050, every project will be super low/zero carbon and lots of companies and innovative products would be developed to respond to this policy.