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Design and build the project such that residential and nonresidential components achieve the densities per acre/hectare of buildable land listed in Table 1 at build-out or within five years of the date that the first new building of any type is occupied (excluding those portions of parking structures devoted to parking), whichever is lower. Table 1. Points for density per acre (hectare) of buildable land.

Residential density |
Points |
||
---|---|---|---|

DU/acre |
DU/hectare |
||

> 10 and ≤ 13 |
> 25 and ≤ 32 |
> 0.75 and ≤ 1.0 |
1 |

> 13 and ≤ 18 |
> 32 and ≤ 45 |
> 1.0 and ≤ 1.25 |
2 |

> 18 and ≤ 25 |
> 45 and ≤ 62 |
> 1.25 and ≤ 1.75 |
3 |

> 25 and ≤ 38 |
> 62 and ≤ 94 |
> 1.75 and ≤ 2.25 |
4 |

> 38 and ≤ 63 |
> 94 and ≤ 156 |
> 2.25 and ≤ 3.0 |
5 |

> 63 |
> 156 |
> 3.0 |
6 |

- Determine the total floor area of all residential and nonresidential uses.
- Calculate the percentage residential and percentage nonresidential of the total floor area.
- Determine the density of each component as measured in dwelling units per acre or hectare and floor-area ratio, respectively.
- Referring to Table 1, find the appropriate points for the densities of the residential and nonresidential components.
- If the points are different, multiply the point value of the residential component by its percentage of the total floor area and multiply the point value of the nonresidential component by its percentage.
- Add the two scores.

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#### Requirements

Design and build the project such that residential and nonresidential components achieve the densities per acre/hectare of buildable land listed in Table 1 at build-out or within five years of the date that the first new building of any type is occupied (excluding those portions of parking structures devoted to parking), whichever is lower. Table 1. Points for density per acre (hectare) of buildable land.

Residential density |
Points |
||
---|---|---|---|

DU/acre |
DU/hectare |
||

> 10 and ≤ 13 |
> 25 and ≤ 32 |
> 0.75 and ≤ 1.0 |
1 |

> 13 and ≤ 18 |
> 32 and ≤ 45 |
> 1.0 and ≤ 1.25 |
2 |

> 18 and ≤ 25 |
> 45 and ≤ 62 |
> 1.25 and ≤ 1.75 |
3 |

> 25 and ≤ 38 |
> 62 and ≤ 94 |
> 1.75 and ≤ 2.25 |
4 |

> 38 and ≤ 63 |
> 94 and ≤ 156 |
> 2.25 and ≤ 3.0 |
5 |

> 63 |
> 156 |
> 3.0 |
6 |

- Determine the total floor area of all residential and nonresidential uses.
- Calculate the percentage residential and percentage nonresidential of the total floor area.
- Determine the density of each component as measured in dwelling units per acre or hectare and floor-area ratio, respectively.
- Referring to Table 1, find the appropriate points for the densities of the residential and nonresidential components.
- If the points are different, multiply the point value of the residential component by its percentage of the total floor area and multiply the point value of the nonresidential component by its percentage.
- Add the two scores.