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A proposed construction linkage fee is nearing approval and, if approved, will increase commercial construction costs by $5 per square foot. The proposed new fee would be aimed at funding affordable housing projects, but the development community is ardently opposed to the fee. This is the most recent in a series of policies to help increase affordable housing in the city, including Measure JJJ, which requires all developers seeking exemptions to the general plan allocate a portion of the project to affordable units. To find out more about the linkage fee, the pros and cons and the current status, we sat down with Andrew Starrels, partner with Holland & Knight LLP and a member of the firm’s West Coast Land Use and Environment Group, for an exclusive interview.

Kelsi Maree Borland

Kelsi Maree Borland is a freelance writer and editor living in Los Angeles whose work has appeared in such publications as Travel + Leisure, Angeleno and Los Angeles Magazine.

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