Low-Income Housing Tax Credits & Transit in Utah, 2018

Utah's 2018 Qualified Allocation Plan (QAP) awards points for transit-oriented developments.

Transit

Project is located within 1/3 of a mile of FrontRunner or TRAX OR bus stop along core route (See Exhibits 4B and/or 8C). Project is located within 1/3 of a mile of FrontRunner or TRAX (See Exhibit 4B) – 400 points

OR

Project is located within 1/3 of a mile of bus stop along core route (See Exhibit 8C) – 60 points

The distance shall be measured using the shortest walkable route along public access from the nearest entrance/exit of the project’s site. All points along the public portion of the route must be accessible on a paved walkway (i.e., sidewalks and crosswalks). (See Exhibits 4B & 8C). Scattered-site projects are not eligible for these points unless all tax parcels are located within 1/3 of a mile of FrontRunner, TRAX, or core route bus stop.

Points for proximity to bus stops will only be awarded in counties of the second and third class that are also not classified as rural (see Exhibit 3A). Counties are classified by the Utah Code Title 17, Chapter 50, Part 5, below. 17-50-501.

Classification of counties.

(1) Each county shall be classified according to its population.

(2)(a) A county with a population of 700,000 or more is a county of the first class.

(b) A county with a population of 125,000 or more but less than 700,000 is a county of the second class.

(c) A county with a population of 31,000 or more but less than 125,000 is a county of the third class.

(d) A county with a population of 11,000 or more but less than 31,000 is a county of the fourth class.

(e) A county with a population of 4,000 or more but less than 11,000 is a county of the fifth class.

(f) A county with a population less than 4,000 is a county of the sixth class. 

In order to qualify for points under this scoring category, the project must be within 1/3 of a mile walking distance along public access (sidewalks, crosswalks) to a bus stop along a core route. Distance will be verified using Google Maps.

Core bus routes must meet the following criteria:

County                                                    Frequency          Hours/day

Any County with UTA service                15 Minutes                 18

Summit                                                   20 Minutes                16

Cache                                                     30 Minutes                11

Washington                                             40 Minutes                14

Contributed By: 
National Housing Trust