The tax, coming in 2024, is meant to push owners of land zoned for housing to develop it quickly.
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“Raging” at Landowner, Councillors Look to CPO or Re-Rezone Coolock Site
They rezoned the site from industrial to residential for an affordable housing proposal. Now, the land’s more valuable and the landowner is looking to sell it.
After Lobbying to Get Coolock Site Rezoned to Build Homes, Landowner Instead Looks to Sell It at a Steep Markup
“We chose to buy this site to try to create affordable housing for normal people,” wrote the developer in a letter to a local councillor in September 2017.
After Seeing Developer’s New Plans for Coolock Site, Councillors Feel Duped
Councillors rezoned the site from industrial to residential based on a pitch for 350 homes. But a new plan would be much taller and denser than they expected.
Meeting on “Affordable Housing” Leaves Coolock Locals with Questions
“We are trying to lease the entire development to the government,” said Maurice Gillick of Platinum Land.
Councillors Cross Fingers and Vote to Rezone Industrial Land in Coolock to Residential
The landowners lobbied for the change and told councillors they plan to develop affordable housing there. Some councillors worry they’ll just flip it once its value rises.