By Jakob Thorington | Arizona Capitol Times
A bipartisan housing bill is moving through the state legislature that would allow commercial properties to be redeveloped into housing units without a rezoning application.
Lawmakers passed the bill through the House Commerce Committee 7-3 on Tuesday, with a handful of Republicans voting against the bill.
Under the bill, municipalities would be required to allow multifamily residential development or adaptive reuse development of commercial buildings. These reused zones must meet the maximum residential density allowed under municipal zoning ordinances.