The City Council Tuesday approved code changes in an attempt to encourage developers to build lower-cost and affordable housing units.
The vote was 7-1, with Councilman David Alvarez opposed. Councilwoman Barbara Bry recused herself but did not disclose why. There was no immediate response to a message left with Bry's office.
Mayor Kevin Faulconer submitted the changes in the form of amendments to the city's land development manual.
Faulconer said earlier that an overhaul would lower development costs and promote smart growth. The 46 updates to the Land Development Code will allow the city to streamline the project review process.