After approving the demolition of more than 100 rent-controlled apartment unitsthis year, Mountain View is putting more pressure on developers to build affordable units into their project plans .

From December to April, the Mountain View City Council approved three separate market-rate housing projects by the Morgan Hill-based developer Dividend Homes that all called for razing rent-controlled apartments and replacing them with townhouses estimated to cost more than $1 million each.

The decisions sparked a great deal of backlash from the community so the council vowed to look at its policies and find ways to curtail the displacement of residents moving forward.

At Tuesday night’s meeting, the council voted unanimously to amend the city’s below-market-rate housing ordinance and require that for-sale townhouse projects — such as the three approved earlier this year — must have 15 percent of the units available to residents earning between 80 to 120 percent of the area’s median income, which is about $120,000, and 10 percent of units available to residents earning between 120 and 150 percent of the area’s median income.

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