Impact Fee Nexus Study and Update

Impact Fee Update (Draft Report - February 2018)

On May 22, 2018, Staff will present the draft report of the Impact Fee Update to City Council for adoption. 

CLICK HERE to view the February 2018 Draft Report. 

Key Study Recommendations

  • SWADIF and SEADIF repealed, with adjustments to CFF for a single, city-wide fee using a revenue-neutral approach
  • Added flexibility to Park Impact Fees to fund citywide projects and equalize park fees across all four quadrants
  • Maintain total fees levels within thresholds of economic feasibility for development projects

Please send any input or questions to:  David Guhin,

Stakeholder Input

On July 12, 2017, the City presented draft recommendations on the Impact Fee Nexus study to stakeholders in the City Council Chambers.   

The presentation is below for review.   The City is collecting feedback and input on the approach and proposed recommendation and will incorporate into a draft report that will be circulated for input.  

CLICK HERE for Draft Impact Fee Nexus Study Presentation to stakeholders on July 12, 2017

  1. David Guhin

    Planning & Economic Development Director


1. Fee Zones: Move to a single citywide fee structure for transportation, public safety, and storm drain facilities by merging the southeast and southwest area development impact fees (SEADIF and SWADIF) into the capital facilities fee (CFF).

2. Total Fee Burden: Maintain same level of fee revenue citywide by (1) increasing the CFF by 28% to compensate for revenue loss from elimination of the SEADIF and SWADIF, and (2) equalizing the park fee across all four zones.

3. Revenue Allocation: (1) Maintain the same allocation of CFF revenue to transportation (73%), public safety (13%), storm drain (13%), and administration (1%), and (2) allow greater use of park fee revenues citywide.

4. Capital Project Planning: Use a combination of facility standards (level of service, etc.), master plans, and stakeholder input to identify projects eligible for funding from fee revenues.

5. Planning Horizon: Use 2040 for planning horizon instead of buildout.

6. Land Use Categories: Use fewer, consistent land use categories to apply CFF and park fees.