Development impact fees are collected at the time a building permit is issued and used to construct system improvements needed to accommodate new development. A development impact fee represents future development’s proportionate share of capital facility needs. In certain cases, a change in use, expansion, redevelopment, modification may require impact fees to be paid based on the net increase for the new use as compared to the previous use.
For residential development, fees are assessed per dwelling unit, based on the type of unit. Nonresidential development impact fees are assessed per square feet of floor area, based on the type of development. The nonresidential development fee schedule is designed to provide a reasonable determination for broad nonresidential development types: industrial, warehousing, commercial, and office/institutional. For unique development types, the City may allow or require an independent fee determinations.