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File #: 18-1173    Version:
Type: ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 11/30/2018 In control: City Council
Agenda date: 12/18/2018 Final action: 12/18/2018
Title: Approval of an Ordinance Adopting 2019 Park Impact Fee Rates
Attachments: 1. Ordinance
Approval of an Ordinance Adopting 2019 Park Impact Fee Rates

Recommended Action
Committee Recommendation:
The Finance Committee recommends freezing park impact fees at 2018 levels in order to encourage new housing construction.

City Manager Recommendation:
Move to approve an ordinance amending Olympia Municipal Code Section 15.16.101, Park Impact Fee Rates, and adopting the same rate in 2019 as 2018 on second reading.

Whether to amend the Park Impact Fee ordinance.

Staff Contact:
Laura Keehan, Parks Planning & Design Manager, Parks, Arts and Recreation, 360.570.5855

None - Consent Calendar Item.

Background and Analysis:
Background and analysis has not changed from first reading to second reading.

In 2018 the City commissioned FCS Group to complete a Park Impact Fee Study. The study updated level of service standards, updated costs of park land, design, and development, and updated occupancy rates by dwelling unit type as reported by the U.S. Census Bureau. The Study's findings resulted in a significant increase in park impact fee rates across all types of new housing.

In an effort to encourage more new housing construction in Olympia, Finance Committee recommends freezing park impact fee rates at their 2018 levels, rather than increasing rates to the levels determined in the Park Impact Fee Study. In 2019, City Council anticipates further study of fees and charges related to new development, which may result in further adjustments to impact fee rates.

The ordinance adopts the updated fee analysis with a discount in each housing type that results in no net change in the fee.

Neighborhood/Community Interests (if known):
The development community has significant interest in fees and charges related to new development. Park advocates have significant interest in park impact fees as an important revenue source for paying for growth-related park development projects.

1. Approve the ordina...

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