SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CHARGES FOR RESIDENTIAL ADDITIONS
Administrative Rule Adopted by Portland Parks & Recreation Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority
Until July 1, 2017, Park System Development Charges (SDCs) shall not be collected on building permit applications for residential additions that do not increase the dwelling capacity of the residence.
Per PCC 17.13 Parks and Recreation System Development Charge, new development contributes to the need for capacity increases for parks and recreation facilities. With the new methodology and fee structure going into effect July 1, 2016 per Ordinance 187150, as amended by Ordinance 187770, Parks could begin to collect SDCs on residential additions as well as new residential development. For the first year of the new fee structure and methodology, until July 1, 2017, Parks considers additions to existing residential units to be the same proposed and previous use, and will therefore not collect a fee if the addition would have caused the residential unit to be assessed in a different use type category (based on square footage). Parks will collect more information during this time about the type and frequency of residential additions in order to better understand their impact on system capacity.
Adopted by Director of Portland Parks & Recreation June 30, 2016.
Filed for inclusion in PPD June 30, 2016.