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PRK-4.02 - System Development Charges For Residential Additions

SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT CHARGES FOR RESIDENTIAL ADDITIONS

Administrative Rule Adopted by Portland Parks & Recreation Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority

ARB-PRK-4.02


RULE

Until July 1, 2018, 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. Starting July 1, 2018, Park SDCs shall be collected on building permit applications for residential alterations adding 800 square feet or more to the dwelling unit. The amount of Park SDC collected will be calculated utilizing the methodology outlined in PCC 17.13.040.C, with the corresponding SDC fee based on the previous size of the dwelling unit subtracted from the corresponding SDC fee based on the proposed size of the dwelling unit.


RATIONALE

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 that went 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 two years of the new fee structure and methodology, until July 1, 2018, Parks considered 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 collected more information during this time about the type and frequency of residential additions to better understand their impact on system capacity. Starting July 1, 2018, Parks considers additions that add 800 square feet or more to add capacity to the dwelling unit.


HISTORY

Amended by Director of Portland Parks & Recreation December 19, 2017.

Amended by Director of Portland Parks & Recreation July 14, 2017.

Amended by Director of Portland Parks & Recreation June 28, 2017.

Adopted by Director of Portland Parks & Recreation June 30, 2016.

Filed for inclusion in PPD June 30, 2016.