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17.13.040 Application.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 181669, 187150 and 189244, effective November 7, 2018.)  This Chapter applies to all New Development throughout the City of Portland.  The amount of the Parks and Recreation SDC shall be calculated according to this section, using the rates set forth in the SDC Methodology Report.

A.  Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, a Parks and Recreation SDC shall be imposed upon all New Development for which an Application is filed on or after the effective date of this ordinance.

B.  The Applicant shall at the time of Application provide the Administrator with the information requested on an SDC application form regarding the Previous Use and Proposed Use(s) of the property, including the following:

1.  A description of each of the Previous Uses and Proposed Uses for the property for which the Permit is being sought, including the number of Dwelling Units and square footage for the entire property under the Previous Use and for the Proposed Use(s) of the New Development.

2.  For residential uses, the number of residential dwellings and the square footage of each Dwelling Unit.

3.  For non-residential uses, the square footage for each occupancy use type (i.e., office, retail, etc.).

C.  Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, the amount of the SDC due shall be calculated as follows:

1.  Calculating the fee for the Proposed Uses (“the Proposed Use Fee”);

a.  Multiplying the number of Dwelling Units by their appropriate per-unit fee, based on square footage of each individual dwelling unit;

b.   Multiplying the square footage of each non-Dwelling Unit Proposed Use by the appropriate per-square-foot occupancy fee; and

c.  Adding the fees for the proposed Dwelling Unit and non-Dwelling Unit uses.

2.  Calculating the credit for the Previous Uses (“the Previous Use Credit”); and

a.  Multiplying the number of Dwelling Units by their appropriate per-unit fee, based on square footage of each individual Dwelling Unit;

b.  Multiplying the square footage of each non-Dwelling Unit Proposed Use by the appropriate per-square-foot occupancy fee; and

c.  Adding the credits for the previous Dwelling Unit and non-Dwelling Unit uses.

3.  Subtracting the Previous Use Credit from the Proposed Use Fee to arrive at the net Park SDC due. If the Previous Use(s) were vacant for more than 36 months prior to the date of the application, the SDC due shall be the full amount of the SDC for the Proposed Use(s) and no credit shall be provided for Previous Use(s).

D.  The dollar amounts of the SDC set forth in the SDC Methodology Report are based on 2013 values and shall be adjusted on July 1, 2017 and thereafter annually on July 1st to account for changes in the costs of acquiring and constructing parks facilities.  The adjustment factor shall be based on:

1.  The percent change in the Cost Index for land acquisition per Subsection 17.13.020 K., by SDC Sub-Area, measured from annually, to the most recent annual tax year report;

2.  The portion of Rate Group growth costs for land identified in Subsection 17.13.020 Z.;

3.  The percent change in the Cost Index for construction costs per Subsection 17.13.020 K., measured annually, and

4.  The portion of Rate Group growth costs for improvement identified in Subsection 17.13.020 Z.

The adjustment factor for each Rate Group shall be determined as follows:

 Percent change in Land Cost Index multiplied by the Rate Group’s Land Portion (percent)

+  Percent change in Construction Cost Index multiplied by the Rate Group’s Development Portion (percent)

=  Park SDC Rate Group Adjustment Factor

The resulting Adjustment Factor will be multiplied by the adopted SDC rates by Rate Group and added to the base charges.

E.  Notwithstanding any other provision, the adjustment shall not exceed a total of 12 percent in any consecutive 2 year period. This is calculated by dividing the proposed new rate by the rate of 2 years prior, or, if a new rate structure was adopted less than 2 years prior, by the variance from the rate most recently adopted. If the resulting change is greater than 12 percent, the rate will be set at 12 percent variance from the rate of 2 years prior, or, if a new rate structure was adopted less than 2 years prior, by the variance from the rate most recently adopted.