On October 1, 2020, the Parks and Recreation Department will begin charging review fees for all site plan, subdivision, and other applications which have come in for formal submittal. These fees are associated with reviews only, and are distinct from the parkland fee in lieu and development fee.
Fee levels are based on a 2019 study of review times and staff resources by the consulting firm, Matrix. The fees were subsequently approved as part of the FY2020 budget, which went into effect in October 2019. There was a delay in the effective date of the fees, because of time needed to insert the fees into the City’s AMANDA database.
Fees will be assessed in the course of review, and will be due prior to approval. The list of review fees is as follows:
|Site Plan/Subdivision site visit (per visit)||$142|
|Development Assessment (with site visit)||$346|
|Municipal Utility District (MUD)||$20,090|
|Planned Development Area (PDA)||$20,090|
|Public Improvement District (PID)||$20,090|
|Planned Unit Development (PUD)||$20,090|
In 2020, the Development Services Department will begin requiring a parkland early determination letter for all subdivision applications, before allowing them into completeness check.
Early determination letters indicate that PARD has looked at a site and determined the basic parkland requirements – whether land, fees, or a combination will be owed as part of a future development application. The process is referred to in City Code § 25-1-605 as a “binding determination.” There is no fee for an early determination, and they typically take about two weeks.
To request an early determination letter, email the following items to:
- Owner/Applicant Name
- Phone and email contact
- Site address
- Number of Market rate Units, SMART Housing Certified Affordable Units and Existing Units
- Information on any ongoing or recent rezoning cases, restrictive covenants, neighborhood or regulating plans on the property
Additionally, please provide a map with the following information:
- Aerial of site location including size of site in acres
- Map of walking distance measured along sidewalks in feet to nearby parks
- The location and size of any CEFs and setbacks existing on the site
- Concept site plan or site layout if you have one already prepared
- The location of all existing and proposed: (a)structures; (b) above and in-ground utilities; (c) public and private easements; (d) floodplain, creek buffers or CWQZs