Smart Growth Equals Lower Infrastructure Costs

A new study says smart growth lowers municipal infrastructure costs, and development cost charges that help to pay for infrastructure should reflect the "smart growth dividend."
October 12, 2003, 5am PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"Smart growth" development lowers municipal infrastructure costs. And Development Cost Charges (DCCs) that help pay for infrastructure should reflect the "smart growth" dividend says a new study of DCCs released by West Coast Environmental Law today. The study concludes that improving the DCC regime to reflect smart growth principles could increase taxpayer and environmental benefits. [PDF format, 1 MB]

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Published on Thursday, October 9, 2003 in West Coast Environmental Law
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