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Impact Fees

August 11, 2019, 9am PDT
Development impact fees in California triple the national average. A bill in the State Legislature would reform the state's development fees, as one measure in an effort to build more housing in the state.
The Mercury News
March 24, 2019, 9am PDT
The city of Seattle is the largest jurisdiction in the state of Washington that passes on its legal opportunity to implement a transportation impact fee on new development.
The Urbanist
January 14, 2019, 11am PST
Developers pay impact fees to fund affordable housing and job programs, but the mayor wants the city to have more discretion around changing the requirements.
The Boston Globe
January 10, 2019, 5am PST
Impact fess, also known as growth fees, are creating controversy in the Canadian city of Winnpeg, even as the city prepares new infill development guidelines to quell development controversies in older neighborhoods.
CBC
January 18, 2018, 10am PST
Affordability is elusive in many of America's cities, but some of them made concrete efforts to fight that trend in 2017.
Next City
August 7, 2014, 1pm PDT
Planners and residents are concerned about the lack of green space requirements in the booming area of Uptown in Dallas. Instead of delivering amenities, some say, developers are often engaged in battles over density.
Dallas News