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A community center would fall within the definition of "recreation facilities" in RCW 82.02.090 (7) and would thus be a public facility for which impact fees could be collected and spent. Impact fees are collected only for new development that takes place following the adopti...
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Transportation impact fee money cannot be used for a study update. RCW 82.02.050 (4) states that impact fees may be "spent only for the public facilities as defined in RCW 82.02.090 which are addressed by a capital facilities plan element . . . ." The definition of "public...
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No; GMA-authorized impact fees do not provide for water and sewer facilities. (See  Types of Impact Fees and Other Sources of Public Facily Funding Authorized by Washington Statutes .) For more information on this topic, see MRSC's Web page on impact fees .
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All things being equal, businesses may choose to locate in a community without impact fees in preference to one that has impact fees. However, there are many other factors in a location decision. For instance, some cities attribute their success in attracting major new employe...
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The following cities have deferred or reduced transportation/traffic impact fees within the last few years: Auburn Municipal Code, Sec. 19.04.070(A)  - Temporary exemptions from transportation impact fees in certain downtown areas Burlington - Ordinance No. 1758 -...
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No. Impact fees cannot be used to cover the full cost of new facilities. The statute authorizing impact fees under GMA is RCW 82.02.050 , which provides as follows:   Counties, cities and towns that are required or choose to plan under RCW 36.70A.040 are authorized to im...
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The Growth Management Act states that impact fees can be used for public facilities, including public streets and roads ( RCW 82.02.050 (4) and RCW 82.02.090 (7)). MRSC has stated that it is likely that "streets and roads" could be interpreted to include wide shoulders, bicyc...
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Please see the following: Codes that address applicability of park impact fees to mixed use developments: Redmond Municipal Code Sec. 3.10.080 (A)(4) and (C) Renton Municipal Code Sec. 4-1-190 (G)(4) Puyallup Municipal Code Sec. 21.20.020 Codes limiting...
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Based on RCW 82.02.050 (4), it is clear that public facilities must be included in a capital facilities plan element of a comprehensive plan before they can be paid for with Growth Management Act impact fees. The Growth Management Act states that impact fees can be used for p...
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Some jurisdictions have included fire engines and major apparatus in their capital facilities plans and define them as capital facilities in their plans or impact fee ordinances. If the city enacts an impact fee ordinance and wishes to define fire engines and other apparatus ...
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Although impact fees do not alter total costs, they do affect the distribution of costs, or who pays for the facilities. Each community will need to make a policy decision about whether the cost of new infrastructure is charged directly to the new users or spread, via higher t...
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Yes. First of all, a city may not require new development to pay for correction of existing deficiencies. A city may only charge new development for the portion of facilities that are needed as a result of new development. A city is not required to impose impact fees and the...
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Impact fees may only be imposed for public capital facilities (also called “system improvements”) identified in a local government’s capital facilities plan that are designed to provide service to the community at large, are reasonably related to a new development, and will b...
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No. Impact fees are strictly optional. The Growth Management Act requires that cities plan for future growth and provide the facilities necessary for accommodating that growth. Impact fees provide another way for cities and counties to pay for these facilities. For more info...
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Several cities provide for an annual cost adjustment to their impact fees by using a construction cost index. For example, Issaquah Municipal Code Sec. 3.72.070 (B) provides: Park impact fee rates shall be updated annually using the following procedures: 1. The Director...
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The city does not have authority to require impact fees outside the city limits but within the urban growth area, as it does not have the necessary regulatory and governmental jurisdiction. The GMA, however, does contemplate that regulation within urban growth areas be exercis...
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Impact fees are charges assessed against newly-developing property that attempt to recover the cost incurred by a local government in providing the public facilities required to serve the new development. Impact fees are only used to fund facilities, such as roads, schools, a...
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The county is the agency that is authorized to impose and collect impact fees. As a result, it is the county's responsibility to ensure that the requirements of chapter 82.02 RCW and the county's impact fee regulations are met. The county should ensure that any impact fees ...
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The city is not required to make up for, with public funds, an adjustment from the standard impact fee for which the city must allow in order to ensure fairness in the imposition of such fees. Unlike RCW 82.02.060 (2), in which the city provides an exemption for low-income ho...
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An applicant does not vest to traffic or transportation impact fees, as the applicant would with respect to the land use regulations in effect at the time of submittal of a complete land use application.  As summarized well in Pavlina v. City of Vancouver , 122 Wn. App. 52...
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