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File #: 19-1022    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Public Hearing/General Business Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 8/28/2019 In control: Council and Authorities Concurrent Meeting
On agenda: 10/29/2019 Final action:
Title: Public Hearing: Action on a Resolution to Amend Resolution No. 19-8749 to establish the Park In Lieu Fee Schedule for New Residential Development and to determine the Park Improvement Cost to be used in Fee Calculations
Attachments: 1. Resolution No. 19-8749, 2. Resolution Amending Reso 19-8749, 3. Report to Council 19-800 dated August 27, 2019, 4. POST MEETING MATERIAL, 5. RESOLUTION
REPORT TO COUNCIL
SUBJECT
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Public Hearing: Action on a Resolution to Amend Resolution No. 19-8749 to establish the Park In Lieu Fee Schedule for New Residential Development and to determine the Park Improvement Cost to be used in Fee Calculations

Report
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Council adopted Ordinance No.1928 in July 2014 which added Chapter 17.35 "Park and Recreational Land" to the Santa Clara City Code that requires new residential developments to provide developed park and recreational land, and/or pay a fee in-lieu of dedication ("In Lieu Fees") pursuant to the Quimby Act ("Quimby") and/or the Mitigation Fee Act ("MFA"). When parkland and improvements are provided at the prescribed ratio of 2.6 acres (MFA) or 3 acres (Quimby), no fees are due. Upon application, housing developers may receive credit for up to 50% of In Lieu Fees due for dedication of eligible, on-site private open space and recreational amenities. An additional 15% fee credit may be provided for housing developments for seniors, and low and moderate-income housing. The City adopted updated In Lieu Fees by Council resolution in October 2014, August 2016, and May 2017.

On August 27, 2019, Council approved Resolution No. 19-8749 (Attachment 1) which included the statutory findings required pursuant to Quimby and MFA as well as the report entitled "Santa Clara Park and Recreation Facilities Impact Fee Update Study" ("Nexus Study") dated April 9, 2019, which computed the fair share values necessary to fund the acquisition and development of new parks and facilities at the current City standards. In summary, Resolution No. 19-8749 found that the City of Santa Clara has:

a) An existing parkland standard of 2.6 acres per thousand residents (MFA);
b) A parkland standard of 3.0 acres per thousand residents (Quimby);
c) A Multiple Family Dwelling Unit average density of 2.40 persons per household;
d) A Single-Family Dwelling unit average density of 2.98 persons per household;
e) The average ...

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