Impact Fees: Principles and Practice of Proportionate-Share Development Fees

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This is the only impact fee book you'll need for the next decade or longer! This comprehensive reference book updates the popular, pioneering works on impact fees by introducing new methodologies, concepts, applications, and theories. The authors contend that it's time to go beyond narrowly defined impact fees to proportionate-share development fees broadly applied to publicly provided facilities and services and their operation.

Impact fees are one-time charges applied to new development to generate revenue for the construction or expansion of capital facilities outside the boundaries of the new development for system improvements engendered by the new development. At least that was the traditional use of impact fees. A generation ago, they were generally not used legally for the operation, maintenance, repair, alteration, or replacement of capital facilities; for social purposes such as affordable housing and daycare; or for "green" purposes such as habitat preservation. This book updates impact fee law, practice, and applications, and breaks new ground by showing how the impact fee logic of proportionate share can be used for these and other purposes.

Through actual ordinances, summaries of technical reports, numerous case studies, and model ordinances and codes, you'll learn how to design and implement a proportionate-share development fee program. This is the "go-to" book for anyone interested in impact fees.

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Editorial Reviews

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This is a "must-have" for the land-use professional who is planning to write or implement a system of development impact fees. It is chock-full of charts, models, graphs, and tables that show just how to write and implement a development impact-fee code. The "how-to" is nicely preceded by a thorough description of how impact fees came to be, their roots, their advantages, their legal bases, and pitfalls for the unwary. -David Callies, FAICP, professor of law, University of Hawaii and coauthor of Bargaining for Development: A Handbook

In this single, comprehensive text, the leading triumvirate of impact-fee theory and practice shows us how to bring fundamental fairness and justice to impact fees with their transcendent guide to proportionate-share development fees. -Dwight H. Merriam, FAICP, partner, Robinson & Cole, LLP and author of The Complete Guide to Zoning

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932364552
  • Publisher: American Planning Association (Planners Press)
  • Publication date: 5/1/2009
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Julian C. Juergensmeyer is Professor and Ben F. Johnson Jr. Chair in Law at the Georgia State University College of Law, where he is also the Co-Director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth. He is also Adjunct Professor of City and Regional Planning at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

James C. Nicholas is Emeritus Professor of Urban and Regional Planning and Emeritus Professor of Law at the University of Florida, where he also served as Co-Director of Growth Management Studies.

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