On Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Tigard City Council will hold a public hearing on new and increased system development charges (SDCs) for Transportation and Parks & Recreation. Unlike utility fees that are collected on a monthly basis from ratepayers, SDCs are a one-time charge collected at the time of development.

Technical reports addressing the methodology and calculation of the proposed SDCs are available for review below or at City Hall, located at 13125 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard, OR 97223.

Background

As the long-term owner of public facilities like local roads, water reservoirs, pump stations, transmission lines for water and sewer, parks, trails and stormwater facilities, the city must consider how to fund the capital and operating costs of these facilities.

A portion of the city’s funds for capital construction projects comes from SDCs. These charges are intended to recover a fair share of the cost of existing and planned facilities that provide capacity to serve growth.

Proposal

In August 2014, the City of Tigard contracted with FCS GROUP to prepare new local SDCs for transportation and park facilities that take into account updated citywide needs and the addition of projects in River Terrace. As proposed, all development in Tigard would be charged a citywide Transportation and Parks & Recreation SDC. River Terrace development would be charged the citywide SDC plus an additional River Terrace SDC.

Transportation

The proposal for the two new charges below is consistent with the adopted River Terrace Funding Strategy:

  • A new citywide Transportation SDC – proposed average charge per single family dwelling is $5,000
  • A new River Terrace Transportation SDC to address the unique transportation needs in River Terrace. This charge would only apply to development in River Terrace, and the proposal includes three options that range from $879 to $1,182 per single family dwelling.

View a report summarizing the transportation findings and recommendations.

Parks & Recreation

The proposal includes:

  • An updated citywide Parks & Recreation SDC

Current SDC

Proposed SDC

Citywide

River Terrace Overlay

Residential SDC per capita

$2,753

$2,681

$983

SDC per single family dwelling

$6,451

$6,824

$2,502

SDC per multifamily dwelling

$5,156

$5,138

$1,884

Non-residential SDC per employee

$446

$810

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  • A new River Terrace Parks & Recreation SDC to address the unique park & recreation needs in River Terrace.

View a report summarizing the park findings and recommendations.

Public Hearing

For more information about the upcoming public hearing, please view the city’s public hearing notice online or contact staff:

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE: Tuesday, April 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m. Tigard Civic Center – Town Hall, 13125 SW Hall Blvd., Tigard, Oregon

STAFF CONTACT: Toby LaFrance, Finance and Information Services Director, toby@tigard-or.gov or 503-718-2406