On Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Tigard City Council held 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.

In response to concerns from commercial and residential developers, City Council delayed adoption of some of the SDCs recommended by staff. They did, however, approve two new Transportation SDCs that will only apply to residential development:

  • A new citywide Transportation SDC (TSDC) – proposed average charge per dwelling will be $5,000
  • A new River Terrace TSDC – proposed average charge per dwelling will be $2312 in addition to the $5000 citywide TSDC.

Both fees are effective July 1, 2015.  The citywide TSDC includes Transit Oriented Development incentives.

City staff will be meeting with representatives from the development community about the proposed, and not yet adopted, non-residential TSDC.  If you are interested in participating please contact: Lloyd Purdy, Economic Development Manager, at lloydp@tigard-or.gov or 503-718-2442.

Tigard City Council will meet on May 19, 2015 to further discuss the proposed, and not yet adopted, Park & Recreation SDCs, with a focus on project cost estimates. Meeting details, including links to the full SDC proposal, are available on the city’s Public Hearing page.  The proposal for parks includes:

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