On October 16, 2019, City Council adopted Ordinance No. 4878 to amend section 21.06 and add Chapter 21.11 of the Grand Junction Zoning & Development Code concerning the updating of and adoption of new Development Impact Fees. The Council found that Fees are a necessary component of funding the capital costs of infrastructure required to maintain the current level of service for city residents, and further found that development should pay its proportionate share of the capital costs of fire, police, parks and recreation and transportation infrastructure.
Beginning on January 1, 2020, Impact Fees will increase over 4 years in equal annual/biannual increases for Transportation and Parks Impact Fees. On January 1, 2022, the City will implement Police and Fire Impact Fees. The adopted fee schedule for transportation, parks and recreation, police and fire can be reviewed here.
All fees will be due in full at time of Planning Clearance issuance and will no longer be able to be deferred starting January 1, 2020. For multi-family dwelling units (not including fee simple ownership projects such as townhomes and condominiums) and non-residential projects fees will be established at time of complete application submittal and will be valid so long the project commenced within two years from the date of application submittal.
For Transportation Impact Fees (TIF), the City recently expanded its Redevelopment Area boundary which can provide significant reduction in TIF for infill projects within this defined boundary. See Resolution No. 03-20 for the expanded Redevelopment Area boundary and Resolution No. 93-19 for the calculations of reduction in TIF. The Redevelopment Area can be viewed on the Development Map.
Council also adopted Ordinance No. 4879, an ordinance amending Ordinance No. 3641 concerning growth and development related Street Policy. which, combined with revised language in Ordinance No. 4878 requires new development after January 1, 2021 to construct warranted transportation safety improvements for a project.
Please contact Community Development at 970-244-1430 for more information.