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File #: 21-1043    Name: P&Z Fee Schedule Resolution
Type: Resolution Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 4/30/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 5/25/2021 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Resolution to Add and Amend fees on the Planning & Zoning Fee Schedule.?[ROLL-CALL VOTE]
Sponsors: Planning and Zoning, Housing
Attachments: 1. 21-1043_Attachment 1 - Planning & Zoning Fee Resolution, 2. 21-1043_ Attachment 2 - Planning & Zoning Fee Schedule, 3. 21-1043_ Attachment 3 - Affordable Housing Contribution Policy Update Summary, 4. 21-1043_ Attachment 4 - 2019 Green Building Policy, 5. 21-1043_Final Resolution
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM


DATE: MAY 19, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of a Resolution to Add and Amend fees on the Planning & Zoning Fee Schedule.?[ROLL-CALL VOTE]
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ISSUE: Consideration of?revisions to the Planning & Zoning Fee Schedule.

RECOMMENDATION: That?City?Council?adopt the proposed resolution (Attachment 1) to make the following changes to the Planning & Zoning Fee Schedule:

(1) To authorize fees to cover costs associated with a third party
financial analysis when an applicant requests a modification of the contribution
required under the Housing Contribution Policy;

(2) To authorize fees to cover costs associated with a third party green building review when an applicant requests flexibility or a unique approach to meeting the City's Green Building Policy with a Development Site Plan (DSP) or Development Special Use Permit (DSUP); and

(3)[EB1][EB2] To establish a limitation of three DSP/DSUP applications with each development plan
review fee.

BACKGROUND: This resolution amends the Planning & Zoning fee schedule to allow for cost re-capture, or reimbursement, for costs associated with a development applicant's request for an exception, modification, or alternative approach for meeting two kinds of City Council-approved development policies: the Housing Contribution Policy and the Green Building Policy.

In addition, staff is proposing to clarify how fees for Development Site Plan and Development Special Use Permit are calculated for large, multi-building projects.

Housing Contribution Policy

The City Council approved an update to the Policies and Procedures Regarding Affordable Housing Contributions on December 12, 2020 with the addition of "Requests for Exceptions" flexibility language which was finalize...

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