Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Bookmark and Share
File #: 21-4171    Version: 1 Name: Discuss and Consider Changes to the Park Land Dedication and Development Fee Ordinance
Type: Consideration Item Status: Old Business
File created: 7/6/2021 In control: Mansfield Park Facilities Development Corporation
On agenda: 9/16/2021 Final action:
Title: Discuss and Consider Changes to the Park Land Dedication and Development Fee Ordinance
Date Ver.Action ByActionResultAction DetailsMeeting DetailsVideo
No records to display.
Title
Discuss and Consider Changes to the Park Land Dedication and Development Fee Ordinance

Requested Action
Consider Proposed Changes

Recommendation
Approve Proposed Changes

Description/History
The Park Land Dedication and Development Fee Chapter was created in 2003 and has not been updated since that time. It was adopted to provide adequate recreational areas and amenities in the form of neighborhood parks as a function of subdivision development in the city and to make the park land dedication and park development fee requirements an integral part of the review and approval of residential developments, whether the developments consist of new construction on previously vacant land or rebuilding and redeveloping existing residential areas.

New developments or redevelopments that involve only the replacement or reconstruction of pre-existing dwelling units are exempt from the provisions of this chapter, provided that the developments do not increase the density of the preexisting dwelling units or involve a replat of the property.

Following the adoption of the 2020 Parks, Recreation, Open Space and Trails Master Plan, staff began the review process to update the park land dedication ordinance to comply with the new standards identified in the master plan. Sample ordinances from more than 50 cities were collected and reviewed through the process. A gross market study of vacant tracts of land was completed in each of the city’s geographic quadrants to provide a current land value for fee calculations. In addition, staff updated the average development cost of a typical neighborhood park for the development fee portion.

In addition to the proposed, updated fee schedule, staff is seeking input from the Board on revising the park quadrant boundaries, the private park fee credit section and charging park fees to commercial developments. The proposed ordinance changes have been reviewed by the City Attorney’s Office and is now in final draft form. Following ...

Click here for full text