Earlier in the fall, the City Council adopted a mobility fee ordinance to replace the existing road impact fees in the City Code. The new mobility fee will go into effect on January 1, 2017.
The soon-to-expire road impact fees focused on growth through vehicular mobility. In contrast, the new mobility fee that will replace the road impact fees focuses on mobility through a combination of walking, biking, public transit, and cars. The mobility fee establishes a funding source for the multimodal transportation system.
The mobility fee schedule creates three tiers of fees. New construction in the downtown area is subject to lower fees compared to construction further from the city center. This encourages redevelopment in the downtown core.
The fees will flow into a fund to pay for transportation capital improvements for bicycle and pedestrian facilities and streetscape programs.