How significant are developer "impact fees"

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Just out of curiosity for you developers out there, how significant are development impact fees as a % of total project costs. Asking because I noticed Salt Lake City just slashed em' across the board; office saw a 81% decrease (woah?).

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Nov 28, 2017

They can be modest or enormous, it depends entirely on the local jurisdiction. For example, LA is likely going to implement a $15/PSF affordable housing linkage fee that is going to crush the cost basis for most developers. In Arizona, those fees are much more manageable. I would estimate they range from less than 1% to 5% of total costs depending on where you are.

Nov 28, 2017

agreed w rozay. could easily be 0. could be several million.

Nov 29, 2017

getting good info on city fees is one of the most frustrating part of putting a budget together.

Nov 30, 2017
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