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17.13.040 Application.

(Amended by Ordinance Nos. 181669, 187150, 189244 and 189924, effective May 15, 2020.)  This Chapter applies to all New Development throughout the City of Portland.  The amount of the Parks and Recreation SDC shall be calculated according to this section, using the rates set forth in the SDC Methodology Report.

A.  Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, a Parks and Recreation SDC shall be imposed upon all New Development for which an Application is filed on or after the effective date of this ordinance.

B.  The Applicant shall at the time of Application provide the Administrator with the information requested on an SDC application form regarding the Previous Use and Proposed Use(s) of the property, including the following:

1.  A description of each of the Previous Uses and Proposed Uses for the property for which the Permit is being sought, including the number of Dwelling Units and square footage for the entire property under the Previous Use and for the Proposed Use(s) of the New Development.

2.  For residential uses, the number of residential dwellings and the square footage of each Dwelling Unit.

3.  For non-residential uses, the square footage for each occupancy use type (i.e., office, retail, etc.).

C.  Except as otherwise provided in this Chapter, the amount of the SDC due shall be calculated as follows:

1.  Calculating the fee for the Proposed Uses (“the Proposed Use Fee”);

a.  Multiplying the number of Dwelling Units by their appropriate per-unit fee, based on square footage of each individual dwelling unit;

b.   Multiplying the square footage of each non-Dwelling Unit Proposed Use by the appropriate per-square-foot occupancy fee; and

c.  Adding the fees for the proposed Dwelling Unit and non-Dwelling Unit uses.

2.  Calculating the credit for the Previous Uses (“the Previous Use Credit”); and

a.  Multiplying the number of Dwelling Units by their appropriate per-unit fee, based on square footage of each individual Dwelling Unit;

b.  Multiplying the square footage of each non-Dwelling Unit Proposed Use by the appropriate per-square-foot occupancy fee; and

c.  Adding the credits for the previous Dwelling Unit and non-Dwelling Unit uses.

3.  Subtracting the Previous Use Credit from the Proposed Use Fee to arrive at the net Park SDC due. If the Previous Use(s) were vacant for more than 36 months prior to the date of the application, the SDC due shall be the full amount of the SDC for the Proposed Use(s) and no credit shall be provided for Previous Use(s).

D.  The dollar amounts of the SDC set forth in the SDC Methodology Report are based on 2013 values and shall be adjusted on July 1, 2017 and thereafter annually on July 1st by the difference of the 3-year moving average of the Cost Index.

E.  Notwithstanding any other provision, the adjustment shall not exceed a total of 6 percent in any year. This is calculated by dividing the proposed new rate by the rate of the prior year, or, if a new rate structure was adopted less than 1 year prior, by the variance from the rate most recently adopted. If the resulting change is greater than 6 percent, the rate will be set at 6 percent variance from the rate of 1 year prior, or, if a new rate structure was adopted less than 1 year prior, by the variance from the rate most recently adopted.