Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Council Talks Impact Fees Again

The Spokane City Council is considering impact fees again. It was originally agreed two years ago to collect one-time impact fees from developers of projects that generate additional traffic demands on City facilities, but has been on hold since then. A new version of the the fees being considered would require schools, low-income housing projects, homeless shelters, hospitals and governments to also pay the fees.

Here's what's under consideration from the Spokesman-Review.

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About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.