Proportionate-share fees for physical infrastructure

Arthur C. Nelson, James C. Nicholas, Julian C. Juergensmeyer

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This chapter reviews how proportionate-share development fee methodology may be used to expand "social" infrastructure such as affordable housing, day care centers, public art, and other socially beneficial investments. It presents the foundations of proportionate-share development fees assessed on commercial development for workforce housing production. The chapter includes a summary of national experience with such “work-force housing linkage” fees. It shows how proportionate-share principles may be applied to both residential and commercial development to produce workforce housing. Implementation of a workforce housing mitigation impact fee would be effected through an ordinance. The basic premise of linkage is that new development should provide some type of resources to abate social problems that are aggravated by new development, such as the additional need for day care facilities and housing within the means of the workforce. The chapter reviews other applications of proportionate-share development fees for other forms of social infrastructure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationImpact Fees
Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice of Proportionate-Share Development Fees
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages47
ISBN (Electronic)9781351178778
ISBN (Print)9781932364545
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Arts and Humanities
  • General Social Sciences


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