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SW Side impact fees topic of open house

Citizen Staff Writer



Development impact fees for a Southwest Side area projected to explode with growth will be discussed at a Pima County Transportation Department open house Monday.

The county has drafted a Southwest Infrastructure Plan to gauge the effects an estimated 160,000 new residents would have on the area and region.

The area is bordered by Sandario Road, Tucson Mountain Park, Mission Road, and the Tohono O’odham San Xavier Reservation.

Pima County charges developers impact fees in many unincorporated “benefit areas” to partly offset the costs of roadway improvements made necessary by growth.

The fees typically are passed along to homebuyers in the price of the new houses. A typical residential development fee is about $4,600.

Being considered by Transportation officials for later recommendation to the Pima County Board of Supervisors is a typical residential impact fee of about $10,200 per unit, according to a report by the county’s consultant on the project, Curtis Lueck and Associates.

Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry is recommending across-the-board increases that could double impact fees for existing benefit areas. Those recommendations will be discussed at later Transportation Department open houses.

Monday open house focuses on SW Side impact fees

If you go

• When: 9-11 a.m. Monday

• Where: County-City Public Works Building basement conference room, 201 N. Stone Ave.

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