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Brooksville Council approves changes in impact fees

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The Brooksville City Council unanimously approved a schedule of impact fees to be charged to those developing projects in the city. The vote took place during the second reading of the ordinance at the regular meeting of the panel on Jan. 9. The ordinance raises impact fees on single-family homes while slightly lowering impact fees on commercial, retail, and industrial uses.

Among the changes approved by the Council is a 2 percent increase in impact fees to $2,402 from $2,361. Specifically, developers of single-family residences of 2,000 sq. ft. would pay Fire Rescue impact fees of $245, up from the current $215; impact fees connected to Public Building costs of $467, up from the current $466; Parks and Recreation impact fees of $676, up from the current $411; and $1,014 connected to the cost of Multi-modal Transportation up from the current – $1,269.

Developers of light industrial projects per 1000 sq. ft. will pay $80 in Fire and Rescue impact fees, $154 in impact fees for the cost of Public Buildings; $477 for the cost of Multi-modal Transportation and no fees connected to Parks and Recreation. The total of $681 in City fees is 35 percent less than the current $1,051 in fees.

Meanwhile, developers of office spaces 50,000 sq. ft. in 1,000 sq. ft. units will pay the City $164 for impact fees connected to Fire and Rescue; $314 for costs related to Public Buildings; $998 for costs connected to Multi-model transportation and no fees connected to Parks and Recreation for a total of $1,476, 16 percent less than the current calculated City fees of $1,753.

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Finally, developers of retail spaces of 125,000 sq. ft. in units of 1,000 sq.ft., will pay $433 impact fees connected to Fire and Rescue service; $826 in impact fees connected to the costs of Public Buildings, $1,351 for Multi-modal transportation impact fees and no fees connected to Parks and Recreation. The total calculated City fees are $2,610, down 12 percent from $2,968.

According to the ordinance, fees would be paid at the time a building permit would be issued or at any other time specifically provided in an agreement between the City and the project’s developer.

The first reading of the ordinance containing the schedule was approved by the City Council on Dec. 19.

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