So I'm suddenly put in the position of evaluating an application for request for road impact fee reduction. I know next to nothing about impact fees, so I'm turning to the Brain. Here's the question:
Is the argument that "commercial trips shouldn't pay road impact fees because they are 'trip attractors' rather than 'trip generators'" hold any water?
The applicant is arguing that residential lots produce traffic; commercial units simply redirect traffic that is already on the road and, therefore, shouldn't have to pay anything. I see the logic, but that's 28k we're talking about!
Any thoughts? How do other jurisdictions do it? What about consultants?