Sorry for the long title, but I wanted to clearly distinguish my parkland question from the other park topic in the forum which was a bit different.
My city recently adopted a new subdivision ordinance that seeks 1,000 sq ft of park land per dwelling unit; or a cash-in-lieu option that is determined by the market value of the parkland requirement's equivalentt. Problems quickly developed after it was approved because the cash-in-lieu's procedure and methodology have proven to be too onerous. It applies not only to lots yet to be subdivided; but to infill lot as well. In other words, when a new home gets built in an existing subdivision that is underserved by parks, we seek the cash-in-lieu of park option at the time of the building permit.
Citizens want to see justification that the practice of seeking a cash-in-lieu prompted by a building permit is done elsewhere. Well, yes, I've found it done elsewhere, but in cities 5 X's the size of my community (and/or with 5 X's the median household income).
Basically, I'm looking for cities less than 25,000 people that don' t have an outrageoulsy high median household income (preferably >$30,000) that aren't in or near a metro area, and that have a cash-in-lieu of parkland, especially those instances where the cash-in-lieu process is prompted by building permits, and not just prompted by plat recordation.
Any suggestions or specific communities that anyone is aware of, I'd appreciate it! Thanks!