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    Amenity buildings and development cost charges

    Greetings and salutations!

    In your experience, how do municipalities apply development cost charges to amenity buildings within a strata / HOA development?

    We have a developer looking to add an amenity building to their project for the exclusive use of residents of that strata. I believe the developer is looking to build a space for a gym and storage . It will be connected to sewer, water etc. Because of that last fact, I don't see how it should be exempt from DCCs and other fees. But the building is not commercial, or residential, so we don't have a definitive category to capture it within our DCC program.

    How have you seen it done?

    Thanks!

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    Here's a link to some other city's impact fee I just happen to know about. They have a "public" category they dumped stuff like that in.
    https://www.surpriseaz.gov/DocumentCenter/View/34888
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    The commercial classification covers everything that isn't residential in my current city, even churches.


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    Quote Originally posted by Habanero View post
    The commercial classification covers everything that isn't residential in my current city, even churches.


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    This.

    Residential is a very narrow definition in building codes (1-2 family dwellings), while commercial is a broad definition that includes everything else.

    We classify those as commercial. Even mail kiosks get classified as commercial.

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    thanks!

    Thanks everyone for your input. I was leaning commercial, so it was nice to see that as the common response.

    Until my next DCC question....

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