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A. Method of Calculation. All park, fire, and school impact fees shall be calculated using the schedules set forth in this section, except where an independent fee calculation study has been prepared and approved as provided in RMC 3.10.120.

1. When using the impact fee schedules set forth in this section, the park, fire, and school impact fees shall be calculated by using the following formula:

Number of units of each use

x

Impact Fee Amount for a facility type

=

Amount of Impact Fee that shall be paid for that facility type

2. The number of units of each use determined as follows: (i) for residential uses it is the number of housing units for which a building permit application has been made and (ii) for office, retail, or manufacturing uses it is the gross floor area of building(s) to be used for each use expressed in square feet divided by 1,000 square feet. If uses other than parking vehicles which do not constitute a stock in trade and uses accessory to residences will take place outside of buildings, the calculations shall include the land area on which these uses will take place.

3. Using the formula in subsection A(1) of this section, park, fire, and school impact fees shall be calculated separately for each use and each facility type. The total impact fees that shall be paid for any development are the sum of these calculations.

4. If a development activity will include more than one use in a building or site, then the fee shall be determined using the above schedule by apportioning the space committed to the various uses specified on the schedule.

5. If the type of use or development activity is not specified on the impact fee schedules in this section, the Administrator shall use the park, fire, or school impact fee applicable to the most comparable type of land use on the fee schedules. The Administrator shall be guided in the selection of a comparable type by the most recent North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) edition and the Redmond Zoning Code. If the Administrator determines that there is no comparable type of land use on the above fee schedule, then the Administrator shall determine the proper fee by considering demographic or other documentation which is available from state, local, and regional authorities.

6. In the case of a change in use, development activity, redevelopment, or expansion or modification of an existing use, the park, fire, or school impact fee shall be based upon the net positive increase in the impact fee for the new development activity as compared to the previous development activity. The Administrator shall be guided in this determination by the sources and agencies listed above.

B. Fire Impact Fee Schedule. The following fire impact fees shall be paid for each unit of use or development:

FIRE IMPACT FEES 

Land Use

Units

Impact Fee That Shall Be Paid per Unit

Single-family residences

1 housing unit

$139.64

Mobile homes and detached single-family manufactured homes

1 housing unit

$166.79

Multifamily residences

1 housing unit

$235.86

Residential suites

1 residential suite

$117.94

Offices

1,000 square feet of gross floor area

$195.28

Retail trade

1,000 square feet of gross floor area

$225.10

Manufacturing

1,000 square feet of gross floor area

$23.06

Note 1: Land uses are defined in RMC 3.10.030, Definitions. Amendments to this fee schedule shall be adopted by the City Council by ordinance.

Note 2: Fire impact fees may be indexed to allow for a fee adjustment each January 1. The January 1 adjustment to the fire impact fees shall be determined by calculating changes in the Consumer Price Index over the three consecutive 12-month September 1 to August 31 time periods immediately prior to January 1, or the closest three consecutive 12-month time periods immediately prior to January 1.

C. Park Impact Fee Schedule. The following park impact fees shall be paid for each unit of use or development:

PARK IMPACT FEES 

Land Use

Units

Impact Fee That Shall Be Paid per Unit

Single-family residences (including mobile homes and detached single-family manufactured homes)

1 housing unit

$5,884.24

Multifamily residences

1 housing unit

$4,084.96

Residential suites

1 residential suite

$2,220.23

Offices

1,000 square feet of gross floor area

$1,593.94

Retail trade

1,000 square feet of gross floor area

$707.14

Manufacturing

1,000 square feet of gross floor area

$717.40

Note 1: Land uses are defined in RMC 3.10.030, Definitions. Amendments to this fee schedule shall be adopted by the City Council by ordinance.

Note 2: Park impact fees may be indexed to allow for a fee adjustment each January 1. The January 1 adjustment to the park impact fees shall be determined by calculating changes in the average of the Building Cost Index and the Construction Cost Index (published by the Engineering News Record) over the three consecutive 12-month September 1 to August 31 time periods immediately prior to January 1, or the closest three consecutive 12-month time periods immediately prior to January 1.

D. School Impact Fees. The following school impact fees shall be paid for each unit of use or development; provided, that such impact fees shall be imposed only so long as the City of Redmond and the Lake Washington School District remain parties to an interlocal agreement under which the City agrees to impose such fees. If the interlocal agreement is terminated for any reason, the City shall no longer collect school impact fees under this section.

School impact fees shall be based on the Lake Washington School District’s (LWSD) most recent Six-Year Capital Facility Plan (CFP) as set forth below:

SCHOOL IMPACT FEES 

Land Use

Units

Impact Fee Basis

Impact Fee That Shall Be Paid per Unit

Single-family residences (including mobile homes and detached single-family manufactured homes)

1 housing unit

2022-2027 LWSD CFP approved on 6/06/22

$18,610.00

Multifamily residences

1 housing unit

2022-2027 LWSD CFP approved on 6/06/22

$3,586.00

Note: School impact fee rates for January 1, 2013, and each subsequent January 1, may be updated to 100 percent of the rates set in the most recent Lake Washington School District CFP, as determined by the City Council. (Ord. 3098 §§ 2 – 4, 2022; Ord. 3071 §§ 2 – 4, 2021; Ord. 3014 §§ 2 – 4, 2020; Ord. 2983 §§ 2 – 4, 2019; Ord. 2959 § 2, 2019; Ord. 2935 §§ 2 – 4, 2018; Ord. 2903 §§ 2, 3, 2017; Ord. 2888 § 2, 2017; Ord. 2865 §§ 2 – 4, 2016; Ord. 2810 §§ 2 – 4, 2015; Ord. 2772 §§ 2, 3, 4, 2014; Ord. 2738 § 2, 2014; Ord. 2675 § 2, 2012; Ord. 2641 § 2, 2011; Ord. 2616 § 1, 2011; Ord. 2610 § 1 (part), 2011: Ord. 2587 § 2 (part), 2011).