Parkland Dedication Ordinance
What Parkland Dedication (and/or Fee-in-lieu of) ordinances are in place in your city? What is the fee structure for single family, multi family, and commercial development?
Fayetteville-The Parkland Dedication ordinance for the City of Fayetteville can be found at http://www.accessfayetteville.org/government/city_clerk/city_code/index.cfm Chapter 166. 166.04 (l), page 22.
Sebastian County-We are a county entity and we have no Parkland Dedication specifically for parks. We are supported by the county general fund. The only fees we collect are from lease agreements and fees for use at golf, mini golf, pavilions etc.
Little Rock-The Land Alteration Regulations allows no more than 7 trees to be removed from a property with zoning other than residential zoning within a 12 month period. A tree is defined by the ordinance as being 6 inch in diameter or greater measured 4.5 ft. from the ground. The Land Alteration Regulations are found in Chapter 29 of the City code.
Hot Springs-Check with your city attorney on the legality of this. My understanding is that it is not legal anymore. A few cities, including Fayetteville, had this ordinance already on the books so they were “grand-fathered in”. I thought Impact fees such as Conway enacted had replaced the Parkland Dedication/Fee in Lieu method.
Fort Smith-Ours failed due to opposition from the developers and real estate lobby. I suggest you meet with them and get their support before proceeding.