RESOLUTION No. 2010-27

A Resolution repealing Resolution 2007-05 and establishing the “In Lieu Parking Fee” for various uses in the Central Business District, Waterfront and the Heights Business District


 WHEREAS, as HRMC chapter 17.03 establishes certain off-street parking requirements for virtually all of the City’s land use zones; and

 WHEREAS, HRMC chapter 17.24 allows developers in the City’s Central Business District, the Waterfront and the Heights Business District to satisfy their off-street parking requirement by the payment of a fee in lieu of providing the off-street parking spaces, with the precise amount of the in-lieu parking fee to be established by resolution; and

 WHEREAS, the City Council adopted Resolution 2007-05, which established a $18,000 fee per required off-street parking space to be paid by land use applicants in all zones in the Central Business District, the Waterfront and the Heights Business District; and
 
 WHEREAS, since the adoption of Resolution 2007-05, the City has seen no participation in the in-lieu parking fee program where it is allowed, and in those same areas the City has observed a lack of development applications in these areas that would otherwise be subject to the off-street parking requirement; and

 WHEREAS, the City Council concludes there is a need to reduce the amount of the in-lieu parking fee as a means of encouraging development and redevelopment in the Central Business District, the Waterfront and the Heights Business District; and

 WHEREAS, the City Council discussed several alternatives to the in-lieu parking fee program at its regular meetings in June 2010, and asked the Planning Commission to review the in lieu of requirement and and based on the Planning Commission’s recommendation and their own findings, considered this resolution at its regular meeting on October 12, 2010.

 NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT, based on the foregoing Recitals, the City Council of Hood River Oregon resolves that:

Section 1:  Resolution 2007-05 (a Resolution establishing the In-Lieu Parking Fee for the Central Business District, Waterfront, and the Heights Business District) is hereby repealed in its entirety.

Section 2.  For development in the Central Business District, the in-lieu parking fee for required off-street parking shall be:
• $18,000 per parking space for all residential uses, including townhomes, all motels, hotels, any type of over-night lodging, and any residential use combined with a non-residential use.
• $1,000 per parking space for all commercial uses not otherwise described in this section;
• $1,000 per parking space for all industrial and light industrial uses not otherwise described in this section;

Section 3.  For development in the Waterfront District, the in-lieu parking fee for required off-street parking shall be:

• $18,000 per parking space for all residential uses, including townhomes, all motels, hotels, any type of over-night lodging, and any residential use combined with a non-residential use.
• $18,000 per parking space for all commercial uses not otherwise described in this section;
• $18,000 per parking space for all industrial and light industrial uses not otherwise described in this section;

Section 4.  For development in the Heights Business District, the in-lieu parking fee for required off-street parking shall be:
• $18,000 per parking space for all residential uses, including townhomes, all motels, hotels, and type of over-night lodging and any residential use combined with a non-residential use.
• $1,000 per parking space for all commercial uses not otherwise described in this section;
 
Section 5.  Fees collected pursuant to this resolution shall be deposited into a dedicated fund to be used for the development and provision of public parking facilities, consistent with HRMC 17.24.010(B).

 Passed, adopted and effective this 12th day of October 2010, by a majority of the Hood River City Council.

AYES:  
NAYS:  
ABSTAIN:  
ABSENT:           
      Arthur Babitz, Mayor

ATTEST:     Approved as to form:

 

           
Jennifer Gray, City Recorder   Daniel Kearns, City Attorney