System Development Charges (SDCs)
Parks System Development Charges
Parks System Development Charges (PSDCs) are one-time fees charged to new development or significant redevelopment to help pay a portion of the increased cost to meet parks and recreation needs created by such growth. These fees are charged at the time of development of both residential and commercial properties within the agency’s boundary. PSDC fees are based on the specific impact a development inside NCPRD boundaries is expected to have on the District’s population and employment.
Since these fees are assessed to help the parks and recreation system grow in relation to new development, public agencies may only expend these funds on capital improvements to the parks system. In other words, PSDCs collected may only be spent on new development and cannot be used to maintain existing assets or operations.
Current PSDC Rates
*Zone 1 contains the City of Milwaukie. Although PSDCs are collected within the city, they are assessed by the city and then transferred to NCPRD. Therefore any questions relating to collection of SDCs in the city should be directed to city staff (City of Milwaukie’s current fee schedule). Any questions relating to the rate or how the rate is determined may be sent to NCPRD’s Planning & Development Manager, Kathryn Krygier.
**Number of employees is calculated based on PSDC Table 5.4, provided below.
For example, the parks and recreation SDC for a 40,000-square-foot office building for services such as finance, insurance and real estate would be calculated as follows:
1. 40,000 (sq. ft. building size) ÷ 370 (sq. ft. per employee) = 108 employees
2. 108 employees x $60 (PSDC rate) = $6,480
|(recommended guidelines from Metro Employment Density Study)|
|Standard Industry Classification (SIC)*||Sq. ft. per employee|
|1-19||Ag., Fish & Forest Services; Construction; Mining||590|
|20||Food & Kindred Products||630|
|22, 23||Textile & Apparel||930|
|24||Lumber & Wood||640|
|25, 32, 39||Furniture; Clay, Stone, & Glass; Misc.||760|
|26||Paper and Allied||1,600|
|27||Printing, Publishing & Allied||450|
|28-31||Chemicals, Petroleum, Rubber, Leather||720|
|33, 34||Primary & Fabricated Metals||420|
|36, 38||Electrical Machinery, Equipment||400|
|40-42, 44, 45, 47||Transportation and Warehousing||3,290|
|49||Communications and Public Utilities||460|
|50, 51||Wholesale Trade||1,390|
|60-68||Finance, Insurance & Real Estate||370|
|81-89||Educational, Social, Membership Services||740|