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New Residential Development

Park & Recreational Land Dedication and/or Fees Due In-Lieu

 

Background

Since September 13, 2014, the Santa Clara City Code includes Chapter 17.35 “Park and Recreational Land” that requires new residential developments to provide developed park and recreational land, and/or pay a fee in-lieu thereof pursuant to the California Quimby Act (Quimby) and/or the Mitigation Fee Act (MFA).  In addition, City Code Chapter 3.15 Dwelling Unit Tax also applies to residential development.

Frequently asked questions:

Ordinance(s):

  • Ordinance #1937 (02-24-2015) Amended Chapter 17.35 to remove 1-acre prerequisite for fee credit eligibility 
  • Ordinance #1928(07-15-2014)  Added Chapter 17.35 to City Code    

Fees are updated annually by Council Resolution:

Fee Schedules are attached at end of each resolution.

Background Data & Supporting Documents:

Annual Land Valuation Appraisal Reports

Instructions

Kitchell 2017

Nexus Study 2014

 Park Amenity & Design Standards

For more information, please contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 408-615-2260.

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