Commercial Linkage and In-Lieu Fees

Commercial Linkage Fee

The City Council passed and adopted the "Commercial Linkage Fee." The current Commercial Linkage Fee is $5 per square foot.

Commercial Linkage Ordinance [PDF]

Commercial Linkage Fee [PDF]

Housing In-Lieu Fees

Municipal Code section 10-2.3.904(C) provides in part that a fee may be paid in-lieu of providing 1) inclusionary units in an ownership project (other than condominium conversion), 2) inclusionary units in a rental project, and 3) inclusionary units in a condominium conversion projects of fewer than seven (7) units. Refer to the Municipal Code Article 9 Inclusionary Housing to learn more about the regulations. 

In-Lieu Fee Resolution [PDF]

Project applications deemed complete will be subject to the in-lieu fee in place at the time. For example, a project deemed complete on July 1, 2018 will be subject to the in-lieu fee of $18 from 2018. 

All fees shall be paid by the developer prior to issuance of a building permit for any residential structure in the development project or as determined by the residential development project's adopted conditions of approval.

 In-Lieu Fee Schedule
Year    Fee Rate/Square Foot (SF) 
 Before 2018  Unit Count  Rental Fee/SF Ownership Fee/SF 
 2 $1.60  $2.00 
 3  $2.40  $3.00
 4  $3.20  $4.00
 5 $4.00  $5.00
 6  $4.80  $6.00
 7  $5.60  $7.00
 8  $6.40  $8.00
 9  $7.20  $9.00
 10 and Up  $15.00  $15.00
 2018    $18
 2019    $18.22
 2020    $18.68
*Beginning in January 2019 and every January thereafter, staff shall adjust the in-lieu fee by an amount equal to the Construction Price Index of the “Engineering News Record” for the preceding 12-month period from November 1 to October 31, provided that the resulting annual in-lieu fee does not exceed the average estimated cost of otherwise providing the required inclusionary units.

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