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2011-037-1430-Z-107 - Impact Fee Waiver to Florida Memorial University City of Miami Gardens Zoning Agenda Memo Zoning Board Meeting Date: March 2, 2011 Item Type: (Enter X in box) Resolution Ordinance Other X Fiscal Impact: (Enter X in box) Yes No Ordinance Reading: (Enter X in box) 1st Reading 2nd Reading x Public Hearing: (Enter X in box) Yes No Yes No X Funding Source: (Enter Fund & Dept) Advertising Requirement: Yes No X Contract/P.O. Required: Yes No RFP/RFQ/Bid #: X Strategic Plan Related: Yes No Strategic Plan Priority Area: Enhance Organizational Bus. & Economic Dev x Public Safety Quality of Education Qual. of Life & City Image Communication Strategic Plan Obj./Strategy: 2.5.1 Adopt revised Zoning Code/Land Development Regulations by 2009, including the incorporation of new sign code X Sponsor Name: Dr. Danny Crew, City Manager Department: Planning and Zoning Department Short Title: A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF MIAMI GARDENS, FLORIDA APPROVING A REQUEST BY FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY FOR A WAIVER OF ONE‐HALF (1/2) OF THE PARKS AND RECREATION IMPACT IMPACT FEE FROM THREE HUNDRED, THIRTEEN THOUSAND, SEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTYTWO DOLLARS AND 60/100 ($313,782.60), TO ONE HUNDRED FIFTY‐SIX THOUSAND, EIGHT HUNDRED NINETY‐ONE DOLLARS AND 30/100 ($156,891.30), IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 34‐97 OF THE CITY’S LAND DEVELOPMENT REGULATIONS; PROVIDING FOR THE ADOPTION OF REPRESENTATIONS; PROVIDING AN EFFECTIVE DATE. Staff Summary: Background Section 34‐97(e)(f), Impact Fees of the City’s Land Development Regulations (LDRs) provides for a partial reduction of an impact fee. For example, if privately supplied parks and recreation facilities or services are provided for the use of the residents or occupants of a project and are of such a nature as to reduce ITEM 10-C) RESOLUTION PUBLIC HEARING Florida Memorial University request for waiver of impact fee Florida Memorial University Parks Impact Fee Waiver PH‐2011‐000061 2 | P a g e the project's impact upon the city's capital expansion needs, up to one‐half of the applicable fee may be credited against that service receiving the reduced impact. Current Situation Regarding Florida Memorial University’s new dormitory buildings, the City’s Building Official determined the parks and recreation impact fees are applicable to the 170 room dormitory development for a total fee of $313,782.60. Details are provided in the attached spreadsheet. Florida Memorial University is requesting the City Council waive one‐half of the parks and recreation impact fee. After inspection of the property by the City’s Building Official and the Zoning Administrator it was concluded that the privately supplied parks and recreation space provided on the Florida Memorial University campus qualifies for the waiver of the one‐half of the parks and recreation impact fee as calculated. The one‐half waiver results in a parks and recreation impact fee of $156,891.30. Proposed Action: Staff recommends City Council approval of the attached resolution approving the waiver of one‐half of the Parks and Recreation Impact Fee. Attachments: • EXHIBIT “A” Request Letter from FMU