With the demand for housing on the rise and a fast growing pipeline of developments in the works, the Alameda City Council has approved a moratorium on new building permits within the city of Alameda.
In a move designed to help mitigate the impact of all the new development on local services and infrastructure, a sharp increase in the City’s Development Impact Fee schedule is on the table. As proposed, Development Impact Fees would increase from the current $3,082 to $4,057 per unit of housing to a proposed $13,140 to $16,601. And until the new fees are in place, permits for new developments will not be issued.
Procedure calls for a public hearing before any adoption of a new impact fees, but if a tipster is correct, the new fee schedule has all but been agreed upon behind closed doors. The new fees would go into effect 60-days after adoption.