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Capital Improvement Expansion Fees

2016 Fees (Recommended Updates) *

Land Use Type Unit Fire Police Gen.
Gov't
Transp. Total
Updated Fees
Resid., up to 700 sf Dwelling $502 $236 $574 $2,247 $3,559
Resid., 701-1,200 sf Dwelling $679 $319 $774 $3,804 $5,576
Resid., 1,201-1,700 sf Dwelling $739 $347 $845 $4,936 $6,867
Resid., 1,701-2,200 sf Dwelling $751 $352 $858 $5,831 $7,792
Resid., over 2,200 sf Dwelling $836 $392 $955 $6,539 $8,722
Commercial 1,000 sf $633 $297 $1,451 $9,820 $12,201
Office and Other Services   $633 $297 $298 $5,823 $7,051
Industrial 1,000 sf $148 $69 $342 $1,879 $2,438
Change
Resid., up to 700 sf Dwelling $230 $99 $253 $342 $1,506
Resid., 701-1,200 sf Dwelling $333 $146 $364 $1,661 $3,590
Resid., 1,201-1,700 sf Dwelling $355 $155 $393 $1,824 $3,858
Resid., 1,701-2,200 sf Dwelling $352 $152 $385 $2,719 $4,623
Resid., over 2,200 sf Dwelling $409 $178 $448 $3,427 $5,787
Commercial 1,000 sf $304 $132 $671 -$2,110 $104
Office and Other Services   $304 $132 $671 -$1,937 -$164
Industrial 1,000 sf $70 $29 $159 $749 $1,265
Percent Change
Resid., up to 700 sf Dwelling 85% 72% 79% 18% 35%
Resid., 701-1,200 sf Dwelling 96% 84% 89% 78% 82%
Resid., 1,201-1,700 sf Dwelling 92% 81% 87% 59% 66%
Resid., 1,701-2,200 sf Dwelling 88% 76% 81% 87% 86%
Resid., over 2,200 sf Dwelling 96% 83% 88% 110% 105%
Commercial 1,000 sf 92% 80% 86% -18% -8%
Office and Other Services   92% -10% -10% -25% -19%
Industrial/Warehouse 1,000 sf 90% 73% 87% 66% 70%

*Parks fees still being assessed and will be updated in 1st quarter of 2017.

2016 Fees (Current)

Land Use Type Unit N'hood
Park
Comm.
Park
Fire Police Gen.
Gov't
Total
Resid., up to 700 sf Dwelling $1,262 $1,069 $272 $137 $321 $3,061
Resid., 701-1,200 sf Dwelling $1,619 $1,373 $346 $173 $410 $3,921
Resid., 1,201-1,700 sf Dwelling $1,788 $1,516 $384 $192 $452 $4,332
Resid., 1,701-2,200 sf Dwelling $1,863 $1,580 $399 $200 $473 $4,515
Resid., over 2,200 sf Dwelling $1,996 $1,692 $427 $214 $507 $4,837
Commercial 100% 1,000 sf $0 $0 $329 $165 $780 $1,274
Industrial 100% 1,000 sf $0 $0 $78 $40 $183 $300

What are Capital Improvement Expansion Fees?

Capital Improvement Expansion Fees are used to require new developments to pay a proportionate share of infrastructure costs or to "buy-in" to the system. They were first implemented at the City of Fort Collins in 1996 and are updated annually for inflation. Additionally, every 3-5 years the City of Fort Collins will undergo a study to analyze the methodology, inflation indices and the updated fees accordingly.

Why do the Fees change?

In 2012 and then again in 2016, the City of Fort Collins contracted with Duncan Associates to analyze the methodology and update the fees.

The results of the 2016 study recommend retaining the incremental expansion approach, however, the fees are changing due to the following factors:

  • Land values were updated to accurately reflect the difference in the cost of land in different quadrants in Fort Collins.
  • Updated household size data.
  • Updated all formula inputs including current asset info based on the cost of construction per square foot.
  • Additional capital added to General Government fees.
  • The fees should be analyzed and updated every 3-5 years.

Next Steps

For more information:
If you have questions or would like to provide feedback, please contact:

Tiana J. Smith, Revenue and Project Manager
970-221-6626
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These fees will go to Council for a Work Session on November 22nd and then to Council for adoption December 6th for implementation January 1, 2017.