Will the city change SDCs to make it easier to build certain housing types?

System Development Charges are fees paid by property owners or developers in conjunction with development. The fees are to pay for the costs of existing and planned facilities that provide capacity to serve new growth. So, a water SDC could be used to pay for expansion of a large transmission pipe, or perhaps a treatment plant.

It’s not part of this project, but the City Council could review and consider modifying SDC charges in the future. As a reminder, though, the city only controls the amount of water system development charges. Other agencies, such as the Tualatin Hills Park and Recreation District (THPRD), Clean Water Services (CWS) and Washington County control some of the SDCs for things like parks, sewer, stormwater and transportation.

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1. How will property taxes change for single-detached homes next to new developments, for example, if a quadplex goes in next door?
2. Will the city change SDCs to make it easier to build certain housing types?