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Development Impact Fees

Development Impact Fees

About Development Impact Fees

Development impact fees (DIF) allow cities to collect fees from new development projects to fund improvements that address those projects’ impacts to the City’s infrastructure and facilities. To impose DIF’s, a jurisdiction must prepare a study showing that reasonable connection (nexus) exists between the impacts caused by new development and the capital improvements needed to address those impacts. This study must also calculate the proportional fee that can be assessed on each project that pays for that project’s share of the impact. 

Since its inception, DIF’s have contributed to the community in a variety of ways through partially funding capital projects, such as: Park facilities, Verdugo Pool renovation; Central Library Children’s and Teens’ Areas; Buena Vista Library improvements, operating equipment; Police and Fire Headquarters building; Traffic signal synchronization; Interstate 5 / Empire Interchange; Chandler Bikeway and Burbank Channel Bikeway.  

What's Next?

On Tuesday, June 7, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. (introduction) and Tuesday, June 21, 2022, at 6:00 p.m. (potential adoption), the City of Burbank City Council will be holding a public hearing to introduce and consider potential adoption of a proposed ordinance updating Community Facility Fees (Title 10, Chapter 1, Article 22 of the Burbank Municipal Code) and adoption of the City of Burbank Development Impact Fee Nexus Study, as recommended by the City of Burbank Planning Board on May 9, 2022. This includes a comprehensive update to the City’s Development Fee Program as supported by a nexus study. Development Impact Fees are fees charged to new development projects to offset the impacts to certain city infrastructure systems caused by the new development. Proposed changes include: 1) updating existing fees as supported by the nexus study, 2) applying the Transportation fee to residential land uses, and 3) adding an Information Technology fee to the Community Facilities Non-Transportation Fee.

The meetings will be held in the Council Chambers in City Hall located at 275 E. Olive Avenue, Burbank, CA 91502. Instructions on how to view the meetings and submit comments during the meetings will be posted online prior to the meeting dates at: https://www.burbankca.gov/web/city-clerks-office/meeting-agendas-and-minutes.

Contact Information

For more information, please call the main Transportation number at (818) 238-5290 or e-mail transportation@burbankca.gov.

DIF Documents

On April 6th, 2022 the City of Burbank Community held an online Community Meeting  on the proposed updates to the Development Impact Fees program. Development Impact Fees are fees charged to new development projects to offset the impacts to certain city infrastructure systems caused by the new development.  The proposed updates would modify Title 10, Chapter 1, Article 22 of the Burbank Municipal Code relating to Community Facility Fees. 

Presentation (PDF)
Q&A Responses (PDF)

For more information about the community meeting please contact the Senior Analyst, Beverly Ibarra, at bibarra@burbankca.gov.

This community workshop was held online as the City balances the health risks associated with COVID-19 during the current State of Emergency and in the interest of public health and safety.
On Monday, May 9, 2022, the Planning Board held a public hearing to consider the proposed updates to Community Facility Fees (Title 10, Chapter 1, Article 22 of the Burbank Municipal Code). This included a comprehensive update to the City’s Development Fee Program. Planning Board considered staff’s recommendation and, after deliberation, voted 4-0 and approved recommending to the City Council the proposed updates to the DIF ordinance

Staff Report (PDF)
Planning Board Resolution No. 3045 (PDF)