Adopted November 17, 2008 the City of Waxahachie adopted a set of road impact fees to offset the increasing cost of new road construction which is a result of new development.
Communities use impact fees to help pay for the increased capacity needed to serve new developments. These could be new roads, larger roads, increasing the size of both water and sewer lines. This limits the use of taxpayer funds to provide all of the capacity needed to serve the developments.
Development Impact Fees are calculated based on the anticipated burden a development will place upon the current infrastructure. Each type of development will impact the system differently so the fees will differ based upon the use.
Waxahachie completed the process required by Chapter 395 of the Local Government Code to adopt roadway impact fees. A Impact Fee Advisory committee was created by the Planning and Zoning Commission and another individual from the Extra Territorial Jurisdiction. A consultant was hired to review land use assumptions, and work through the process of determining the proper fees. The city was divided into seven different service areas (See below). The thoroughfare plan was then used to identify roads and projects for the next ten years to be funded by the impact fees.
• Impact Fee Service Areas Map (Click here)
• Schedule 2 Collection Rate (Click here)
• Roadway Impact Fees Final Report (Click here)