Testing & Certification

  • The purposes of testing for and certification of Adequate Public Facilities are to:
    • Assure that development and redevelopment occurs in concert with the Capital Improvement Program and will enable the City to provide adequate public facilities in a timely manner and achieve the growth objectives of the Comprehensive Plan.
    • Assure that proposed development protects the public health and safety, promotes the general welfare of the community, and conserves the environment.
    • Assure that proposed development fits harmoniously into the fabric of the community.
    • Encourage new development to occur in areas of the City where public facilities are being provided.
    • Require new, additional, or upgrades to existing facilities that are necessary to address the impact on public facilities from proposed development when the existing or planned public facilities will not provide or maintain an adequate level of service.
  • Adequacy standards should be achievable within a 6-year timeframe and the annual Capital Improvement Program should be based on a community facilities plan that insures that existing deficiencies are corrected within that timeframe.