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Best Practices in Georgia Planning

Best PracticeIssues AddressedExamplesQCO
Impact Fees

Enact a local program to charge impact fees, which are one-time fees charged to new developments, and are meant to cover part of the cost of providing the public facilities that support these developments. Such facilities include infrastructure such as water, sewer and roads, and services such as police, EMS, libraries and parks. If properly applied, impact fees can encourage infill development while discouraging scattered leap-frog development.
  • We'd like to encourage development to locate in areas most suitable for new growth
  • We'd like to preserve our rural scenery
  • We'd like to promote development of vacant sites or abandoned structures in our community
  • We'd like to protect our trees, particularly where new development takes place
  • We'd like to reduce the cost of providing public services/facilities
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