Freese and Nichols provided transportation planning expertise in the development of a roadway impact fee system, part of a $110.5 million capital improvements plan for the City of Waxahachie. This study follows legislative requirements codified as part of Chapter 395, of the Texas Local Government Codes. Work efforts as part of this study included development of land use assumptions for growth over a 10-year period, development of a capital improvements plan, preparation of cost estimates for proposed improvements, and the calculation of the associated maximum cost-per-service unit for service areas within the city.
Technical work efforts culminated in study documentation detailing system approach, methodology, and recommendations for the impact fee capital improvements plan and fee calculations. Implementation of methodology for assessing rough proportionality impacts of new development is an additional part of this study. This system will enable the City to determine if proposed exactions are “roughly proportional” to impacts created by a site on the system.