Per legislative mandate for the update of impact fees every five years, Freese and Nichols was retained to prepare land use assumptions and the roadway component for the City of Arlington's overall system update. Key tasks for the roadway element included: assessment of the current impact fee program, forecast of 10-year travel demands by service area, identification of an updated capital improvements plan, development of associated project costs, calculation of the cost per service unit, and update to the service unit generation of specific land use categories within the City. The land use assumptions serve as the basis for determining the cost attributable to growth over the ten-year plan period.
Unique to this project is the reconfiguration of the roadway service area structure and use of the City’s travel forecast model for determination of projected roadway demand over the study period. Using updated demographic files prepared as part of the land use assumptions report, Freese and Nichols loaded population and City employment data and a forecast prepared so that roadway needs could be identified.
Technical direction and study recommendations are being facilitated through the Arlington Capital Improvements Advisory Committee which met periodically throughout the study process. A study report detailing system approach, methodology, capital improvements plan and fee calculations were prepared prior to a public hearing and ordinance adoption.
Duncan Associates/City of Arlington
Construction Services, Transportation Planning, Urban Planning + Design