Uptown Parking Study RFP Announced - Deadline is March 25th
Request for Proposals (RFP) for Uptown Sedona Parking Facility Needs, Siting, Design Concept Assessment and Parking in-Lieu Fee Analysis - the city invites proposals from qualified firms to provide professional services to complete a needs assessment and siting and design concept assessment for a parking facility or facilities to serve its Uptown tourist district. Proposals, in their entirety, must be received by 5:00 PM on Monday, March 25, 2019, View the RFP. For more information, please contact Mike Raber at mraber@SedonaAZ.gov or 928-204-7106.
GO Sedona! Bicycle/Pedestrian Planning Underway
This community planning process will look at how to make Sedona more walkable and bikeable. Everyone's participation is encouraged, and we would like to know: 1) Where are you currently walking and biking, and 2) where do you wish you could walk or bike and why. This process will result in a master plan for the city that addresses sidewalks, pathways, trails, and trail access. Go to the GO Sedona! webpage to learn more and to submit comments or sign up to be notified of future workshops and surveys.
Development Impact Fee Studies
The City of Sedona has contracted with TischlerBise Inc to update its current development impact fees, which also requires the preparation of a land use assumptions document (LUA) and an Infrastructure Improvements Plan (IIP). Development Impact Fees (DIF) are one-time charges applied to new development in order that new growth will pay its fair share of infrastructure improvements needed to provide municipal services, and to ensure that existing residents are not unduly burdened to pay for improvements and services needed to accommodate new development. The City of Sedona first adopted DIFs on May 18, 1998.
Development impact fees are being considered for the categories of Parks and Recreation Facilities, Police Facilities, and Street Facilities. The methodology for calculating the draft fees is articulated in the IIP. The draft fees are subject to further reductions by the City Council as they move through the various public input opportunities and public hearings included in the adoption process. New fees are expected to be adopted in June 2019 and take effect September 9, 2019. Please contact Karen Osburn, Assistant City Manager/Community Development Director at email@example.com for questions or comments.
Adoption Process Schedule:
• December 3, 2018 - provide notice of public hearing on Land Use Assumptions document (LUA) and Infrastructure Improvements Plan (IIP) and publish draft on municipal website. Minimum 60-day comment period.
• February 12, 2019 - public hearing on LU & IIP. Minimum 30-day comment period to follow.
• March 26, 2019 - adopt LU & IIP, provide notice of public hearing on development fees, and publish draft fee report on municipal website. Minimum 30-day comment period to follow.
• May 14, 2019 - public hearing on fees. Minimum 30-day comment period to follow.
• June 25, 2019 adopt fees. Minimum 75-day wait until fees can take effect.
• September 9, 2019 - fees become effective