Sandy Springs has updated its community development fees for building permits, zoning actions and applications for certain types of construction. AJC FILE

Sandy Springs updates development fees

The Sandy Springs City Council has updated its schedule of community development fees, generally raising them for permits, zoning actions and applications for certain types of construction. The first fees update since 2006 takes effect Dec. 15.

“With the adoption of the Comprehensive Plan and new Development Code, we needed to update the fee schedule to match the changes in our zoning map,” said Assistant City Manager Jim Tolbert. The new fees also reflect higher costs for processing and other tasks.

For R-1 through R-5 rezonings, for example, fees formerly were $500 to $10,000, depending on the acreage. Now, it’s $750 plus $100 per acre for all size properties, according to a comparative fee schedule.

Among other fee changes, a conditional use permit for properties other than mobile homes goes from $500 to $1,000; for a sign variance, from $300 for the first request and $100 for each additional request, to $500 and $100, respectively; and for an appeal, from $50 to $500.

Information: http://bit.ly/2jjfwGX

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