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Last Updated 09/21/21

The city government of Buena Park has not yet updated it’s local zoning codes to comply with the State ADU mandate so the State Standards apply to the ADU development.


Planning And Development Fees / Permit Fees

Planning Fees


Fee Type

Fees

Appeal Fees

Adjustment Single-Family


$100


$50

Other

$400

$200

CC & Rs

$975

$487.50

Conditional Use Permit

$1,600

$800

Density Bonus Agreement/Recordation

$185

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Development Agreement

Actual Costs + $2,500

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Driveway Plan Review

$35

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Environmental Impact Report Review Categorical Exemption


$100


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Negative Declaration EIR

$315

Actual costs + 10%

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Extension of Approval

$150

$75

Extension of Non-Conforming Privileges

$1,025

$512.50

General Plan Amendment

$1,400

$700

Preliminary Plan Review

$395

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Site Plan: Single-Family Residence

$275

$137.50

Site Plan: Other than Single-Family

$1,585

$792.50

Tentative Parcel Map (4 Lots or less)

$780

$390

Tentative Tract Map (5 or more lots)

$1,475

$737.50

Specific Plan

Actual Costs +15%

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Variance: Single-Family Residential

$525

$262.50

Zone Change

$1,400

$700


Planning, building, and engineering fees usually add significantly to the cost of housing development. In Buena Park, total fees (includi ng planning, building, engineering and impact fees) average about $35,300 for a single-family home and $158,000 for a five-unit multi-family project ($31,600 per unit). Mixed-use projects are generally consistent with multi-family residential projects. These fees, in comparison to surrounding communities, are considered moderate and therefore do not unduly constrain or deter housing development in Buena Park. While the City does not provide a waiver of fees for the development of affordable housing, the City does have discretion in calculating certain impact fees, such as the park and recreational facilities fees. Affordable housing projects have historically been assessed much lower park fees than market rate housing developments. If fund ing permits, the City may also “gap finance” affordable housing developments. Furthermore, th e City uses density bonus incentives, site area bonus incentives, as well as reduced development standards (open area, building coverage, setbacks, and parking development standards) to facilitate affordable housing development.


Comparison of Planning Fees


Fee Type

Buena Park

Anaheim 1

Cypress 2

Fullerton

La Habra

La Palma

Conditional Use

Permit

$1,600

$10,000

$2,000

$3,109.60

$3,199.50

$900

Variance

$525

$10,000

$1,000

$2,683.20

$3,199.50

$1,105

Zone Change

$1,400

N/A

$2,000

$626.08

$3,999.50

$2,335

General Plan

Amendment

$1,400

$12,000

$600

$3,901.04

$3,999.50

$2,495

Tentative Parcel

Map

$780

$5,700

$1,100

$3,296.80

$3,199.50

$810

Tentative Tract Map

$1,475

$10,700

$1,600

$3,621.80

+$53/lot

$3,199.50

$810


Source: City of Buena Park, 2013



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