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(a) The amount of land to be dedicated, or Park In-Lieu Fee to be paid, shall be based upon the residential density, which shall be determined on the basis of the approved or conditionally approved tentative map or parcel map and the average number of persons per household within the Local Park Planning Area boundaries set forth in the occupancy densities on file with the Department of Parks and Recreation. Occupancy densities are derived from federal census data of average persons per dwelling unit and are adjusted every five years starting January 2019. The formula for determining the required Park acreage to be dedicated per lot or dwelling unit shall be as follows:
The occupancy density for the specific dwelling unit(s) in the Subdivision; multiplied by the three acre park land dedication standard; divided by one thousand (1,000) population.
Example: If the occupant density for single family homes within a certain Local Park Planning Area is 2.85 residents, and the parkland dedication standard is three acres per one thousand (1,000) residents, for one single family detached unit, the required park acreage would therefore be (2.85 residents per dwelling unit x 3.0 acres) ÷ 1,000 residents = .00855 acres per dwelling unit.
(b) In the event that a subdivider provides park and recreational improvements to dedicated land that provides PLDO Eligible Recreational Uses, credit shall be granted against the payment of fees required for the actual value of improvements as verified by Parks and Recreation staff, provided such credit does not exceed the value of improvements normally authorized by the County for similar parks.
(c) Private usable open space as defined and required by the Zoning Ordinance; improvements described in Section 810.105(b) of this Chapter; trails and pathways dedicated pursuant to County Trails Program; environmental mitigation areas or open space dedicated pursuant to Resource Protection Ordinance, Biological Mitigation Ordinance or local, state, or federal laws; other open areas that preclude PLDO Eligible Recreational Uses; and yards, court areas, setbacks, landscape areas, and other open areas required to be maintained by the Zoning Ordinance, Building Code, or other ordinances and regulations shall not be eligible for credit against the amount of land dedicated or the Park In-Lieu Fee paid.
(Added by Ord. No. 10554 (N.S.), effective 1-1-19)