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San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan Area (SPASPA) Impact Fee

The San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan Area is a development area within the City of El Cerrito along San Pablo Avenue spanning from the El Cerrito Plaza BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) station to just north of the del Norte BART station. The City of El Cerrito adopted the San Pablo Avenue Specific Plan in September 2014 and new development is projected to include about 3,400 dwelling units, 162,000 square feet of commercial space, and 260 hotel rooms. Existing sewer pipelines located in the SPASPA and pipelines downstream of the SPASPA are insufficiently sized to serve the projected development and must be upsized. The cost of these localized improvements is recovered in the SPASPA impact fee. The impact fee is only charged to new development in the SPASPA. New development outside of the SPASPA is not charged the impact fee.

NOTE: The linked study was conducted in 2019.  The associated fees are reviewed annually and potentially updated based on changes in the Engineering News Record’s Construction Cost Index.  These changes will be reflected in the District's Ordinance Code.