Accounting for Sprawl's Costs: How Development Impact Fees Can Discourage Low-Density Development
Publication Date: September 2003
Keywords: Cost of community services; Development impact fees; Sprawl
Sprawling development is consuming Maryland's countryside. The cost of different development locations is an important factor in determining which projects will be guilt where. As shown in Accounting for Sprawl's Cost, counties can use development impact fees to influence the location of development, buttress the state's existing efforts at directing growth toward targeted areas and protecting open space.