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Development Impact Fees in Michigan: A Tool to Stop Sprawl Subsidies and Promote Efficient Growth

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Publication Date: July 2003

Publisher(s): PIRGIM Education Fund

Author(s): Brian Imus; William Coyne

Funder(s): Beldon Fund

Funder(s): Beldon Fund

Topic: Environment (Land resources and use)

Keywords: sprawl; growth management; cost of community services

Type: Report

Coverage: Michigan


Michigan's development industry records millions of dollars in profits each year by building low-density sprawling residential and commercial developments without paying for required public infrastructure. Development Impact Fees in Michigan explores a set of policy tools local governments can use to stop sprawl subsidies and promote efficient growth.