Housing Ordinance and Fee Update

In January 2015, the Town Council directed staff to update the Town's Housing Ordinance (Municipal Code 17.136) and establish housing mitigation fees applicable to all new types of development. Town staff completed this work in July 2015 with the assistance of AECOM Technical Services, Inc.

Housing Fee Update

Interim Housing Fees - Effective until August 28, 2015

On July 15th, the Town Council adopted temporary reductions in the current housing fees so that developers can take advantage of the lowest housing fees. Please click on the following link for the Staff report.

The housing fees listed in the table below (Housing Fees - Effective August 31, 2015) are currently in effect with the exception of the following:

  • Single family homes <2,500s.f. - $0 fee
  • Single family homes >2,500s.f. - $2.68/s.f. above 2,500s.f.
  • Single family additions - $0 fee (this will continue to apply after 8/28/15)
  • New retail and restaurant development within the Specific Plan zones, Commercial zones, and Resort Zone - $0 fee

Housing Fees - Effective August 31, 2015

On July 1st, the Town Council approved the Workforce Housing Fee Nexus Study and adopted a Housing Impact Mitigation Fee Schedule. Most of these fees are currently in effect (see Interim Housing Fees - Effective until August 28, 2015, above); however, all of the following fees will become effective on August 31, 2015.

Use
Housing Fee
Residential
$5,700 per unit
Lodging
$3,700 per room
Retail/Restaurants
$2/gross square foot
Office
$2/gross square foot
Light Industrial
$1/gross square foot
Service Uses
$2/gross square foot

This hearing was continued from June 17th (please see below for June 17th meeting information).

Please see the Town Council agenda webpage for the complete packet and video of this hearing.

Town Council, June 17, 2015 - Housing Fee Public Hearing

The Town Council held a public hearing to consider approval of the Workforce Housing Fee Nexus Study and establishment of a Housing Impact Mitigation Fee Schedule. The Council continued this public hearing to July 1st (please see above).

Please see the Town Council agenda webpage for the complete packet and video of this hearing.

Staff worked with AECOM and stakeholders to finalize this nexus study and fee recommendations.

Mammoth Lakes Housing, Inc. (MLH) Board, June 1, 2015 - Draft Nexus Study

The MLH Board discussed a draft version of the Housing Fee Nexus Study and Fee Recommendations. Information for this meeting is available on the MLH website.

MLH Board, May 4, 2015 - Draft Nexus Study

The MLH Board reviewed the draft housing fee nexus study. The MLH packet is available on the MLH website.

Draft Housing Fee Nexus Study 5-4-15

Housing Ordinance Update

Town Council, June 3, 2015 - Ordinance 2nd Reading

The Council conducted the second reading of the housing ordinance update. The Housing Ordinance will be effective on July 3rd.

Town Council, May 20, 2015 - Ordinance Public Hearing

On May 20th, the Council introduced the housing ordinance update with a few modifications. The second reading of the ordinance (with the modifications incorporated) will occur at the June 3rd Council meeting.

Please see the Town Council agenda webpage for the complete packet and video of this hearing.

Planning & Economic Development Commission (PEDC), April 29, 2015 - Ordinance Public Hearing

On April 29th, the PEDC recommended to Town Council approval of the housing ordinance with modifications. The complete meeting packet and video of the meeting are available online.

Mammoth Lakes Housing (MLH), April 6, 2015 - Draft Housing Ordinance

The MLH Board reviewed the draft housing ordinance at this meeting. The meeting materials are below:

Town Council Direction

Town Council 3/4/15

The Town Council authorized staff to execute a contract with AECOM Technical Services for the housing ordinance and fee update work, and authorized a general plan amendment to allow the Housing Element to be modified as necessary to reflect the updated housing ordinance.

Town Council Workshop 1/21/15

The Town Council held a workshop on January 21, 2015 to provide direction and feedback regarding the update of housing mitigation requirements and housing fees.

Minutes - Town Council 1/21/15

Staff report for 1/21/15 Council Workshop

2012 Draft Housing Ordinance

2014 Income Levels (Mono County - see page 8)

Previous Housing Mitigation Requirements (no longer in effect)

The following housing requirements were superseded by the Housing Ordinance Update and Housing Fee Update. This information is provided for reference only.

Interim Housing Mitigation Policy (Council Resolution 09-76)