The determination for a traffic impact study will be made at the beginning of the application process. The following are example development sizes that would trigger a transportation impact study. These are just example scenarios, traffic impact studies may be required for smaller projects under special circumstances.
- 100 Single Family Units
- 150 Multi Family Units
- 150 Room Hotel
- 10,000 SQFT Restaurant
- 25,000 SQFT Retail
- 65,000 SQFT Office
- 125,000 SQFT Manufacturing
The City only accepts traffic studies that are prepared independent of the applicant. Studies are administered by the City and paid for by the applicant via a reimbursement agreement. The applicant may hire their own traffic consultant to help develop their project and review the traffic study, however that consultant would be conflicted out of preparing the actual traffic study.
Once the applicant has finalized their project description the City will prepare a scope for the study and submit it to the applicant for review. Then the City will advertise the scope to a list of on-call traffic consultants and award based on the best proposal.
Below is an example time table for traffic impact studies, actual schedules will vary depending on the size of the project and scope of the study.
- Draft Scope & Applicant Review: 1 Week
- Advertise RFP & Select Consultant: 3 Weeks
- Complete Applicant Reimbursement Agreement: 1 Week
- Complete Traffic Study: 10 Weeks