Adequate Public Facilities Ordinances and Transportation Management

Title: Adequate Public Facilities Ordinances and Transportation Management
Author: S. Mark White
Publication Date: 1996
Dewey Decimal Number: 711.45
Call Record: 711.45  White  1996

Title:

ADEQUATE PUBLIC FACILITIES ORDINANCES AND TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT

Accession Number:

00748314

Record Type:

Monograph

Availability:

American Planning Association

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Chicago, IL 60603-6107 USA
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Abstract:

An Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance (APFO) or a concurrency management ordinance (the terms are used interchangeably by the author) is one of the many planning tools that have been used to help manage traffic congestion. APFOs have an innate advantage over congestion pricing and transportation demand management in that they rely on two regulatory powers already held by local governments–development permitting and capital budgeting. The author describes APFOs and concurrency, explaining the importance of establishing effective level of service (LOS) standards–the backbone of any good concurrency system. He also examines some related legal issues, including takings, equal protection, substantive due process, regional general welfare, and the role of planning. Finally, he offers some guidelines about how to design an APFO, specifically looking at the experience of Montgomery County, Maryland, and Florida. Appendices in the report contain copies of enabling legislation from Florida and Washington State, as well as a copy of a concurrency management ordinance developed by the author’s firm for Douglas County, Colorado. Most useful will be an appendix with a series of tables that summarize the results of a survey the author did of how numerous jurisdictions use concurrency. The tables will allow anyone drafting or revising an APFO to review a wide variety of standards and means that they might employ.

Report/Paper Numbers:

PAS Report 465

Language:

English

Corporate Authors:

American Planning Association

122 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60603-6107 USA

Authors:

White, S M

Pagination:

81 p.

Publication Date:

1996-8

Features:

Appendices (5) ; Figures (6) ; References; Tables (11)

Uncontrolled Terms:

Subject Areas:

Finance; Highways; Law; Planning and Forecasting; Policy; I72: Traffic and Transport Planning
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