Pataskala places 6-month moratorium on new residential development plans
Craig McDonald, Newark AdvocatePublished 9:36 a.m. ET Oct. 8, 2019
The BIA's take:
It is unfortunate the builders and developers community was not made aware of proposal prior to this weeks council meeting. No other community in recent memory has had to institute a moratorium, which are typically used for emergency situations, to update zoning and compliance plans and institute a fee schedule.
Pataskala City Council has voted to place a six-month moratorium on the acceptance of any "new residential preliminary development plans."
A majority of council members voted at the Oct. 7 meeting to approve the resolution invoking the moratorium, stating it is an effort to allow planning and implementation of a roadway impact fee program before more development proposals enter the pipeline.
As written, the resolution states, “As the City continues to face substantial residential growth pressures, the Administration has been directed to publish a request for proposals to create a roadway impact fee program. In an effort to take full advantage of impact fees for future residential development, it would be beneficial to ‘hit pause’ on the acceptance of new residential preliminary development plans…” ...click here to read more.