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Land-use agreements when the developer is not sure of infrastructure costs

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  • Leon Taylor

    (Dillard University)

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    Planners wish to avoid a lawsuit by the developer over their cost estimates of the public works required by his project. To avoid a suit, they can offer him his choice of several sets of conditions that would attach to land-use permits. In computer simulations of five such short- and long-term contracts, the developer chooses a ``development agreement" -- characterized here as a long-term contract in which the developer pays an impact fee and obtains a freeze on taxes and regulations -- in more than 97\% of the cases.

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    Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Public Economics with number 9810005.

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    Date of creation: 15 Oct 1998
    Date of revision: 24 Oct 1998
    Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwppe:9810005

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    Keywords: land use;

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    1. Leon Taylor, 1998. "When will the developer pay an impact fee?," Public Economics 9810004, EconWPA, revised 19 Apr 2003.

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