The ordinance specifies that the city compute the sidewalk service charge by:
- First, determining the linear footage of the property frontage for the lot or parcel of real property
- Second, identifying the street type on which the lot or parcel is located
- Third, multiplying the sidewalk service charge per linear foot for the assigned street type
The ordinance uses street types developed in the Blueprint Denver plan to establish the following rates:
The ordinance discounts the annual fee per linear foot of property frontage by 20% for real property located in neighborhoods identified through the city’s Neighborhood Equity & Stabilization (NEST) program. The ordinance includes a caveat that if it becomes unfeasible to use the city’s NEST program to identify neighborhoods in which the annual fee per linear foot of property frontage should be discounted, the manager of transportation and infrastructure may direct that these neighborhoods be identified through alternate means.
Please note these rates that were included in the ordinance are being analyzed for their ability to meet the implementation time frames stated in the ordinance.