Law Requires Developers to Provide Parkland

The Culver City Council has adopted a law requiring developers of residential units to provide the city with three acres of parkland for every 1,000 residents their project would house.

The council voted 3 to 2 last week, with Councilmen Jim Boulgarides and Steven Gourley dissenting, to approve the ordinance, designed to address an increasing shortage of park and recreation facilities in the city.

Developers would be allowed to either dedicate the required amount of land for public recreation use or pay a fee. The law also allows the council to grant up to a 50% credit toward the requirement for proposed private open space and recreation facilities within the project.

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