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Park System Development Charges (SDC)
System Development Charges (SDCs) are one-time fees charged to new development to help
pay a portion of the costs associated with building capital facilities to meet needs created by
growth. SDCs are authorized for five types of capital facilities including transportation, water,
sewer, storm water, and parks and recreation. The City of Lake Oswego (City) adopted the
current parks and recreation SDCs methodology in 1998.