San Diego – On July 1, 2012, the loss of redevelopment will be felt in a very tangible and palpable manner by anyone planning a project involving a development or “discretionary” use downtown. That is when the new fee schedule is set to be adopted. Most of the increases are from a flat application fee of $200 to many thousands of dollars. While many of the fees will now be similar to what is paid for projects outside of downtown, there is at least one $10,605 fee that does not exist outside of downtown. This fee is for the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for Entertainment. Any restaurant or other business, which serves alcoholic beverages, and which desires to have live entertainment or dancing, or to amend or renew an existing CUP for Entertainment will have to pay this fee (along with likely professional fees), and go through the lengthy application process. This CUP is in addition to applying for the Police Entertainment permit and a Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control license allowing live entertainment or dancing. This CUP fee exemplifies what are likely to be some unforeseen consequences of the new application fee schedule. Click on the images for a larger view of the Fee Schedule or go to the CCDC website link for the fee schedule.
Images from CCDC website under Fair Use Doctrine.