Camas, WA Home Fire Sprinkler Incentives
JURISDICTION: CAMAS, WASHINGTON
Drewfs Farm 60-Unit Development
One Roadway (Egress) Allowed or Single Point Subdivision Access Allowed
AHJ Negotiated with Developer
The developer had planned a 60-home development along challenging land on a steep hillside. The AHJ offered to eliminate one of the entrance roads, allowing a single entrance, if the developer installed fire sprinklers in the entire subdivision.
The developer saved $1 million in infrastructure and material cost and avoided eliminating five lots for the second road.
All residents are now protected by fire sprinklers.
The average cost for home fire sprinkler installation in Camas is $1.30-$1.50 per sprinklered square foot.
Camas has negotiated trade ups or incentives that have resulted in more the 2,000 homes protected with home fire sprinklers. The most common incentives included: fewer hydrants, narrower streets, single-point subdivision access, longer dead-end roads, smaller cul-de-sacs, steeper slopes, and gated communities.
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