Development Charges

On Nov. 16 Council agenda there is a staff report presenting information about the new development charge (DC) bylaw being prepared and reviewing the process leading up to presentation of a new bylaw for approval by Council in January 24, 2021.  DC’s are the costs which anyone pays if there is to be a building permit; clearly the magnitude is different whether it is to build a replacement house or if it is for a house/unit in a new subdivision; but the principles as to how the magnitude is determined are same.  Concept is that DC’s are what funds the infrastructure required to support the development such as roads, water & sewers, transit, libraries, parks etc. etc.  For a layperson the topic is complex; but in addition, there have been significant changes in last two years with the new provincial government.  For the appendices click here to the agenda and scroll down.

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