Development Cost Charge (DCC) Review Project

Development Cost Charges or DCCs are collected from developers or builders to help pay for the capital cost of installing growth-related infrastructure.  DCCs are collected for water, sanitary sewer, storm drainage, roads and park acquisition and parkland improvement.  DCCs are payable by anyone obtaining  subdivision approval for the creation of new residential parcels or a building permit for the construction or expansion of commercial, industrial, institutional or multi-family residential projects or for a single family residential building permit when a DCC has not previously been paid.

The current DCC bylaw was adopted in 2011. Regular review is important to ensure that the projects, project costs and growth estimates are up-to-date.  The timeframe for a DCC program is typically 20-years which means that we are looking at the infrastructure needs of future growth. The review of the current program started in 2016. 

Council received the input from the DCC Open House at its meeting held March 18, 2019.  Staff have been directed to prepare a new DCC bylaw which will be considered at a future Council meeting.  The new rates being considered by Council are shown in the table below.

  Single
Family

Per Unit
Multi-
Family

Per Unit 
DT Multi-
Family

Per Unit 
Comercial


Per m2 
DT Commer-
cial
Per m2 
Industrial


Per m2
Institu-
tional A

Per Bed 
Institu-
tional B

Per m2
Roads  $2,319.15 $1,420.08 $916.03 $54.53 $36.35 $16.48 $644.61 $36.11
Storm $647.43 $175.35 $140.28 $2.43 $1.46 $2.08 $86.32 $5.10
Sanitary $3,387.80 $2,490.26 $2,490.26 $6.50 $3.90 $5.52 $1,353.40 $14.73
Water $9,347.12 $5,971.77 $5,971.77 $15.58 $9.35 $13.24 $3,245.53 $35.31
Parkland $1,357.95 $1,086.36 $1,086.36 $0.00 $0.00 $0.00 $678.97 $0.00
Total
$17,569.45 $11,143.82 $10,604.70 $79.03 $51.05 $37.32 $6,008.84 $91.24



DCC Review Open House

The material from the DCC Open House held on February 27, 2019 can be accessed below.

Presentations to Council and preliminary directions can be found below.

Council Workshop #1 – June 25, 2018

Council Minutes – June 25, 2018

Council Workshop #2 – June 28, 2018

Council Minutes – June 28, 2018

Council Workshop #3 – November 27, 2018

Council Minutes – November 27, 2018

Council Workshop #4 – December 10, 2018

Council Minutes – December 10, 2018

DCC Bylaw No. 1762 (adopted October 4, 2011)








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