Around Town: City of Courtenay Extends Commenting Period for Proposed New Development Cost Charges
In support of the City of Courtenay’s Development Cost Charges (DCC) Bylaw revision project, staff is seeking feedback from the development industry and public at large regarding information on proposed DCC increases presented at a public information session on June 9, 2015. All the information is posted on the City’s website for those who could not attend. To ensure there is sufficient time to comment, the city is extending the comment window for written comments to July 3, 2015.
The proposed new rates are published in the report online and increases are suggested for all areas of construction. This includes single family homes, multi-family homes, commercial and industrial rates. Last week, we reported the combined DCC’s rates of both the proposed increases from Courtenay and the existing rates from the CVRD. We would like to emphasize that the rates are a combination of DCC’s from both the City of Courtenay and the Comox Valley Regional District.
For the specific information about the proposed new rates, read the report from Urban Systems: http://www.courtenay.ca/EN/main/departments/engineering/land-development/development-cost-charges.html.
In last week’s issue, I reported that the increases could be put into effect as early as September. However, I have since been informed that no date has been specified for the implementation of the new bylaw.
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