Around Town: Public Information Session on Updates to DCC Bylaw in Courtenay on June 9
The City of Courtenay is currently revising its Development Cost Charges (DCC) Bylaw. This review will update the City’s existing DCC rates and consider the introduction of DCC waivers for certain types of development. Consultants from Urban Systems have reported back to council with details of a study they carried out prior to indicating appropriate development cost charges (DCCs) that could be levied in the future.
The report from Urban Systems said they had calculated the appropriate City DCC for each new single-family home in a development should go up from about $6,700 to $10,727 – an increase of around 60 per cent. When the Regional District DCC for the same property is added to the proposed figure, the total would amount to $20,407 per house, a cumulative increase from the present fees of about 25 per cent.
The public, developers, and interested parties are invited to learn more about the proposed rates and waivers, and to provide input at a drop-in public information session. The session is Tuesday, June 9, 2015, between 4:00 – 7:00 pm at Crown Isle Resort Clubhouse (399 Clubhouse Drive, Courtenay).
New subdivision application guidelines and updates of the Development Cost Charges Bylaw are part of an overall effort by the city to update development procedures and documentation, including new specifications and standards. More details of the proposals are posted online: www.courtenay.ca/DCC
If you have any questions, please contact Lesley Hatch in the Engineering Department: Phone: 250.334.4441 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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