Public info session for city’s DCC bylaw at Crown Isle

Tuesday, June 9, 4-7 p.m.

  • Jun. 1, 2015 5:00 p.m.

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.

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).

Lesley Hatch, the City of Courtenay’s director of engineering and public works, said public feedback through the information session is an important step in updating the DCC Bylaw. “This information session is open to everyone, and we are particularly hoping to hear from people working in the development sector,” said Hatch. “Having public input at this stage ensures that the updated bylaw works well within our community.”

In British Columbia, DCCs are commonly levied on new development to assist in financing the cost of upgrading or providing infrastructure. They contribute to the cost of new and enhanced transportation systems; drainage, water and sewer infrastructure; or developing new parkland needed to support growth.

As well as revising the Development Cost Charges (DCC) Bylaw, the city has updated the Subdivision Application Form and created a comprehensive Subdivision User Guide as well as a Quick Reference Guide with step-by-step information, frequently asked questions, and additional tips. The updated subdivision applications and guides are available at www.courtenay.ca/subdivision

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.

For those unable to attend the information session, the DCC Bylaw draft report is available online at www.courtenay.ca/DCC starting Monday, June 1.

For more information, please contact the City of Courtenay Engineering Department at 250-334-4441 or email engineering@courtenay.ca

 

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