Recently, we have simplified our DCL system by replacing several older Area Specific DCL Districts and other exempt areas with the City-wide DCL District. As a result the size of the City-wide DCL District has increased.
In July 2015, Council directed staff to update the citywide DCL bylaw. The last major review of the City-wide DCL was in 2003.
The citywide DCL review and update will be done in two phases, which will include:
This work is anticipated to be complete by July 2017.
New development within the citywide DCL boundary pays a DCL on a square foot basis. DCLs help pay for growth-related capital projects for the following amenities and services:
As part of the citywide Development Cost Levy review and update, we have retained Hemson Consulting to conduct a two phase study.
As a phase 1 deliverable, Hemson Consulting completed a DCL Best Practices Guide in November 2016. The guide reviewed best practices from five select cities in North America and provided recommendations.
Hemson Consulting has completed the City-wide DCL Best Practices Guide.
Over the next 25 years, Vancouver's population and jobs are expected to grow by 132,000 and 81,000, respectively.
A growing city creates demand for additional housing, transit, amenities, and green space. The City undertakes careful, long-term planning for the costs associated with this growth.
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The City-wide DCL accounts for 98% of the City’s land area.
In 2015, $94.7 million was collected across all DCL districts, primarily from the City-wide DCL.
Between 2006 and 2015, DCL waivers accounted for:
Examples of DCL funded projects include social housing and childcare at the Woodwards development, Emery Barnes Park and the Comox Greenway.
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The goal of this project is to have an updated City-wide DCL bylaw ready by April 2017.
The update will involve:
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