Community Amenity Contributions (CACs) are in-kind or cash contributions provided by property developers when City Council grants development rights through rezoning.
The demand on City facilities increases with rezonings, because of new residents and employees in the area. To lessen the impact on the community CACs address this increased demand by adding and expanding City facilities.
CACs help the City build and expand facilities like:
CAC policy areas and map
There are two types of CAC policy areas in Vancouver:
The citywide CAC area applies to most of the city. For all rezonings in the Citywide CAC area, the CAC is determined through a negotiated approach.
Specific CAC policy areas apply to locations with their own CAC and/or public benefit policies. For all rezonings in the area-specific CAC policies, the CAC is determined through a CAC target and/or negotiated approach.
The annual reports detail annual inflationary adjustments to all CAC rates. The adjustments are based on property and construction inflation with the purpose to maintain our ability to provide necessary growth-related amenities.