Comparison of DCLs and CACs

Compare how Development Cost Levies (DCL) and Community Amenity Contributions (CAC) on new developments help public spaces and facilities in Vancouver.   


Contribution Applies to Due date Allocation Rate approach
Development Cost Levies All developments including those being rezoned When the building permit is issued DCL money will partially fund parks, childcare facilities, replacement housing, and engineering infrastructure A flat rate, per square foot of floor space to be built
Community Amenity Contributions Only developments that are being rezoned Before rezoning enactment CACs contribute to community centres, libraries, daycares, park improvements, neighbourhood houses, and more Various approaches are used, including fixed rate targets and site-specific negotiation