CACs help the City build and expand facilities like:
- Affordable housing
- Parks and open spaces
- Childcare facilities
- Community facilities (example: community centres and libraries)
- Transportation and public realm
- Arts and culture spaces
CAC policy areas and map
There are two types of CAC policy areas in Vancouver:
- 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.
- For all rezonings not determined through a CAC target, the CAC is determined through a negotiated approach.
CAC policy, target rates, and implementation procedures
For more on CAC policies including a list of CAC target rates, read Community Amenity Contributions Policy for Rezonings (1.6 MB)
For more on how the we administer and implement the CAC Policy, read CAC Implementation Procedures (202 KB)
For more on the negotiated approach, read our brochure Rezonings and CACs - negotiating for a more liveable city . (883 KB)
Annual reports and related documents
Annual reports on Community Amenity Contributions and density bonusing
To learn more about cash and in-kind amenities secured through new development, see the annual reports on amenities secured through community amenity contributions and density bonusing.
CAC Policy and Housing Affordability: Review for the City of Vancouver
In 2019, a consultant report by Coriolis Consulting was commissioned to explore the potential impact of community amenity contributions on housing affordability.
CAC target inflationary rate adjustments
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.
If you would like historical reports, email Finance.Growth@vancouver.ca.
Get the broader context of our approach to development contributions, and understand what community benefits come with new development in our neighbourhoods.
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