Comparison of DCLs, CACs, and Density Bonusing
Compare how Development Cost Levies (DCLs), Community Amenity Contributions (CACs), and Density Bonusing on new developments help public spaces and facilities in Vancouver.
|Applies to||All developments, in all zones - including those being rezoned.||Only developments that are being rezoned.||All development seeking the allowed additional density within certain zones.|
|Payment due date||When the building permit is issued.||Before rezoning enactment.||When the building permit is issued.|
|Allocation and delivery||Partially fund parks, childcare facilities, replacement housing, and engineering infrastructure. Projects are delivered via the City's capital program.||Contribute to community centres, libraries, daycares, park improvements, neighbourhood houses, and more. Projects can either be delivered as in-kind facilities, or as payments in lieu.||Amenities and affordable housing are allocated in the public benefits strategies of community plans (example: parks, community facilities, daycare). Projects can be delivered as in-kind facilities or as payments in lieu.|
|Contribution type||Flat rate per square foot of gross floor space to be built.||Various approaches, including CAC targets and site-specific negotiation.||Flat rate per square foot of 'bonus density' to be built. Projects can also be delivered as in-kind facilities.|