Comparison of DCLs and CACs

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

  DCLs CACs
Applies to All developments, including those being rezoned Only developments that are being rezoned
Due date When the building permit is issued Before rezoning enactment
Allocation Partially fund parks, childcare facilities, replacement housing, and engineering infrastructure Contribute to community centres, libraries, daycares, park improvements, neighbourhood houses, and more
Rate approach Flat rate per square foot of floor space to be built Various approaches, including fixed rate targets and site-specific negotiation