Development Charges

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Development charges

Properly planned growth is good for our community, but it comes with costs. New development can lead to new infrastructure, including roads, sidewalks, sewers, community facilities and fire services. Development charges help cover the costs associated with growth.

Development charges statutory public meeting

Pursuant to The Development Charges Act, 1997, a statutory public meeting of Council was held on Monday, October 28, 2019. The meeting provided the public with an opportunity to review and provide comments on the Background Study, related staff reports and the proposed development charges by-laws.

City-Wide Development Charges Background Study – September 26, 2019

City-Wide Development Charges Background Study – Amended November 4, 2019

2019 Proposed Development Charges City-Wide Discounted Services By-law

2019 Proposed Development Charges City-Wide Services By-law

Development charges are levied against new development and are a primary source of funding for growth-related capital expenditures. The City-Wide Development Charges Background Study relates to the provision of all eligible DC Services (i.e., Library Services, Fire Services, Police Services, Recreation, Parks, Public Works, Parking, Transit Services, General Government, Affordable Housing, Waste Management, Roads & Other City-wide Engineering and Sewage Treatment).

Council will consider by-laws to impose the City-Wide Development Charge rates at a General Committee Meeting on November 12, 2019 with passage of the by-laws to follow at the November 25, 2019 Council meeting.

2019 development charges rates

2019 Development charges are effective from January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019. Refer to the development charges map for exact locations.

Residential A - single and semi

Planning area

Planning area charge

City-wide uniform charge

Total charge

Jackson

$3,201

$23,337

$26,538

Carnegie East

$5,782

$23,337

$29,119

Carnegie West

$4,203

$23,337

$27,540

Lily Lake

$7,078

$23,337

$30,415

Chemong East

$7,548

$23,337

$30,885

Chemong West

$10,574

$23,337

$33,911

Liftlock

$7,582

$23,337

$30,919

Coldsprings

$3,823

$23,337

$27,160

City-Wide Dev. Area

-

$23,337

$23,337

Average

$6,224

$23,337

$28,869

Residential B - other multiples

Planning area

Planning area charge

City-wide uniform charge

Total charge

Jackson

$2,758

$18,541

$21,299

Carnegie East

$4,985

$18,541

$23,526

Carnegie West

$3,623

$18,541

$22,164

Lily Lake

$6,101

$18,541

$24,642

Chemong East

$6,507

$18,541

$25,048

Chemong West

$9,116

$18,541

$27,657

Liftlock

$6,536

$18,541

$25,077

Coldsprings

$3,296

$18,541

$21,837

City-Wide Dev. Area

-

$18,541

$18,541

Average

$5,365

$18,541

$23,310

Residential C - apartments

Planning area

Planning area charge

City-wide uniform charge

Total charge

Jackson

$1,877

$13,581

$15,458

Carnegie East

$3,391

$13,581

$16,972

Carnegie West

$2,465

$13,581

$16,046

Lily Lake

$4,149

$13,581

$17,730

Chemong East

$4,426

$13,581

$18,007

Chemong West

$6,198

$13,581

$19,779

Liftlock

$4,445

$13,581

$18,026

Coldsprings

$2,241

$13,581

$15,822

City-Wide Dev. Area

-

$13,581

$13,581

Average

$3,649

$13,581

$16,825

City-wide development charges

Residential:

  • 1 to 2 units - $23,337/unit (Plus area-specific charges)
  • More than 2 units (e.g., row or garden suites) - $18,541/unit (Plus area-specific charges)
  • Apartment-type dwelling or multi-suite building - $13,581/unit

Non-Residential (other than industrial): $92.59/m2

 

Industrial: Exempt 
Definitions
Non-residential uses
  • “Non-residential use” means land, buildings or structures or portions thereof used, or designed or intended to be used for a use other than for a residential use, and includes an industrial use and a commercial use.
  • “Commercial use” means lands, buildings or structures or portions thereof used or designed or intended to be used for a purpose which is classified as a Group D, Group E, Group A (restaurant and licensed beverage establishment only), or Group C (hotel and motel only) occupancy, pursuant to the Ontario Building Code.
  • “Industrial use” means lands, buildings or structures or portions thereof used or designed or intended to be used for a purpose which is classified as a Group F occupancy, pursuant to theOntario Building Code.
Residential uses
  • “Residential use” means land, buildings or structures or portions thereof used, designed or intended to be used as living accommodation for one or more individuals.
  • “Residential A building” means a building containing one or two dwelling units.
  • “Residential B building” means a building containing more than two dwelling units, other than a Residential C building.
  • “Residential C building” means a building containing more than two dwelling units, each of which has access to the common corridor and entrance(s).
  • “Multi-suite residence” means a building containing 4 or more residential rooms with or without a bath, having common dining, amenity and other related services. (97-08).

Past development charges

Development charges background studies

The background studies help us to set the rates for the current development charges.

The current background studies are listed below for your reference: