A report from the National Housing Council made public Monday says the three programs under review have done little to help households who live in homes that are too expensive, or too small, for them. (Advocate file photo)

A report from the National Housing Council made public Monday says the three programs under review have done little to help households who live in homes that are too expensive, or too small, for them. (Advocate file photo)

Should Mission charge developers more to build?

City wants input on how much to charge developers

The City of Mission is looking to update the amount developers contribute toward the infrastructure required for growth related to new developments.

And they are asking local residents to give them feedback.

“Get involved with the process by attending the information session and giving your feedback,” reads a city statement.

Developers are levied development cost charges (DCCs) to pay for the new or expanded municipal infrastructure.

The city also seeks community amenity contributions (CACs) that pay for other amenities desired by the community.

Examples of infrastructure paid by DCC include sewer, water, drainage, parkland, and roads.

Examples of amenities funded with CAC include civic facilities, trails, recreation centres, heritage conservation, and green initiatives.

The City of Mission last conducted a review of its Development Cost Charge Bylaw in 2018. “Since then, construction costs have increased significantly and new information has become available regarding infrastructure and parkland needs,” said the city.

Over the summer, staff have completed a full review of the DCC program, including adjustments to growth projections and the DCC capital project list. They have also proposed updates to the CAC program that include funding toward an Affordable Housing Reserve and expanded public amenities.

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RSVP to the information session on engage.mission.ca and share a question you have about the update process and staff will address it during the presentation.

Feedback shared during the information session and in the engage.mission.ca survey will be summarized and shared with council at an upcoming meeting to support decision making and next steps.

Information Session Details

Date: Nov. 16

Time: 6:30 to 9 p.m.

Location: River Room at the Best Western Plus Mission City Lodge, 32281 Lougheed Hwy.


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