What is the Charlie Lake Development Cost Charge?
The Charlie Lake sewer system is the largest of the PRRD Wastewater Treatment and Collection Systems. Upgrades in 2015 improved the treatment processes. With these upgrades there were costs involved, as a result the Charlie Lake Development Cost Charge (DCC) bylaw was established. The DCC is a way of recovering the costs of upgrading the Charlie Lake Sewer collection and treatment infrastructure. A service area has been established and any new development within the established area may be required to pay a development cost charge. Development Cost Charge Bylaw No. 2146, 2014.
When does the Development Cost Charge apply?
The Development Cost Charge applies to every person who obtains the following within the development Cost charge planning area:
(a) approval of subdivision under the Land Title Act or the Strata Property Act; or
(b) a building permit, including a permit authorizing the construction, alteration or extension of a building that will, after the construction, alteration or extension, contain fewer that four self-contained dwelling units and be put to no other use than the residential use in those dwelling units.
How much is the Development Cost Charge?
The following development cost charge rates apply to development located within the development cost charge planning area:
|Type of Development||Rate|
|a) Single Family Residential||$ 8,547.77 per new dwelling unit or new Parcel|
|b) Multi-family Residential||$ 6,105.55 per new dwelling unit|
|c) Commercial||$ 30.53 per m² of new gross floor area|
|d) Industrial||$ 39.69 per m² of new gross floor area|
|e) Institutional||$ 27.47 per m² of new gross floor area|
When is the payment due?
Development cost charges must be paid in full to the Peace River Regional District:
a) Prior to subdivision approval if an application is made for the subdivision of land for a single family residential development; or
b) Prior to the issuance of a building permit for all types of development, including residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and comprehensive development.
For more information or to ask if the development cost charge applies to you please contact the PRRD planning staff .