CVRD seeks public input on new subdivision or building permit charges

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is seeking public input on a proposed development cost charge (DCC) bylaw to assist in the acquisition and development of new parks and greenways in the electoral areas of the regional district.

The public is encouraged to attend an open house on Tuesday, September 25 from 3:30 – 7:30 p.m. in the CVRD boardroom located at 550B Comox Road in Courtenay. This will be an opportunity to review information on the proposed bylaw, ask questions and provide feedback to CVRD staff.

“The proposed parks DCCs will apply to Baynes Sound (Area ‘A'), Lazo North (Area ‘B'), and Puntledge Black Creek (Area ‘C'),” said Michael Nihls, CVRD's manager of parks. “Revenues from the parks DCCs will help the CVRD to purchase future parks and greenways that would be funded partly through parks DCCs were identified through public consultations for the rural Comox Valley parks and greenways 2011 – 2030 strategic plan. DCC revenue will also contribute to building new trails, footbridges, signage and rest rooms.”

The proposed DCCs will be charged to residential development and tourist commercial accommodations such as hotels, resorts and inns. Campgrounds, B&Bs, and other commercial and industrial developments would be excluded from the charge.

Proposed DCC rates are:

  • single family residential: $1,417.63 per lot
  • multi-family residential: $1,181.36 per dwelling unit
  • tourist accommodation: $212.64 per room

Those who cannot attend the open are invited to submit comments by Tuesday, October 2, 2012.

Email: parks@comoxvalleyrd.ca / Fax: 250-334-4358
Mail: 600 Comox Road, Courtenay V9N 3P6 / Phone: 250-334-6000

While parks DCCs are new to the electoral areas, Comox, Courtenay and Cumberland have had parks DCCs in place for a number of years. For more information on the proposed parks DCC's bylaw visit, www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/parksDCCs.

The Comox Valley Regional District is a federation of three electoral areas and three municipalities providing sustainable services for residents and visitors to the area. The members of the regional district work collaboratively on services for the benefit of the diverse urban and rural areas of the Comox Valley.

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Media contact:
Michael Nihls
Manager of parks
Comox Valley Regional District
Tel: 250-334-6053