Development Charges Update

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We recently completed the 2021 Development Charges Background Study Update to gather information to help us make the updates to Guelph’s Development Charges (DC) Bylaw and DC rates.

Read the 2021 Development Charges Background Study Update report.


Why are we making changes now?

The current Development Charges Bylaw expires in September 2022 due to recent legislative changes. We plan to do a full study in 2022/2023 with more in-depth engagement and longer study timelines.

This year, we need to make some interim updates to the DC Bylaw because of some legislative changes at the provincial level.

We want to hear from you

We hosted a engagement meeting for local Development and Home Builders associations on September 22, 2021 to talk about the findings, the proposed changes and what comes next.

Everyone is invited to share questions or comments about the report findings in the Q&A tab below before consultation closes on October 14.

Written comments or requests for information about the proposed bylaw update may be directed to Lily Yan, Project Manager of Special Projects, Finance at Lily.Yan@guelph.ca or 519-822-1260 extension 3881.


Next steps

Guelph City Council will hold a public meeting, to get input on the proposed updates to the City’s Development Charges Bylaw and background study on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 6 p.m.

  • Watch this session live online at guelph.ca/live
  • If you wish to speak to City Council about the bylaw changes you may register as a delegation at guelph.ca/delegations no later than Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10 a.m.
  • If you prefer to comment in writing, please send your written comments to the City Clerk’s Office no later than Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10 a.m.


For more information

Lily Yan, Project Manger (Special Projects)
Financial Strategy Long Term Planning
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3881
lily.yan@guelph.ca


We recently completed the 2021 Development Charges Background Study Update to gather information to help us make the updates to Guelph’s Development Charges (DC) Bylaw and DC rates.

Read the 2021 Development Charges Background Study Update report.


Why are we making changes now?

The current Development Charges Bylaw expires in September 2022 due to recent legislative changes. We plan to do a full study in 2022/2023 with more in-depth engagement and longer study timelines.

This year, we need to make some interim updates to the DC Bylaw because of some legislative changes at the provincial level.

We want to hear from you

We hosted a engagement meeting for local Development and Home Builders associations on September 22, 2021 to talk about the findings, the proposed changes and what comes next.

Everyone is invited to share questions or comments about the report findings in the Q&A tab below before consultation closes on October 14.

Written comments or requests for information about the proposed bylaw update may be directed to Lily Yan, Project Manager of Special Projects, Finance at Lily.Yan@guelph.ca or 519-822-1260 extension 3881.


Next steps

Guelph City Council will hold a public meeting, to get input on the proposed updates to the City’s Development Charges Bylaw and background study on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 at 6 p.m.

  • Watch this session live online at guelph.ca/live
  • If you wish to speak to City Council about the bylaw changes you may register as a delegation at guelph.ca/delegations no later than Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10 a.m.
  • If you prefer to comment in writing, please send your written comments to the City Clerk’s Office no later than Friday, October 15, 2021 at 10 a.m.


For more information

Lily Yan, Project Manger (Special Projects)
Financial Strategy Long Term Planning
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3881
lily.yan@guelph.ca


  • DC charges and legislative changes

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    In response to the recent legislative changes, we need to align and update our DC Bylaw with the changes from provincial Bills 108, 138, 197 and 213.

    The current DC Bylaw will expire in September 2022. The City worked with Watson and Associates Economists Ltd. to complete the DC Background Study Update to help address these legislative changes. This mini DC background study is not a full DC study and will only address those specific legislative changes with limited scope for impacted services.

  • Budget Watch

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    As residential areas in the city are developed or redeveloped to meet the growing needs of the city, we have to pay for new infrastructure, facilities and services increase to accommodate that growth.

    The development industry pays a portion of project costs to the City to aid funding of new and revitalized infrastructure.

    Currently this payment comes through two channels, Development Charges and Parkland Dedication.

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