Development Charge Rates Increase as of July 1

Apr 22, 2016

For Immediate Release
Friday, April 22, 2016

The City of Greater Sudbury’s Development Charge (DC) rates will increase on July 1, 2016, in accordance with By-Law 2014-151. 

The rates from July 1, 2016, to June 30, 2017, include the first phased-in rate increase as per By-law 2014-151, as well as an inflationary adjustment. The by-law states DC rates as of July 9, 2014, were to be frozen for years 1 and 2, until June 30, 2016, with a phased-in increase in years 3 to 5, based on the 2014 DC Background Study. The inflationary adjustment of 1.6 per cent is in accordance with the Non-Residential Building Construction Price Index.

The rates below are for lots serviced with water and wastewater and will be effective as of July 1, 2016:

• Single Family Dwellings:  $15,827 per unit (5.3 per cent increase) 

• Semi Detached Dwellings:  $10,888 per unit (15.7 per cent increase)

• Multiples and Apartments: $9,691 per unit (2.9 per cent increase)

• Industrial:  $4.54 per square foot (3.2 per cent increase)

• Non-Industrial (Commercial/Institutional): $9.12 per square foot (1.6 per cent increase)

Rates for lots without water and/or wastewater services are lower than listed above.

The City of Greater Sudbury collects a DC in accordance with the Development Charges Act at the building permit stage. Development charges are collected by municipalities to recover a portion of the growth-related costs associated with the capital infrastructure needed to service new development. Examples of projects with a growth-related share are Maley Drive, various road widenings, the expansion of the Gerry McCrory Countryside Sports Complex and the South End Library.  

DCs are applied to all new residential and non-residential development, subject to certain terms, conditions and limited exemptions, as identified. 

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