Development Charges Background Study Public Information Centre

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Welcome to the City of St. Catharines Development Charges Virtual Public Information Centre.

St. Catharines is currently the only municipality in Niagara that does not have lower-tier DCs. As a result, Watson & Associates Economists Ltd were engaged by the City to undertake an in-depth Development Charges Background Study, which is now available for public review and feedback. Find out more about Development Charges below and give your feedback via the survey at the bottom of the page.

What are Development Charges?

Development Charges (DCs) are a fee charged when a building permit is issued to recover growth costs, as an alternative to growth costs being paid for by existing taxpayers through property taxes, water and wastewater bills. Watch this three-minute explainer video to find out more.



Recommendations

The recommendations being made as part of the Development Charges Background Study include the following proposed rates:

The proposed DC for St. Catharines are as follows, and, as you can see from the table in this slide, are slightly less in rural areas: Residential Single and semi-detached dwellings: $ 10,141 Other multiples: $7,439 Apartments (2 bedrooms plus): $ 7,361 Apartments (bachelor and 1 bedroom): 5,033 Special care/special dwelling units: $ 3,806 Non-residential Per sq. ft. of gross floor area: $ 2.05 Non Residential - Per Square Metre 22.01




Please view the 10 minute presentation on the Development Charges Background Study below and take 5 minutes to complete the feedback survey at the bottom of the page.




Want to know more? View the complete Development Charges Background Study.




Next Steps

Give your feedback on the introduction of Development Charges below. Feedback will be compiled for council prior to the Public Meeting of Council on July 12, 2021.




Welcome to the City of St. Catharines Development Charges Virtual Public Information Centre.

St. Catharines is currently the only municipality in Niagara that does not have lower-tier DCs. As a result, Watson & Associates Economists Ltd were engaged by the City to undertake an in-depth Development Charges Background Study, which is now available for public review and feedback. Find out more about Development Charges below and give your feedback via the survey at the bottom of the page.

What are Development Charges?

Development Charges (DCs) are a fee charged when a building permit is issued to recover growth costs, as an alternative to growth costs being paid for by existing taxpayers through property taxes, water and wastewater bills. Watch this three-minute explainer video to find out more.



Recommendations

The recommendations being made as part of the Development Charges Background Study include the following proposed rates:

The proposed DC for St. Catharines are as follows, and, as you can see from the table in this slide, are slightly less in rural areas: Residential Single and semi-detached dwellings: $ 10,141 Other multiples: $7,439 Apartments (2 bedrooms plus): $ 7,361 Apartments (bachelor and 1 bedroom): 5,033 Special care/special dwelling units: $ 3,806 Non-residential Per sq. ft. of gross floor area: $ 2.05 Non Residential - Per Square Metre 22.01




Please view the 10 minute presentation on the Development Charges Background Study below and take 5 minutes to complete the feedback survey at the bottom of the page.




Want to know more? View the complete Development Charges Background Study.




Next Steps

Give your feedback on the introduction of Development Charges below. Feedback will be compiled for council prior to the Public Meeting of Council on July 12, 2021.



  • Thank you for your interest in Development Charges. Please fill out this short survey. The information given here will be compiled for a report to St. Catharines City Council prior to the public meeting and consideration of by-law.

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