Community Amenity Contribution Policy

Update: Council approved the Community Amenity Contributions Policy in October 2018. Read the report to Council.


The District of Squamish is currently reviewing and revising its policy regarding community amenity contributions as part of applications for rezoning and OCP amendments. The Community Amenity Contribution (CAC) Policy outlines the District’s expectations of developers' contributions that are negotiated as part of amendments proposed to the Zoning Bylaw or Official Community Plan by developers. CACs are intended to address the additional demands that result from new development proposals and try to ensure that “growth pays for growth.”

CAC’s are negotiated and provided over and above all necessary water, sewer and storm water connections, as well as any required road and sidewalk improvements that result from a new development. They are also separate from Development Cost Charges, which are levied on new developments to pay for basic infrastructure upgrades offsite of the actual development, that are required because of new development, such as upgrades to the waste water treatment plant or new water mains.

The draft CAC Policy is focused on affordable housing contributions along with park and active transportation amenities and, in some limited cases, cash contributions toward affordable housing and critical facilities.

We are seeking your input on the draft Community Amenity Contribution policy. Please submit any comments or questions to Gary Buxton, General Manager of Community Planning and Infrastructure by email or phone 604.815.6870.

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  • jim Gracie Oct 29, 2018, 11:05 AM (3 years ago)

    The future requirments list of the Squamish Trails Society needs to be considered when considering CAC for new developments . Can maintenance issues on old trail infrastructure be included??

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