Community Amenity Contributions

On July 23, 2018, Township of Langley Council adopted the Community Amenity Contributions (CACs) Policy. The CAC Policy was amended by Council on April 15, 2019.

CACs are a voluntary financial contribution by a residential rezoning applicant to a municipality at the time of rezoning of a property. The financial contribution is to assist the Township in building and expanding amenities such as greenways, satellite RCMP Detachments, a conference and entertainment centre, recreation centres, and affordable housing. CACs are intended to offset the cost of providing community amenities associated with new residential development.

For full details of the CAC program, see the Community Amenity Contributions Policy .

For more information including background and analysis, and the list of amenities supported by the CAC program, see the July 23, 2018 Report to Council  and February 25, 2019 Report to Council  .

Who pays CACs?

The CAC Policy applies to all new residential development that requires Council’s approval of a rezoning application.

Key Amendments to the Policy include:

  • A 20% increase to CAC target contribution amounts beginning January 1, 2020
  • A 12-month grace period phasing in the 20% increase at 3-month intervals
  • An Aldergrove Core Area Amenity Fund
  • An exemption for the Aldergrove Core Area until July 31, 2024
  • Phased Development Agreements as the collection tool

How does the CAC policy apply to my rezoning application?

Residential Rezoning Applications Received before July 23, 2018

If your residential rezoning application was received by the Township prior to the CAC Policy adoption date of July 23, 2018, you have a 12-month grace period to complete your application.  This means that the rezoning bylaw needs to receive Final Reading by July 22, 2019, after which the grace period ends and CACs will apply. Applications received before July 23, 2018 and received Third Reading as of April 15, 2019 may seek an exemption from the Policy.

Residential Rezoning Applications Received after July 23, 2018

If your residential rezoning application is received by the Township after July 23, 2018, your application is subject to the CAC Policy and target contribution amounts as shown in Table 1 of the policy. An increase in the CAC target contribution amounts becomes effective January 1, 2020, and will be phased in at 3-month intervals as outlined in the table below.

When are CACs collected?

Payment of CACs will be collected prior to Fourth and Final Reading of the rezoning bylaw pursuant to a Phased Development Agreement.  Alternatively, payment of CACs can also be made at the Development Permit or Building Permit stage, provided an irrevocable letter of credit is submitted to the Township.

How much revenue might the Township receive from CACs?

The Township estimates that $30 million could be generated over the next 5 years, based on 2012 to 2016 building permit estimates, subject to housing market conditions.

Will the CAC program be updated?

The CAC program will be reviewed periodically to assess and revise rates, amenities, and costs as required.  Following the April 15, 2019 amendments to the Policy, the CAC target contribution amounts will not be reviewed prior to December 2022.

 

Timing and Phasing of CAC Target Contribution Amounts based on Rezoning Application Date

Community Amenity Contributions per Dwelling Unit
Single Family* Townhouse/ Rowhouse/ Duplex¹ Low Rise Apartment² Mid-High Rise Apartment³ Required Amenity Contribution4
Prior to January 01, 2020 $5,673 $4,814 $3,782 $2,923 See section 5.1
Jan.1 to Mar. 31, 2020 $5,673 $4,814 $3,782 $2,923 See section 5.1
April 01 to June 30, 2020 $5,957 $5,055 $3,971 $3,069 See section 5.1
July 01 to Sept. 30, 2020 $6,241 $5,295 $4,161 $3,215 See section 5.1
Oct. 01 to Dec. 31, 2020 $6,524 $5,536 $4,350 $3,361 See section 5.1
After January 1, 2021 $6,808 $5,776 $4,539 $3,507 See section 5.1

*New Single Family – per lot
¹Townhouse / Rowhouse / Duplex or other ground-oriented dwelling unit
²Low Rise Apartment (6 storeys or less)
³Mid-High Rise Apartment (7 storeys or more)
4Section 5.1 of Council Policy No. 07-166