Willoughby Arterial Road Completion Amenity Policy

An Amenity Fee Policy has been proposed for the Willoughby area as a means to provide alternative financing of select major arterial roads in the community. This Policy is being proposed as a potential solution for completing road works ahead of development in Willoughby to relieve congestion in key areas. 

At the Regular Afternoon Meeting on July 8, 2019, Council received Report #19-113  on the Willoughby Arterial Road Completion Amenity Policy. At the Regular Evening Meeting on July 22, 2019, Council directed staff to bring forward a revised Policy, by removing specific sections of roads in the July 8, 2019 report with an objective to lower the estimated amenity fee. Council also directed staff to engage the development industry and community-at-large as soon as practical, prior to, or concurrent with, the 2020 budget process.

A draft Willoughby Arterial Road Completion Amenity Policy  has been prepared, as directed by Council. By removing specified sections of roads, the draft revised Policy proposes a target contribution amount of $37,564 per developable acre, versus $63,000 per developable acre previously proposed as part of Report #19-113, using an estimated average market value of $3.2 million per acre.

Engagement events to share background information and the opportunity to discuss and give feedback to staff on the proposed Policy through an online survey took place between September 28 and October 18, 2019. Results of this engagement will be made available in the coming months.

Curious how infrastructure such as roads are currently planned and paid for in the Township? Check out this short video: Planning and Paying for Infrastructure