Funding new infrastructure with development

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Penticton has not updated its Development Cost Charges since 2007 and they are now out of step with current construction costs, development needs and growth projects. Council made it a priority to modernize the DCC Bylaw this term to ensure the cost of growth-related infrastructure is shared equitably with the people who will benefit. This work will be completed in 2021. In advance of this review, Council directed staff to:

  • review the DCCs for Public Open Spaces and compare to similar sized municipalities in the Okanagan
  • review the cost of living increases that might be applied to all classifications
  • provide Council with an amending DCC bylaw that addresses Public Open Spaces with a timeline of up to one year.

Watch this page for information about this work and how to get involved.


Penticton has not updated its Development Cost Charges since 2007 and they are now out of step with current construction costs, development needs and growth projects. Council made it a priority to modernize the DCC Bylaw this term to ensure the cost of growth-related infrastructure is shared equitably with the people who will benefit. This work will be completed in 2021. In advance of this review, Council directed staff to:

  • review the DCCs for Public Open Spaces and compare to similar sized municipalities in the Okanagan
  • review the cost of living increases that might be applied to all classifications
  • provide Council with an amending DCC bylaw that addresses Public Open Spaces with a timeline of up to one year.

Watch this page for information about this work and how to get involved.


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    Does this mean for low cost housing as well?

    Betty asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question. The City currently offers a 100% discount on DCCs assessed to qualified affordable housing projects. With the recommendations proposed, this discount would be reduced to 75% of the assessed DCC charges. It would be possible for the qualified projects to earn an additional 25% discount if they meet the criteria for a sustainable construction.