Tag Archives: Development Cost Levies

Affordable rents: There’s a way, just no will

Over the last number of years, Vision Vancouver has been offering developers significant incentives in the form of waiving development cost levies or DCLs in return for a commitment from the developer to provide purpose-built rental housing. (See my June … Continue reading

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Developers, their fair share — and real low-cost housing

Housing was all over the news this week, but three examples really speak to the usefulness of development cost levies in this regard — when they’re used for real affordable housing. I’ve long been critical of the City of Vancouver … Continue reading

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Gregor Robertson: 10 years of disappointments

A week ago, Mayor Gregor Robertson announced that he would not be seeking re-election this fall. So now is the time to reflect on what his 10 years in office have meant. I’ll tell you up front that I do … Continue reading

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Letter to the Vancouver Courier

I submitted this letter recently to the Vancouver Courier in response to this article.  To the Editor, Re: “Vision rides high as Vancouverites fume” (Vancouver Courier, Dec. 24) Allen Garr has it 50% right. Vancouverites sure are fuming, and who … Continue reading

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