2013 Canada-Wide Development Process Survey Report
Second Tier Cities [52 pages]
Flowing from REALpac's research-based approach to policy development and advocacy, the organization has commissioned a series of Canada-Wide Development Process Surveys to collect information on key elements of the developmental approval process that are of primary interest to the real estate investment industry due to their impact on the timing and cost development. The 2013 Canada-Wide Development Process Survey Report documents the findings of the second survey, which was conducted in the summer of 2013. The ten cities included in the 2013 survey build on the geographic distribution of cities selected for the 2012 survey, and represent key markets of interest to REALpac's Members. The report provides a research based platform for REALpac to develop policy positions that will enable the real estate industry to work with municipalities to build stronger cities that are better prepared to respond to the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.
|2012 Canada-Wide Development Process Survey Report [48 Pages] |
The Canada-Wide Development Process Survey was conducted in the fall of
2012 by The Planning Partnership. Ten major cities were included in the
survey, with representation from regions across the country, and
particularly within key markets of interest to REALpac’s members.
Information was collected on development application fees and processing
times, infrastructure charges, parkland dedication, and density
bonusing and density transfers. The survey also targeted emerging trends
that impact the cost and quality of development, particularly in
relation to parking requirements for cars and bicycles, transit-oriented
development, and sustainable development standards.
The resulting analysis, 2012 Canada-wide Development Process Survey
Report begins with an overview of the development context, an outline
of the survey methods, and includes an examination of the comparative
performance of each municipality. It can be seen that some
municipalities are leading the way in terms of creating a favourable
investment environment in one area, but falling behind in others. Aside from the comparative insights, the survey revealed a number of
best practices that may be transferable between jurisdictions. For the
most part, the highlighted case studies include examples of how
municipalities can provide clear and predictable policies, and how they
can cross-align policies to create and a more coherent planning regime
for developers to deliver the type of product that is desired.
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