Timing and Costs

The time required for reviewing and processing an application depends on a number factors including the type, scale and complexity of the project, the number of applications under review by the City, committee meeting schedules, approvals from outside agencies and the ability of the applicant to provide materials and information when required in a timely manner. Where possible, associated applications are processed concurrently; however, some applications may be legally required to be approved before another can be considered.
An important part of any potential application is the consideration of the associated costs. These may include application fees, professional fees (architects, engineers, etc.), externally legislated charges such as development cost charges and school site acquisition charges, and amenity contributions or bonus density contributions associated with some kinds of developments. More information on some of these charges are provided below: Click here to learn more about the financing growth program and here for more information on application fees.