City looking to make development more attractive through off-site levies

The City of Red Deer is making life easier for developers by reducing the average rate of off-site levies.

An off-site levy is collected from a developer in order to pay for water, sanitary, storm and road infrastructure.

Currently, the same fee of $237,000 per hectare applies to any development, regardless of where it is in the city. Should city council pass second and third readings on November 25, it will separate the city into 19 areas with different rates.

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