Land development fees rising

Developers can expect several fees for new land development in Red Deer to go up.

Developers can expect several fees for new land development in Red Deer to go up. The City of Red Deer’s administration fees, recreation amenity fund fees and area improvement costs are all rising. Council passed the increases on Monday, after being told by staff that rates have not kept up with costs. The higher charges go into effect immediately. The general administration fee will become $3,300 a hectare, instead of $2,000. It covers the cost of preparing and administering development agreements.

The recreation amenity fund fee will become $13,936 a hectare, up from $13,811. It’s for developing standard recreation amenities within neighbourhood park sites. The area improvement fee is rising to $10,040 per hectare from $9,425. This fee is for the cost of designated area improvements constructed, or to be constructed, by a developer or the city.