A Community Amenity Contribution (CAC) is a voluntary financial contribution. It applies to all new residential development that requires rezoning – even if you’re just redeveloping a single lot – in order to ensure new amenities are provided as the community grows.
Developers pay CACs on all new residential development up to the base density in the zone at the time of rezoning. Under new rates that take effect on February 1, 2023, the developer pays $6 per square foot of gross floor area for new multi-family residential construction below the base density (which varies by zone), where a rezoning is required. For single-family housing, the charge is $10,000 per lot.
The 2023 Citywide CAC rates* are:
$64.58 per m2 ($6.00 per sq. ft.) for net new multi-family residential gross floor area up to the base density in the zone.
$10,000 for all new single-family lots created through a subdivision requiring a rezoning.
CAC’s do not apply to non-residential floor space, below-market rental housing or non-market housing.