City Charters provide broad authorities to Calgary and Edmonton on various policy areas that impact housing and development, including: off-site levies, inclusionary housing, building code authorities and environmental powers. Policies can vary between the two municipalities and it is already impacting the future investment decisions of builders and developers. BILD Alberta is continuously engaging municipalities and the Government of Alberta on this issue and monitoring the topic nationally.
In the fall of 2022, industry participated in Government of Alberta-led consultations with the cities of Edmonton and Calgary to discuss potential changes to City Charters. Inclusionary Housing taxes housing to pay for housing, without a demonstrated history of addressing the long-term housing needs of Alberta’s most vulnerable. Our industry remains committed to working collaboratively…Read More
Members continue to express concerns over potentially expansive powers and authorities for Charter Cities to make modifications to the Alberta Building Code on matters related to the environment. The Government of Alberta has been clear that the two cities do not have authority to modify Building Code but it continues to be a matter local…Read More
As an industry, we support paying our fair share of cost-conscience infrastructure based on the degree of benefit. This support is not absolute and requires significant transparency, accountability, and fiscal responsibility from municipal partners. Through City Charters, Calgary and Edmonton have expanded authorities to charge new developments for infrastructure and facilities that are not within…Read More