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Old Posted Aug 31, 2016, 2:16 PM
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Originally Posted by Riverman View Post
I wonder if any of those lovely homes would have been built after the growth tax was in place? I doubt it.
Those are infill homes in an existing neighbourhood, precisely the sort of thing that is encouraged under city policy. The growth fees Bowman is talking about would apply to greenfield developments where all of the infrastructure (roads, parks, sewers, lights, etc.) is new.

I find it bizarre that the economical option for a homebuyer interested in a new home is to build new on the edge of town. Perhaps the fees will restore balance and encourage more Pointe Hebert-type developments.
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