A survey of homebuilders done by the Fraser Institute has found the District of North Vancouver and the City of Vancouver are the most difficult in which to build a home, because of their regulations.
The least difficult was Abbotsford, followed by Burnaby, Coquitlam, and Surrey.
The survey looked at construction approval times, timeline uncertainty, regulatory
costs and fees, rezoning prevalence, and the effect Council and community groups have on development.
The study found the typical developer spends $38,000 per unit in costs and fees before a shovel hits the ground in Vancouver, but in Burnaby it’s just $17,000.
To view the study, click here.