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Community Improvement Plans

On September 12, 2011 the City approved two community improvement plans, the Central Area Community Improvement Plan and the Affordable Housing Community Improvement Plan, in order to lend financial support to downtown redevelopment and revitalization projects and assist in the creation of affordable housing. Information and application packages for each of the financial incentive programs offered under these plans can be found below.  

Central Area Community Improvement Plan (CIP)

The purpose of the Central Area CIP is to provide financial incentives to stimulate private sector investment and revitalization of the Central Area. The CIP contains grant programs meant to help improve the appearance and the structure of commercial buildings, encourage the conversion of upper floor space for residential use, and stimulate the environmental clean-up and redevelopment of older abandoned industrial and commercial sites that may be contaminated.

Central Area Financial Incentives Brochure - An overview of the Central Area CIP and other financial incentives available to support downtown development.

The following application packages contain a program guide and application form for each of the Central Area CIP financial incentive programs that are currently available:

Central Area CIP (2017 Update) - Council Approved Policy Document

Central Area CIP - 2017 Update Staff Report

Central Area CIP - 2011 Staff Report

Please refer to Schedule J of the Official Plan to see if your property is located within the Central Area.

For additional information on the Central Area CIP contact:
Patrick Vusir
Assistant Planner
Phone: 705-742-7777 ext. 1733
Toll free: 1-855-738-3755 ext. 1733

Affordable Housing Community Improvement Plan (CIP)

The purpose of the Affordable Housing CIP is to provide financial incentives to stimulate the development of affordable housing in the City.

For additional information on the Affordable Housing CIP contact:
Rebecca Morgan Quin
Manager of Housing
Phone: 705-742-7777 ext. 1501
Toll free: 1-855-738-3755 ext. 1501