Community Improvement Plan

Council adopted the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) on April 8th. 

The CIP is a planning tool that establishes a framework for achieving community improvements to rehabilitate and revitalize project areas. The Community Improvement Plan (CIP) will allow for municipal incentives to stimulate private sector investment to develop & revive the downtown commercial core and highway six corridor. The Plan will also serve to encourage multiple residential development to create more affordable and senior housing options.

The CIP includes incentives to stimulate private and public sector investments and sets out design guidelines for public and private sector improvements.

We anticipate CIP applications will be accepted for review as of May 12, 2014.  Applications will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis.  Applications will be accepted until the budget for the year is exhausted and then reactivated again the next budget year.

Community Improvement / Revitalization Plan (pdf) without Appendices
Appendix A - Community Improvement Project Areas (pdf)
Appendix B - Official Plan Detailed Policies (pdf)
Appendix C - Community Consultation Sessions (pdf)

The Municipality is committed to providing individual accommodation to its customers where appropriate by creating its own alternate formats of printed materials.  Upon request, alternate formats shall be provided in a manner in which is to be agreed upon by the requester and the Municipality.

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The following is a synopsis of the available incentives.

Community Improvement Incentive Application (pdf)

Program Amount
Façade Improvement Grant Program Up to maximum of 50% of eligible costs
up to a maximum grant of $4,000
Signage Improvement Grant Program Up to a maximum of 50% of eligible costs
up to a maximum grant of $2,000
Accessibility Improvement Grant Program Up to a maximum of 50% of eligible costs
up to a maximum grant of $5,000
Parking Area and Landscaping Improvement Grant Program Up to a maximum of 50% of eligible costs
up to a maximum grant of $4,000
Architectural / Engineering Design Grant Program Up to a maximum of 50% of eligible costs
up to a maximum grant of $1,000
Municipal Application/Permit Fees Rebate Building Permit Fees: up to 50% reduction in building permit fees; up to a maximum of $2,500
Signage Permit Fees, Demolition Permit Fees: up to 100% reduction in permit fees; up to a maximum of $500 for each type of permit
Landfill Fees: up to 50% rebate of landfill fees; up to a maximum of $500
Tax Increment Grant Program

For properties within the Downtown Core or Highway 6 Project Area:  

100% rebate in year 1  
80% rebate in year 2  
60% rebate in year 3  
40% rebate in year 4  
20% rebate in year 5

For Multi-residential, seniors housing, or affordable housing projects on properties within the Residential Project Area:

100% rebate in years 1-3  
50% rebate in years 4-6  
25% rebate in years 7-9

Total amount per Property $5,000 per property (excluding tax increment grant)