Industrial Areas Community Improvement Plan (CIP)
The Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury has retained Sierra Planning & Management to prepare a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for the Reagens and Artesian industrial areas in order to stimulate employment growth. This project is driven by Town Council’s key strategic priority – promoting economic growth and prosperity within the municipality.
What is a Community Improvement Plan?
A CIP is a tool available to municipalities under the Planning Act to help facilitate revitalization and development efforts in defined areas. To carry out CIPs, municipalities can establish grant, loan and other programs to encourage private sector investment in development and renovation efforts that seek to improve and revitalize areas and achieve local goals and priorities. To learn more about CIPs, please click on the CIP Handbook link to the right download a copy of the Community Improvement Planning Handbook, 2008, prepared by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.
How can the CIP help business and property owners?
Private property owners and businesses can take advantage of the financial incentive programs contained within CIPs to achieve a range of community improvement goals such as expanding businesses and developing vacant properties.
Members of the public were invited to attend a public information meeting on Tuesday, February 5, 2013 to hear a presentation regarding the draft Industrial Areas Community Improvement Plan.
Council at its meeting of February 19, 2013, approved the Bradford Industrial Areas Community Improvement Plan. These documents can be found to the right.