Community Improvement Plan

Be advised that the Council of the Township of Guelph/Eramosa will hold a Public Meeting pursuant to Section 28 of the Planning Act on April 1, 2019 in the Council Chambers at 8348 Wellington Road 124, Rockwood, N0B 2K0. The Public Meeting is being held for the purpose of receiving comments with respect to the draft Community Improvement Plan (CIP).

Purpose and Effect of Community Improvement Plan (CIP)

The purpose of the proposed Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is to provide a framework to revitalize and reshape public and private land in defined Community Improvement Project Areas (CIPAs).  It will allow the Township to provide financial incentives to encourage the enhancement of existing built-up areas, diversity business types and investment opportunities, and enhance connectivity within the Township and to adjacent communities.

Once approved by Council through adoption of a Bylaw to be considered at a subsequent Council meeting, the Community Improvement Plan will enable the Township to grant financial incentives to building and business owners under the following programs:

  • Design, Study, and Application Fee Grant;
  • Building and Property Improvement Grant;
  • Downtown Rental Housing Grant;
  • Commercial Conversion and Expansion Grant;
  • Brownfield Tax Assistance Program; and
  • Tax Increment Equivalent Grant;

When made available in a given year by Council, programs will be made available to properties within the following land use designations as defined within the Wellington County Official Plan: The Urban Centre of Rockwood, The Hamlet Areas, Primage Agricultural Lands, and Rural Employment Areas.

View a draft version of the Community Improvement Plan (CIP)

 

For more information about the CIP project, please contact:
Ian Roger, Chief Administrative Officer
(519) 856-9596, ext. 105 or iroger@get.on.ca

 

Any persons may attend the public meeting and make written and/or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Community Improvement Plan. If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of Guelph/Eramosa before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Township of Guelph/Eramosa to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (formerly Ontario Municipal Board).

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting, or make written submissions to the Township of Guelph/Eramosa before the by-law is passed, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.