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Community Improvement Plans
Financial Incentive Programs

The City is no longer receiving new applications for financial incentives under the Downtown or Allandale CIP programs.

New Built Boundary Community Improvement Plan

A new Community Improvement Plan, to replace two existing Community Improvement Plans: Downtown Barrie: Next Wave and Allandale Centre, was approved in October 2016.  The new Built Boundary CIP includes elements of programs offered under these former CIP's, but expands upon the area of application to encompass the entire Build Boundary as identified on Schedule I of the Official Plan for various programs.  Built Boundary Community Improvement Plan

The purpose of the new Built Boundary CIP is to provide for financial incentives designed to achieve current community goals and priorities and target key planning and growth management objectives for development within the Built Boundary.

The Built Boundary CIP includes two types of grant programs:

  • A Renovation Program to provide a grant to promote the renovation and restoration of existing buildings within the Urban Growth Centre and buildings listed on the Municipal Heritage Register.
  • Applications for Renovation Grants will be received on an annual or biennial intake through a call for applications.
  • Renovation Grant Application form and information.
  • A Redevelopment Program to provide for various grants to support these key objectives:   
    • Provision of Affordable Housing
    • Brownfield redevelopment, and
    • Mixed-use development within the intensification areas identified on  Schedule I of the Official Plan.
  • Applications for Redevelopment Grants may be submitted with pre-consultation planning applications and site plan control applications.  Consideration of the Redevelopment Grant Application will be considered concurrent with site plan review and approval. 
  • Redevelopment Grant Application form and information. 

Georgian College Neighbourhood Strategy

The Georgian College Neighbourhood includes all of the Georgian Drive and Grove Street East Planning Areas and portions of the Alliance, Wellington, and Little Lake Planning Areas.  The boundary of the Neighbourhood is generally defined by a reasonable walking distance to the College.

The Georgian College Neighbourhood Strategy (May 2007) was implemented to highlight the importance of Georgian College to Barrie, and demonstrates the unique opportunity to encourage safe and accessible student-oriented housing while promoting increased density in the northeast end of the City.

Financial Incentive Package:

  • Tax Increment Based Grant
  • Cash-in-Lieu of Parkland Dedication Grant
  • Renovation Loan

Application Form- Georgian CIP

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