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Community Improvement Plans
Financial Incentives Program

Please note: the City is no longer receiving new applications for financial incentives under the Downtown or Allandale CIP programs as a new CIP is being proposed in fall 2016.

Proposed New (2016) Community Improvement Plan

A new Community Improvement Plan is proposed to replace two existing Community Improvement Plans: Downtown Barrie: Next Wave and Allandale Centre. The new Built Boundary Community Improvement Plan will incorporate elements of programs offered under these existing CIP's, but will expand the area of applicability to encompass the entire Build Boundary as identified on Schedule I of the Official Plan.

public meeting took place Monday April 4th to review the proposed Community Improvement Plan. A public open house took place 4–7pm on Wednesday May 4th.

The purpose of the new CIP will be to provide for financial incentives designed to achieve emerging community goals and priorities which target key planning and growth management objectives for development within the Built Boundary. Two programs are proposed:

  • 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.
  • 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.

Staff Report PLN032-15: Financial Incentive Review

Staff Report PLN009-16: Proposed Built Boundary Community Improvement Plan Report on Public Meeting & Consultation (includes the Council decision in this regard)

Staff Report PLN016-16: Proposed Built Boundary Community Improvement Plan Review will be posted when available.

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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