Andrew Gameiro, RPP
Development Services - PlanningCity Hall, 1st Floor
70 Collier Street
705-739-4220 ext. 5038
CIP Progress Report No. 7-2016
CIP Progress Report No. 8-2017
CIP 2017 Finanical Incentives Progress Report
CIP Summary Report to Council - 1st Intake 2020.pdf
CIP Summary Report to Council - 2nd Intake 2020.pdf
The Community Improvement Plan (CIP) provides financial incentives for eligible projects that target key planning and growth management objectives for development within Barrie.
Eligible projects include affordable housing projects, brownfield site redevelopment, and mixed use developments within the Urban Growth Centre, key intensification areas, and the preservation of built heritage.
Applications for financial incentives can be submitted online via APLI, the City’s
online application tool (Planning tab). Account creation and/or login is required. 2021 application intake periods:
The purpose of the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is to provide financial incentives to support key planning and growth management objectives, development of affordable housing units across the City, development of a mix of uses within the Urban Growth Centre (UGC) as well as support for built heritage preservation.
Community Improvement Plans are a tool under the Planning Act used to attract investment and foster redevelopment. The effect of the proposed CIP will be to provide financial incentives designed to achieve emerging community goals and priorities which target key planning and growth management objectives for development within the City.
Broadly, the objectives of this CIP are to:
More specifically, the plan is intended to:
There are three incentive programs offered through the CIP:
Proposed developments have to satisfy general eligibility requirements and then specific eligibility requirements under each program.
The incentive programs include things such as a rebate on certain fees and permits (such as planning application fees and building permit fees), affordable residential units per door incentive, a tax increment based grant on eligible brownfield redevelopments and a grant for renovation and restoration work on buildings on the Municipal Heritage Register.
The timing of making an application and any grant payouts are described within the CIP text. All grant applications will be considered based on available funding. Council approves an annual budget for these incentive programs. Approval of grants is delegated to a City staff committee, the Grants Review Group. City Planning staff make recommendations to the Grants Review Group. Construction of an approved project must commence within eighteen (18) months of the grant approval, with the issuance of a building permit, to be specified within the grant agreement between the property owner and the City.
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