The Community Improvement Plan (CIP), adopted in 2004, provides a variety of financial incentive programs to encourage development/redevelopment in six project areas in the City of St. Catharines.
The grant programs are intended to stimulate private sector investment in rehabilitation activities in the Community Improvement Project Areas.
The City of St. Catharines has been very successful with the Community Improvement Plan and many property owners have taken advantage of the grant programs. The Community Improvement Plan has invested over $9 million in projects which have or will improve and rehabilitate properties in the six Community Improvement areas. The 2014 Community Improvement Plan programs budget allocation has already been committed; therefore the City is no longer accepting grant applications for the current program.
If you have questions regarding existing approved applications please contact Ellen Savoia or 905-688-5601, ext. 1752.
A new Community Improvement Plan to replace the plan that ends this year is being developed. A draft Community Improvement Plan will be available in late September 2014. An open house meeting will be held October 8, 2014 and a public meeting before City Council is scheduled for November 3, 2014.
If you have questions regarding what is proposed for the new plan please contact Bruce Bellows or 905-688-5601, ext. 1706.
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