Community Improvement Plans

PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT

COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PLANS

A Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is a planning and economic development framework that may include public realm improvement projects and financial incentives programs designed to stimulate private sector investment and building rehabilitation and development.  A CIP allows for a variety of financial grants and loans to assist registered property owners and tenants of lands and buildings within the Community Improvement Area in rehabilitating their properties.

To date the Town of Lincoln has approved two Community Improvement Plans.  They include the CIP for the Vineland Central Business District and the CIP for the Beamsville Central Business District and the Ontario Street Commercial Area.

MIXED USE AND RESIDENTIAL INTENSIFICATION COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PLAN

BEAMSVILLE CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT AND THE ONTARIO STREET COMMERCIAL AREA COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PLAN

On December 5, 2016 the Town adopted a Mixed Use and Residential Intensification Community Improvement Plan (CIP).  The CIP contains financial incentive programs which are designed to promote private sector mixed use development and intensification in the areas. 

To view the Community Improvement Plan, please contact the Planning & Development Department.

Applications

The Mixed Use and Residential Intensification Community Improvement Plan is now in effect.  The following programs in the Mixed Use and Residential Intensification Community Improvement Plan are being implemented by the Town at this time:

  • Development Charge Reduction Grant Program;
  • Tax Increment Grant Program.
The Town began accepting applications as of November 8, 2016. A meeting with Planning and Development Staff is required prior to the submission of an application. The application form,  general program requirements and specific program guides are available by clicking on the following link:
 
 
 
 

VINELAND CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PLAN

On November 17, 2014 the Town adopted a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for the Vineland Central Business District.  The CIP recommends public realm improvements including physical improvements to the area which are designed to help stimulate private sector investment and improvement of the area.  The CIP contains financial incentive programs to promote private sector building rehabilitation and redevelopment in the area.  These programs and activities are designed to implement a vision for the Vineland Central Business District.  On November 17, 2014 the Town also adopted the Commercial Facade Design Guidelines.  The Commercial Facade Design Guidelines are intended to assist applicants in designing the improvements as well as assist the Town in reviewing applications.

To view the Community Improvement Plan and the Commercial Facade Design Guidelines please click on the links below:

Vineland Central Business District Community Improvement Plan

Vineland Central Business District Commercial Facade Design Guidelines

Applications

The Vineland Central Business District Community Improvement Plan is now in effect.  The following programs in the Vineland Central Business District Community Improvement Plan are being implemented as this time:

  • Development Charge Reduction Grant Program;
  • Urban Design Study Grant Program;
  • Facade Improvement Grant Program;
  • Building Improvement Grant Program;
  • Residential Grant Program;
  • Revitalization (Tax Increment) Grant Program; and
  • Landscaping Improvement Grant Program.

The Town began accepting applications as of March 1, 2015.  A meeting with Planning and Development Staff is required prior to the submission of an application.  The application  form, general program requirements and specific programs guides are available by clicking on the following link.

Vineland Central Business District Community Improvement Plan Application, General Program Requirements and Program Guides

Staff Contact

To obtain further information regarding the Community Improvement Plans, please contact the Planning & Development Department.

 

 

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