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Downtown Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Incentive Program

Grants and Loans to Ontario Commercial Building and Property
Owners and Commercial Tenants for Economic Development

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Municipality of Meaford

Deadline Date:

12/31/20 4:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants and loans of up to $30,000 to Ontario commercial building and property owners and commercial tenants in eligible locations for economic development. Funding is intended to enhance, build, and remediate commercial properties in the qualified downtown area. Applicants must be located in Meaford.

This program is intended to assist owners with financing the cost of undertaking environmental studies in order to generate more and better information with respect to the type of contamination, environmental risks, and potential remediation costs on brownfield properties.

The grant is available as 50% matching funds towards the cost of a:

  • Phase II Environmental Site Assessment
  • Remedial Work Plan
  • Risk Assessment

What are the general design criteria in the CIP Area?

General principles that should be followed when preparing plans for projects in the Downtown CIP Area include:

  • Sensitivity to existing streetscape with respect to proportions, materials, colour, signage and architectural detail;
  • Consistency with the Design Guidelines of the CIP and Heritage Conservation District
  • Restoration to original façades wherever possible (e.g. Glazing, storefronts, doorways);
  • Restoration or replacement of windows to original style;
  • Use of original materials and historic colours where feasible;
  • Use of metal cladding, vinyl and aluminum siding and other similar materials is discouraged;
  • Cleaning, repainting of painted surfaces and replacement of original brick as required;
  • Preservation, restoration of architectural details; and,
  • Well-designed signage in proportion to building, sensitive to the appearance of the entire
  • streetscape.

What requirements must be met?

To avoid any delays, discuss your proposed improvements in their preliminary stages of planning with the Municipality’s Building Department and your design professional or contractor. Consideration will also need to be given as to whether you will require a Heritage Permit. This will be considered at the time ofapplication. 

For more information about how the loans and the grants work, see :https://www.meaford.ca/en/business-development/resources/Documents/Downtown-CIP-Program-Application.pdf#page=4

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 138338

Estimated Size of Grant:

-Grants of up to a maximum of $15,000 per study.
-Two studies per property may be funded (i.e. combined maximum of $30,000).

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Who Can Apply:
-Commercial building/property owners (or their agents)
-For Commercial tenants – must have a minimum 5 year lease agreement and owners approval

What Properties Qualify:
-Properties must be located in the Downtown Community Improvement Plan area (map).
-Total combined CIP incentives received for the lands cannot exceed $50,000.
-Properties within Special Policy Area #1 (hatched on map below) are only eligible for the Brownfields Tax Assistance Program, Environmental Study Grant Program and for remediationrelated activities under the Tax Incremental Equivalent Grant Program.
-In allocating the annual program funds, priority will be given to commercial and mixed- use projects and those structures which have been identified as commercial heritage buildings by the Heritage Conservation District Plan & Guidelines.

Pre-Application Information:

The Municipality of Meaford will be accepting applications for the Community Improvement grant and loan programs starting June 30, 2020.

Downtown CIP Incentive Program Deadline: December 31st, 2020

Facade and Improvement Grants: https://www.meaford.ca/en/business-development/facade-and-improvement-grants.aspx

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Janet Sperling
Manager of Strategic Initiatives
21 Trowbridge St. W., Meaford, ON, N4L 1A1
Phone: 519-538-1060 ext 1102
Email: jsperling@meaford.ca

Building Department
519-538-1060 Ext. 1113

Transportation Services
519-538-1060 Ext. 1309

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