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Growth Community Improvement Plan

The City's new Growth Community Improvement Plan is designed to help grow the community through city wide programming for industrial development and targeted intensification for housing and downtown waterfront commercial projects with a number of financial incentives.

Each target area has unique programs to encourage sustainable development and the creation of industry and new jobs. Depending on the project, developments could qualify for incremental tax rebates for up to four years, as well as rebates for municipal fees, development charges, and professional studies.

In the Downtown and Waterfront Target areas, grants are available for facade and building improvements, public art projects, sidewalk patios, and parking and landscaping improvements. Some development projects may also qualify for exemptions to parking requirements or parking and transit fee rebates.