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Growth Community Improvement Plan

What is the Growth Community Improvement Plan?

The City's new Growth Community Improvement Plan (GCIP) is designed to help grow and improve the community through targeted city wide programming for housing, industrial, downtown and waterfront projects. 

Community Improvement Plans provide municipalities tools under the Planning Act and Municipal Act to create opportunity in return for private sector investment and development which improve the community.

Media & Documents

To learn more about GCIP, see the videos and documents below. 

GCIP Video Explanation
GCIP Launch Video
GCIP brochure
Full Growth CCIP document

Target Areas

The plan is divided into four target areas, each of which has specific financial incentives for successful applicants. These financial incentives encourage beautification, new jobs, new housing units, and more.

The primary goals of the Downtown Target Area are to; create jobs, create residential units and beautify facades. Through 22 applications, 137 total jobs and 109 residential units are anticipated. 

Before taking into consideration the Tax Increment Grant, the private sector has committed approximately $14 for each $1 of public sector municipal funding. The average request was approximately $38,000.

The primary goal of the Industrial Target Area is to create jobs in the industrial sector. Through 7 applications, 70 total jobs are anticipated. 

Before taking into consideration the Tax Increment Grant, the private sector has committed approximately $176 for each $1 of public sector municipal funding. The average request was approximately $40,000. 

The primary goal of the Housing Target Area is to create residential units. Through 7 applications, 83 residential units are anticipated. 

Before taking into consideration the Tax Increment Grant, the private sector has committed approximately $79 for each $1 of public sector municipal funding. The average request was approximately $25,000.  

The primary goals of the Waterfront Target Area are to; create jobs, support infill development, create residential units and improve the physical conditions of buildings. Through 1 application, 12 total jobs and 63 residential units are anticipated. 

Before taking into consideration the Tax Increment Grant, the private sector has committed approximately $246 for each $1 of public sector municipal funding.  

Click here to see GCIP projects currently in progress

Growth CIP Projects

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