Community improvement and incentives

Learn more about community improvement and financial incentive programs:  

Community Improvement Plans (CIPs)

Community Improvement Plans (CIPs) are intended to provide City Council with the necessary tools to stimulate reinvestment and redevelopment, inspire appropriate infill and intensification, coordinate planning efforts, improve the physical infrastructure, support community economic development, preserve neighbourhood and cultural heritage value, and lead to the establishment of an improved neighbourhood. This may include incentives and targeted private and/or public investment and the ability to acquire, clear and dispose of land to support community improvement and economic development.

Approved city-wide CIPs:

  • Affordable Housing 
  • Airport 
  • Brownfield 
  • Heritage 
  • Industrial 

Approved neighbourhood CIPs:

  • Downtown 

  • Hamilton Road 

  • Lambeth Area 

  • Old East Village 

  • SoHo 

Active CIP studies:

Please contact planning@london.ca to request a digital or paper copy of any of the above-noted documents.

Financial incentive programs

Through Community Improvement Plans (CIPs), the City has the ability to provide financial incentives to property owners within designated community improvement project areas. 

City-wide incentive programs:

  • Affordable housing 
  • Airport 
  • Brownfield 
  • Heritage 
  • Industrial 

Area-specific incentive programs:

  • Downtown 
  • Hamilton Road 
  • Lambeth area 
  • Old East Village 
  • SoHo 

Incentive programs in development:

Please contact planning@london.ca to request a digital or paper copy of any of the above-noted documents, or to speak with someone about how the various financial incentive programs can help with your renovation and redevelopment plans.

Business Improvement Areas (BIAs)  

Some local BIAs collaborate with the City on the administration of financial incentive programs. If you are within a designated BIA, you may reach out to them for additional business support.

BIA websites:

BIA and business association resources:

Please contact planning@london.ca if you would like more information on BIAs.

 

Last modified:Friday, January 08, 2021