A Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is a tool that allows a municipality to direct funds and implement policy initiatives toward a specifically defined project area. Section 28 of the Planning Act gives municipalities that have enabling policies in their official plans, the ability to prepare Community Improvement Plans. The Community Improvement Plans are intended to encourage rehabilitation initiatives and/or stimulate development. Once implemented, the plan allows municipalities to provide tax assistance, grants or loans to assist in the rehabilitation of lands and/or buildings within the defined Community Improvement Project Area.

Kingston's brownfield CIP is changing. What you need to know.

The City's brownfield community improvement plan (CIP) has been in place since 2005 and is being updated in 2017. A revised CIP is expected to be completed by October of 2017 and will likely include changes to project areas, project eligibilities and levels of financial benefit. 

While new applications to the program will continue to be received, they will be held until revisions to the CIP have been completed with recommendations for approval made using the terms of the revised brownfield CIP. Existing approvals will continue to be administered based upon the terms set out within existing brownfield site agreements.

Questions about what these revisions could mean to your brownfield project?  Please contact Nathan Richard, Brownfields Project Manager at 613-546-4291 ext. 1325 or at