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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 was revised in 2017. The revisions included changes to project areas, project eligibilities and levels of financial benefit.