The Downtown Perth Community Improvement Plan
Welcome to the Downtown Perth Community Improvement Plan webpage.
The Downtown Perth Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is a ten-year, Council approved, strategic initiative that is aimed at improving the prosperity of downtown businesses while at the same time maintaining the cultural and heritage assets located throughout the Downtown core of Perth.
The CIP offers significant commitments in the way of both financial incentives and leadership programming initiatives. Working in concert these two components will enhance the long term collective capacity of all downtown merchants by further entrenching Downtown Perth’s reputation as the place to be.
The Façade and Signage Improvement Program
Third Intake - Deadline July 5th, 2013 at 4:00pm.
In an effort to assist property owners and businesses with their application development we have made available, for review, the project description from a succesful 2011 application.
This successful project description met all of the requirements laid out in the CIP program guide and includes: a detailed description of the work, intended outcomes (such as improved energy efficiency) numerous photographs of existing amenities (windows, heritage features etc.) and a photograph and description of the proposed replacement product.
We highly recommend that you take a few minutes to review this successful project description.
The Façade Improvement Program is a financial incentive that promotes rehabilitation and façade improvements to commercial and mixed-use (commercial/residential) properties located within the Community Improvement Plan area.
The Façade Improvement Program offers local businesses and property owners with a matching grant, valued at one-third of their capital cost to a maximum of $5000, for any improvements they wish to make to the exterior of their buildings.
CIP Facade and Signage Improvment Application form is available here.
Details of the Program are available by downloading the CIP Facade and Signage Improvement Program Guide. For additional information please contact Casey Buchanan, Economic Development Coordinator at 613-267-3311 ext. 2240 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Heritage Alteration Application Form is available to property owners wishing to make alterations to designated heritage properties. For more information regarding this process please contact Karen Rennie, Heritage Manager at 613-267-1947 or by email at email@example.com.
The Building Code Compliance and Energy Efficiency Retrofit Loan Program
Applications for the Loan Program are due Friday, July 5th, 2013 at 4:00pm. Interested parties are encouraged to submit applications in accordance to the criteria outlined in CIP Program Guides.
The Building Code Compliance and Energy Efficiency Retrofit Loan Program provides a financial incentive in the form of an interest-free loan to assist property owners to improve the safety and efficiency of existing commercial and mixed-use (commercial/residential) buildings located within the Community Improvement Plan area.
The program applies to upgrades for structural, electrical, or other utilities for the purpose of complying with the Ontario Building Code or improving the energy efficiency of a building or unit or works done to make buildings accessible under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
Click Here for more information on the program. To complete the program application, click here.
For additional information please contact Casey Buchanan, Economic Development Coordinator at 613-267-3311 ext. 2240 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
As with the Façade and Signage Improvement program, Heritage Alteration Application Forms are available to property owners wishing to make alterations to designated heritage properties. For more information regarding this process please contact Karen Rennie, Heritage Manager at 613-267-1947 or by email at email@example.com.