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Colchester Centre Community Improvement Project Area - Public Meeting

Posted on Tuesday April 18, 2017

Notice of Public Meeting
For the development of a Community Improvement Project Area for Colchester Centre

To be held on Monday, May 8, 2017, at the Harrow and Colchester South Community Centre, 243 McAffee Street, Harrow, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Council of the Town of Essex is considering the development of a Community Improvement Project Area (CIPA) for portions of Colchester Centre and implementing the same Community Improvement Grant Program currently in place for Essex Centre and Harrow Centre.

A Community Improvement Program is a comprehensive plan directed to the revitalization and enhancement of commercial districts and support services and for other initiatives that benefit the general community. It is a public private partnership whereby municipal grants are offered to assist business owners with such actions as façade improvements to a commercial building or the creation of a bed and breakfast operation, for example.

More information regarding the other CIP Programs and the grants available can be found on the Harrow Community Improvement Plan webpage.

The CIPA sets out the geographic boundaries within which the community improvement programs (CIP) apply. The CIP would not apply to any properties outside of the CIPA.

The purpose of this public meeting is to outline what the CIP program is all about, its purpose, the incentive grants offered, and to discuss the boundaries of the Project Area. This is a formal meeting of Council to give Council the opportunity to hear public comment about the merits of the community improvement plan and project area prior to making their decision regarding adoption and implementation.

For more information, contact Jeff Watson, Policy Planner, Town of Essex, telephone: 519-776-7336x1116 or jwatson@essex.ca.