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Essex Community Improvement Plan

Building on the 2013 downtown streetscape and Silo District development plans for Essex Centre, Council has implemented a Community Improvement Plan.

The Streetscape and Silo District plans, developed in consultation with Stempski Kelly Associates, introduce detailed landscape improvement features for Talbot Street's enhancement over the next 10 years and a land use plan for the Silo District that would complement downtown businesses, provide new activities for residents, and attract visitors to Essex Centre.

Essex Centre Community Improvement Plan

A community improvement plan provides municipal funding incentives to property owners to stimulate physical improvements to commercial buildings, new business activities and residential accommodation in the downtown within a defined Project Area, the geographic area to which the plan's program incentives apply. It has a series of programs that offer different financial incentives for specific actions and improvements, with the overall intent of revitalizing the downtown and strengthening the economic base of the community.

Other grants equal to the cost of building permits and other legislated requirements are also available.

Submit an application

Prior to submitting a Community Improvement Plan Application to the Planning Department, consultation with the Town Planner is required. The funding and grants available for individual projects are approved by Council.