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Community Improvement Program

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Did you know the Town of Prescott Community Improvement Plan (CIP) offers a number of grants and loans to Prescott business and property owners? 

A Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is a revitalization tool that allows a municipality to direct funds and implement policy initiatives toward specifically defined project areas. Section 28 of the Planning Act gives municipalities that have enabling policies in their official plans the ability to prepare Community Improvement Plans.  CIP’s 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(s).

The Town of Prescott's CIP recognizes four areas of focus in distinct geographical project areas. The areas of focus are:

  1. RiverWalk District and the Historic Downtown Core - This area was the subject of the 2012 CIP and will continue to be eligible for CIP incentives moving forward. 
    Note: All proposed improvements under category one, shall demonstrate consistency with the character and context of adjoining buildings and in so doing shall ensure consistency with the Town’s approved Downtown Design Guidelines.
  2. The Employment Area - This area is located north of the CN Railway, south of Highway 401 and west of Edward Street to the Town limits exclusive of the northern residential area and the Sandy Hill cemetery. It is the area which includes most of Prescott’s industrial and manufacturing industries and is a vital component of future growth in Prescott.
  3. Heritage Conservation - Designated heritage buildings located in the downtown core and in the residential district south of the railway corridor.
  4. Brownfields - Known or suspected Brownfield areas. 

For more information, please view the Application Guide, Community Improvement Plan and Application Forms below.

Application Guide

Community Improvement Plan

Application Forms

CIP Application: Riverwalk-District-Downtown-Core
CIP Application: Heritage Conservation Area
CIP Application: Employment-Area
CIP Application: Brownfields

Application Submission

By email:

In person/by mail: Town of Prescott, Economic Development Department
Attention to: Dana Valentyne, Economic Development Officer
360 Dibble St. W PO Box 160 Prescott, ON K0E 1T0