About the Project
The Township of Adelaide Metcalfe, with the help of Re: public Urbanism, is undertaking the development of a Community Improvement Plan (CIP). This project will seek build on the Township’s intersection of urban and rural economies/growth, priorities for beautification and placemaking, as well as the geographic intersection of key regional road connections. This page is dedicated to providing information and news throughout the life of the project, so we encourage you to check back here often to stay up-to-date and involved!
Over the next few months, you’ll be hearing more about the project and ways to participate, including an online survey, virtual open house, and public meeting. These public engagement events will ensure that the community’s priorities are heard and reflected in the final product. Following the completion of this project in early Fall 2022, the Township of Adelaide Metcalfe will have a brand-new CIP developed by, and for, the community.
As mentioned, there will be several ways for the public to participate in the development of the CIP and we encourage everyone to have their say in creating a vision for community improvement in Adelaide Metcalfe. Below is a brief overview of the planned consultation events and project timeline:
Open House & Public Meeting
Open House - September 19, 2022, at 6:00 pm (in-person & virtual)
The open house will provide more information to the public as well as allow for feedback and questions on the draft community improvement plan and community improvement plan by-law. You may participate in-person at the Township Council Chambers located at 2340 Egremont Drive, Strathroy, or virtually via Zoom on the above date and time.
Public Meeting - October 3, 2022, at 6:00 pm (in-person & virtual)
The public meeting will allow the public to make formal written and/or oral submissions on the draft community improvement plan and community improvement plan by-law, prior to Council consideration. You may participate in-person at the Township Council Chambers located at 2340 Egremont Drive, Strathroy, or virtually via Zoom on the above date and time.
- Notice of Public Meeting/Open House
- Draft Community Improvement By-Law
- DRAFT Community Improvement Plan
What is a CIP?
A CIP is a powerful tool that can be used by a municipality to facilitate the (re)development, rehabilitation, or revitalization of selected areas to achieve a community’s goals for improvement. Depending on the community, these could be: increasing commercial activity on a main street; promoting (re)development of vacant, underutilized, or former industrial lands; or even generally improving the economic landscape for targeted sectors throughout the entire municipality. These goals are generally achieved through encouraging physical improvement projects on private and public lands that will benefit specific areas or even the entire community.
Most CIPs provide a selection of financial incentive programs specially tailored to encourage property or building owners to undertake improvement projects that are aligned with the goals and vision of the plan. These programs typically offer grants to assist with costs associated with façade improvements, new signage, landscaping, or even professional studies, permits, or fees. Without a CIP, municipalities are generally prohibited from offering financial assistance to the private sector in any way; a CIP therefore provides unique and innovative opportunities for the municipality to help out the community.
How to Participate and Who to Contact
Should you have any questions or wish to receive more information on the Adelaide-Metcalfe Community Improvement Plan please do not hesitate to contact:
Morgan Calvert, CAO
Township of Adelaide Metcalfe
2340 Egremont Drive, RR5
Strathroy-ON N7G 3H6