Brantford is committed to resolving brownfield issues through a variety of policy, financial, and remediation activities. The City of Brantford intends to make full use of the authority that has been granted to municipalities through recent changes in provincial legislation.
The following are brief descriptions of the programs and initiatives that have been undertaken by Brantford.
Brownfields Strategic Action Plan
The Brownfield Strategic Action Plan is a document that outlines the City's approach to promoting the remediation and redevelopment of brownfield sites.
The Brownfields Community Improvement Plan
The Brownfields Community Improvement Plan is a toolkit for the City to deal effectively with a wide variety of brownfield properties. The Plan guides municipal activity in brownfield redevelopment and lays the foundation for incentive programs. A copy of the CIP can be found at the bottom of this page.
Brantford Brownfields Financial Tax Incentive Program
The Brantford Brownfields Financial Tax Incentive Program (BFTIP) provides tax assistance to private developers for the rehabilitation and redevelopment of brownfield properties. The goal of this program is to make brownfield properties a worthwhile investment as compared to uncontaminated greenfield sites. The BFTIP will allow successful applicants to obtain rebates on the municipal and school portion of property taxes paid on remediated brownfield properites. The Brantford BFTIP is designed to work in conjunction with the provincial version of the Brownfield Financial Tax Incentive Program. An application to the Brantford Brownfields Financial Tax Incentive Program will also serve as an application to the Provincial program. The contributions by each level of government is outlined below:
Municipal Assistance- The City of Brantford will rebate for approved properties up to 100% of property taxes paid for municipal purposes during the rehabilitation and development period of the brownfield redevelopment project.
Provincial Assistance- The Provincial rebate for the school portion of the property tax bill will be considered on a case-by-case basis and is subject to approval by the Ministry of Finance. The amount of assistance will be determined by the Ministry of Finance and will be administered on a timeline set by the Province.
The BFTIP Guidelines and application form can be found at the bottom of the page.
Development Charges Bylaw
The remediation of some brownfield properties may be eligible for credits under Brantford's Development Charges Bylaw.
For additional information about these programs and to determine project eligibility please contact the Policy Planning Division of Community Development Services at 519-759-4150 or email directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
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