Downtown Community Improvement Plan

The City of Brantford has prepared a new Downtown Community Improvement Plan (CIP) to promote development and investment in the Downtown.

Latest Update

City Council adopted the Downtown Community Improvement Plan at its meeting held on June 22, 2021.

The Downtown Community Improvement Plan is intended to support Downtown revitalization and bring more people to live and work in Downtown Brantford by helping property owners redevelop their properties within the new Downtown Brantford Urban Growth Centre (UGC), as shown below. It is envisioned that these redevelopment projects will provide for a variety of types and tenures of residential units, including affordable housing, support existing and new commercial and institutional uses, and contribute to a complete community in the heart of the City.

Downtown Urban Growth Centre and Downtown Community Improvement Project Area
Figure 1 - Downtown Urban Growth Centre and Downtown Community Improvement Project Area

The Downtown CIP includes a Property Tax Increment-Based Grant program to provide property owners with a financial incentive to redevelop their properties within the UGC. Eligible redevelopment projects may include new buildings or substantial additions for residential uses or mixed uses (with both residential and commercial units) that will result in an increase in the assessed value of the property. Depending on the provision of affordable housing units in a redevelopment project, the grant may be enhanced to provide a greater financial incentive.

For more information, please contact:

Victoria Coates, Senior Planner, Long Range Planning
Planning Department
100 Wellington Square
Brantford, ON N3T 2M2
Tel: 519-759-4150, ext. 5712
Email: vcoates@brantford.ca