The Municipality of Red Lake is Preparing a Community Improvement Plan (CIP).

What is a CIP?

A Community Improvement Plan (often called a CIP) is a land use planning tool (legislated under the Planning Act) that provides a framework for revitalizing, beautifying, and promoting economic development in defined areas of a municipality. A CIP encourages private sector investment and identifies projects and initiatives that may be implemented by the Municipality during the life of the Plan. Importantly, once a CIP is put into place, the Municipality is able to provide financial incentives (i.e., grants, loans, rebates, and tax assistance) to eligible landowners and tenants to help with physical improvements to private property.

Can a CIP Help my Business?

Yes! There are hundreds of CIPs in place across Ontario, which are helping local businesses with improvements to commercial buildings. Financial assistance could also be available through the Red Lake CIP to assist with :
  • Facade, signage, landscaping, and parking improvements;
  • Redevelopment of vacant buildings or land;
  • Improvements to rental housing;
  • Energy efficiency retrofits;
  • Brownfield remediation; and
  • Building conversions.

Notice of Open House for Draft CIP
A Public Open House will be held on Wednesday April 5th, 2017 to present information about a draft CIP. We hope you can join us!

DATE: April 5th, 2017
TIME: 7:00pm to 8:30pm
(Note: Presentation at 7:30 pm)
LOCATION: Red Lake Regional Heritage Centre, 51A Highway 105

Have a Question?
For more information about the CIP project, please contact:
Ms. Sarah Robin, Planner
Municipality of Red Lake
Phone: (807)735-2096 extension 236
Fax: (866) 681-2954

Want more information?
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has prepared a Community Improvement Planning Handbook (2008), which provides more information on Community Improvement Plans:
View MMAH CIP Guide
What is the Process?

The CIP will be prepared through a Two-Phase Work Program, which meets the requirements of the Planning Act. It is anticipated that the Work Program will lead to the adoption of a Community Improvement Plan in early 2017. There will be opportunities for public involvement in both phases of the project.

Background Review, Analysis, Consultation and Options Identification

Preparation of a Community Improvement Plan and Concept Plan