Community Improvement Plan

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The City of Sarnia is undertaking a review and modernization of its existing Community Improvement Plans. The various stages of this process are outlined in the Project Timeline.


WHAT IS A COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PLAN?

Community Improvement Plans (CIP) are strategic financial investment tools used by communities to stimulate and support key community outcomes. These plans are designed to leverage targeted public investment in the form of capital investments through a suite of grant offerings, with the intent to stimulate private investment in specific and defined community outcomes. These outcomes are community-specific and may include:

  • facilitate growth while encouraging private sector investment;
  • support the development of affordable and rental housing;
  • enhance the quality of the public realm;
  • create a focus for community activities;
  • beautification opportunities along the waterfront and improving connectivity between the waterfront and the downtown core; and
  • identify changes needed to land use planning policies, zoning, and/or other bylaws, policies, and practices;

WHAT AREAS OF THE CITY ARE INCLUDED?

The project area generally includes the areas known as:

  • Downtown;
  • Mitton Village; and
  • Northgate

Defined boundaries will be identified through the plan regarding residential and commercial incentives.


WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Get involved by:

  • following the project,
  • participate in the community engagement sessions, and
  • sharing within the community



The City of Sarnia is undertaking a review and modernization of its existing Community Improvement Plans. The various stages of this process are outlined in the Project Timeline.


WHAT IS A COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PLAN?

Community Improvement Plans (CIP) are strategic financial investment tools used by communities to stimulate and support key community outcomes. These plans are designed to leverage targeted public investment in the form of capital investments through a suite of grant offerings, with the intent to stimulate private investment in specific and defined community outcomes. These outcomes are community-specific and may include:

  • facilitate growth while encouraging private sector investment;
  • support the development of affordable and rental housing;
  • enhance the quality of the public realm;
  • create a focus for community activities;
  • beautification opportunities along the waterfront and improving connectivity between the waterfront and the downtown core; and
  • identify changes needed to land use planning policies, zoning, and/or other bylaws, policies, and practices;

WHAT AREAS OF THE CITY ARE INCLUDED?

The project area generally includes the areas known as:

  • Downtown;
  • Mitton Village; and
  • Northgate

Defined boundaries will be identified through the plan regarding residential and commercial incentives.


WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Get involved by:

  • following the project,
  • participate in the community engagement sessions, and
  • sharing within the community