Integrated Orléans Community Improvement Plan

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Welcome to the Engage Ottawa webpage for the Integrated Orléans Community Improvement Plan!

What exactly is a Community Improvement Plan? A powerful tool for Ontario municipalities to enable the provision of financial incentives directly to property owners to encourage property upgrades and improve economic vitality within a designated area.

The specific objectives of the Integrated Orléans Community Improvement Plan are:

- Urban Renewal and Revitalization
- Stimulate private investment
- Encourage highest and best use
- Add variety to business mix
- Job growth
- Pedestrian-friendly, healthy vibrant streets

To fulfill the Integrated Orléans Community Plan, staff recommend to

Welcome to the Engage Ottawa webpage for the Integrated Orléans Community Improvement Plan!

What exactly is a Community Improvement Plan? A powerful tool for Ontario municipalities to enable the provision of financial incentives directly to property owners to encourage property upgrades and improve economic vitality within a designated area.

The specific objectives of the Integrated Orléans Community Improvement Plan are:

- Urban Renewal and Revitalization
- Stimulate private investment
- Encourage highest and best use
- Add variety to business mix
- Job growth
- Pedestrian-friendly, healthy vibrant streets

To fulfill the Integrated Orléans Community Plan, staff recommend to terminate the existing by-law for St.Joseph Boulevard Community Improvement Plan and the Orléans Community Plan, and that Council approve and adopt by By-law the Integrated Orléans Improvement Plan.

Program Goals:

  • Combine successful elements of both existing CIPs; the Orléans CIP & St. Joseph Blvd CIP
  • Eliminate confusion and overlap between two existing Orléans CIPs
  • Provide new tools to instill added vigor to the Orléans businesses and main streets
  • Encourage rehabilitation, redevelopment, and revitalization of the existing built environment and built-form aesthetics and urban design goals
  • Address job creation needs
  • Foster vibrant activity and breathe new life along the area’s main streets and pedestrian/cyclist thoroughfares including those streets that will provide access to the four new LRT stations
  • Encourage high-rise developments (where permitted) to develop ground floor rental space exclusively for sidewalk-oriented ground floor active uses to promote an active pedestrian and cyclist environment

The proposed timeline is:

  • 6 July, 2021: Finance and Economic Development Committee
  • 25 August, 2021 : Council for Program Approval
  • 8 September, 2021 : Council Enact By-laws
  • 15 September, 2021 : Formal Notice of By-law enactment
  • 15 Sept. to 5 Oct., 2021 - 20-day appeal period before by-law is in force
  • Mid-October 2021 forward - Implementation