SCACIP

Draft Strategic Core Areas Community Improvement Plan

Community Improvement Plans (CIPs) are a sustainable community planning tool used by municipalities to revitalize areas of a city or community through programs, grants and incentives. CIPs also:

  • Address the reuse and restoration of lands, buildings and infrastructure
  • Address growth management challenges
  • Plan for rehabilitation, development and land-use change

The City recognizes the value of community improvement planning initiatives and identifies opportunities for future work. Under the Planning Act, Community Improvement Plans (CIPs) can be undertaken for environmental, social or economic development reasons.

The City has developed a number of financial incentives through the City's various community improvement plans. These financial incentives are available to any proponent within the community improvement project areas. These CIPs include the following:

  • Brownfield Strategy and Community Improvement Plan (adopted in 2011);
  • Town Centre Community Improvement Plan (adopted in 2012; amended in 2018);
  • Downtown Sudbury Community Improvement Plan (adopted in 2016);
  • Affordable Housing Community Improvement Plan (adopted in 2018).

The City has undertaken a review of both the Downtown Sudbury Community Improvement Plan as well as the Town Centre Community Improvement Plan. Further to focussed stakeholder consultations, a municipal best practice review, and a review of existing CIP programs in effect for Greater Sudbury, staff is recommending that the Downtown Sudbury CIP and the Town Centre CIP be replaced with a new Strategic Core Areas CIP (SCACIP).

Highlights of the new SCACIP include:

  • A new Commercial Vacancy Assistance Program for permanent leasehold improvements;
  • A new Downtown Sudbury Tenant Attraction Program in the form of an interest-free loan program;
  • A new ‘Superstack’ Tax Increment Equivalent Grant (TIEG) which clarifies criteria around stacking of TIEGs.
  • A new 20-Year TIEG for a new Parking Structure in Greater Sudbury
  • The expansion of the Façade Improvement Program to include all façades visible from the public realm
  • Clearer definitions of CIP boundaries
  • Rules around repeat applicants
  • General updates throughout to improve general requirements and descriptions of programs

Public Consulation

Virtual public consultation on the draft Strategic Core Areas Community Improvement Plan is taking place from now until June, 2022 via Microsoft Teams.

Dates and times of consultation sessions are as follows:

Online Open House 1:
June 22, 2022
6-7p.m.

Link to come

Online Open House 2:

June 23, 2022
2-3 p.m.

Link to come

Public Hearing Date:

June 27, 2022
Starting at 1 p.m.
Council Chamber in Tom Davies Square
200 Brady Street, Sudbury

Background on and drafts of the proposed Community Improvement Plan can be found in the documents section of this web page.

Legal Requirements for receiving Notice of Public Meeting, Notice of Adoption and Notice of Decision:

Should you wish to receive notice of public meeting, you must write to the City Clerk requesting such, and provide your address.
Should you wish to receive notice of adoption, you must file with the City Clerk a written request to be notified if the plan is adopted.

Any person or public body will be entitled to receive notice of the decision of the City of Greater Sudbury if a written request to be notified of the decision is made to the City Clerk's Office. Any requests shall include the person’s or public body’s address. Requests for Notice of Decision shall be submitted to the City's Clerk's Services Division, 200 Brady Street St., Sudbury, Ontario, P3A 5P3.

Submitting Comments and Your Right to Appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal:

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the City of Greater Sudbury to the Ontario Land Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Greater Sudbury before the proposed Community Improvement Plan is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

Submitting Comments and Your Right to be Added as a Party to the Hearing of an Appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal:

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Greater Sudbury before the proposed Community Improvement Plan is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Draft Strategic Core Areas Community Improvement Plan

Community Improvement Plans (CIPs) are a sustainable community planning tool used by municipalities to revitalize areas of a city or community through programs, grants and incentives. CIPs also:

  • Address the reuse and restoration of lands, buildings and infrastructure
  • Address growth management challenges
  • Plan for rehabilitation, development and land-use change

The City recognizes the value of community improvement planning initiatives and identifies opportunities for future work. Under the Planning Act, Community Improvement Plans (CIPs) can be undertaken for environmental, social or economic development reasons.

The City has developed a number of financial incentives through the City's various community improvement plans. These financial incentives are available to any proponent within the community improvement project areas. These CIPs include the following:

  • Brownfield Strategy and Community Improvement Plan (adopted in 2011);
  • Town Centre Community Improvement Plan (adopted in 2012; amended in 2018);
  • Downtown Sudbury Community Improvement Plan (adopted in 2016);
  • Affordable Housing Community Improvement Plan (adopted in 2018).

The City has undertaken a review of both the Downtown Sudbury Community Improvement Plan as well as the Town Centre Community Improvement Plan. Further to focussed stakeholder consultations, a municipal best practice review, and a review of existing CIP programs in effect for Greater Sudbury, staff is recommending that the Downtown Sudbury CIP and the Town Centre CIP be replaced with a new Strategic Core Areas CIP (SCACIP).

Highlights of the new SCACIP include:

  • A new Commercial Vacancy Assistance Program for permanent leasehold improvements;
  • A new Downtown Sudbury Tenant Attraction Program in the form of an interest-free loan program;
  • A new ‘Superstack’ Tax Increment Equivalent Grant (TIEG) which clarifies criteria around stacking of TIEGs.
  • A new 20-Year TIEG for a new Parking Structure in Greater Sudbury
  • The expansion of the Façade Improvement Program to include all façades visible from the public realm
  • Clearer definitions of CIP boundaries
  • Rules around repeat applicants
  • General updates throughout to improve general requirements and descriptions of programs

Public Consulation

Virtual public consultation on the draft Strategic Core Areas Community Improvement Plan is taking place from now until June, 2022 via Microsoft Teams.

Dates and times of consultation sessions are as follows:

Online Open House 1:
June 22, 2022
6-7p.m.

Link to come

Online Open House 2:

June 23, 2022
2-3 p.m.

Link to come

Public Hearing Date:

June 27, 2022
Starting at 1 p.m.
Council Chamber in Tom Davies Square
200 Brady Street, Sudbury

Background on and drafts of the proposed Community Improvement Plan can be found in the documents section of this web page.

Legal Requirements for receiving Notice of Public Meeting, Notice of Adoption and Notice of Decision:

Should you wish to receive notice of public meeting, you must write to the City Clerk requesting such, and provide your address.
Should you wish to receive notice of adoption, you must file with the City Clerk a written request to be notified if the plan is adopted.

Any person or public body will be entitled to receive notice of the decision of the City of Greater Sudbury if a written request to be notified of the decision is made to the City Clerk's Office. Any requests shall include the person’s or public body’s address. Requests for Notice of Decision shall be submitted to the City's Clerk's Services Division, 200 Brady Street St., Sudbury, Ontario, P3A 5P3.

Submitting Comments and Your Right to Appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal:

If a person or public body would otherwise have an ability to appeal the decision of the City of Greater Sudbury to the Ontario Land Tribunal but the person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Greater Sudbury before the proposed Community Improvement Plan is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision.

Submitting Comments and Your Right to be Added as a Party to the Hearing of an Appeal to the Ontario Land Tribunal:

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the City of Greater Sudbury before the proposed Community Improvement Plan is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Land Tribunal unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

Feedback

Please provide your feedback on the below list of related topics. You can choose one or all of the following:

  • General Framework and Direction of CIP
  • Tax Increment Equivalent Grants
  • Façade Improvements
  • Planning Fee Rebate Grant
  • Building Fee Rebate Grant
  • Residential Incentive Program
  • Commercial Vacancy Assistance Program
  • Downtown Sudbury Tenant Attraction Program
  • Feasibility Grant Program
  • General/Other
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We live on the edge of the Downtown (222 Lloyd ST.) proposed boundary and operate 8 rental units at 228 Lloyd, 11 Fairview, 14 Fairview and 15 Pearl. Our tenants are "downtowners" by choice. There are many units in our immediate vicinity that would benefit from being brought up to standard. In the past the CMHC Rental RAP (Rehabilitation) Program was very helpful to be able to improve the rental stock while keeping rents low for lower income "market" rent tenants. I wonder if the Tenant Attraction Program could help with something like this? I would be happy to explain how it worked. And interested to know if my properties might be able to be included in the downtown boundary?

kbarber144 10 days ago
Page last updated: 09 May 2022, 03:42 PM