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Fort Erie Gateway Economic Zone Community Improvement Plan and Related Official Plan Amendment for Community Improvement Policies Council Adopts Official Plan Amendment 9 - Amendment to Community Improvement Policies!

Please take a moment to review the notice of adoption by Clicking Here

Please take a moment to review the by-law 132-12 by Clicking Here

Council endorsed in principal the Gateway Economic Zone Community Improvement Plan!

Please take a moment to review report no. CDS-103-12 by Clicking Here

Gateway Economic Zone Community Improvement Plan

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Council passes by-law 44-13 designating an Gateway Economic Zone Community Improvement Project Area for employment lands - to review by-law CLICK HERE

Council passes by-law 45-13 to adopt a Gateway Economic Zone Community Improvement Plan for the Town of Fort Erie - to review by-law CLICK HERE

Public Meeting Notice

The Town of Fort Erie has initiated a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for the employment lands within Fort Erie that are identified as provincially and regionally important by the Provincial Growth Plan and Regional Policy Plan, as amended. The CIP provides a comprehensive framework for the introduction and implementation of financial incentive programs (Tax Increment Grant Program) and municipal leadership actions in order to support economic development and job creation.

Strategic locations for investment are identified on the above map. While the CIP programs apply to employment lands in general, financial incentive programs are tailored over a longer time period for lands identified as strategic locations for investment. The CIP programs generally apply to employment lands within the urban area, although the local CIP is proposed to apply to the Canadian Motor Speedway lands as a “significant location for investment” should the Ontario Municipal Board approve the proposed Canadian Motor Speedway as a land use for the subject lands. The proposed Fort Erie CIP is similar to a CIP endorsed by Regional Council in order to maximize incentive programs for development.

The proposed Fort Erie CIP is similar to a CIP endorsed by Regional Council in order to maximize incentive programs for development. The Draft Proposed Fort Erie CIP, like the Regional endorsed CIP programs, generally apply to employment lands within the urban area, although the Fort Erie CIP is proposed to also apply to the Canadian Motor Speedway lands as a “significant location for investment” should the Ontario Municipal Board approve the proposed Canadian Motor Speedway as a land use for the subject lands.

The bolded text in the draft proposed Fort Erie CIP reflects the differences between the Fort Erie CIP and the Region's endorsed CIP.

Draft Fort Erie Gateway Economic Zone Community Improvement Plan - Click Here

Proposed Official Plan Amendment to Community Improvement Plan Policies

The Town’s Official Plan contains policies enabling the Town to approve Community Improvement Plans anywhere within the urban area to accomplish certain redevelopment objectives. The Town proposes to amend the Official Plan to allow the Canadian Motor Speedway, recognized as a “strategic location for investment”, but outside the urban area, to be included in the Gateway CIP, provided the land use is approved by the Ontario Municipal Board.

Proposed Official Plan Amendment - Click Here

Please take a moment to review the notice of adoption by Clicking Here

Regional Niagara Endorsed Gateway Economic Zone and Centre Community Improvement Plan - Click Here

Related Town Administrative Reports

To view Report CDS-56-11 respecting this matter - Click Here

To view Report CDS-20-12 respecting this matter - Click Here

To view Report CDS-26-12 respecting this matter - Click Here

To view Report CDS-68-12 respecting this matter - Click Here