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Community Improvement Plan

The Town of Carleton Place is working with Dillon Consulting on the development of a Community Improvement Plan (CIP).

The intent of the CIP project is to identify priorities and design financial incentives for three separate objectives: (i) create more affordable housing, (ii) revitalize the downtown, and (iii) encourage the redevelopment of underutilized properties commonly referred to as ‘brownfields.’



Community Improvement Plan Project Update

The Interim Report for the Carleton Place Community Improvement Plan (CIP) project is now available for review.  The purpose of this report is to provide a general outline of the results and findings of work undertaken during the Phase 1 (Background Research/Analysis) portion of the project, including a summary of stakeholder input, public input, and the major themes for the CIP, as identified through consultation.


Notice of Virtual/Electronic Public Meeting – Proposed Community Improvement

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place will hold a virtual/electronic public meeting on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2022, at 7:15 p.m. to consider a proposed Community Improvement Plan pursuant to the provisions of the Planning Act, R.S.O. 1990.  Please see below for information on how to provide comments or participate in the virtual/electronic public meeting.

The Community Improvement Plan has been prepared by Dillon Consulting Limited and is proposed to be Town-wide (see Key Map below for location). The purpose of the proposed Community Improvement Plan is to help stimulate affordable housing development, downtown revitalization, and brownfield redevelopment. The proposed Community Improvement Plan includes policies and programs to incentivize this type of development.

ANY PERSON may attend the virtual public meeting and/or make written or verbal representation either in support of or in opposition to the proposed Community Improvement Plan. 

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place before the Community Improvement is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place to the Ontario Land Tribunal (OLT).

How to Provide Comments or Participate in an Electronic Public Meeting 

Due to the COVID-19 declared emergency, Public Meetings are being held virtually through electronic means and live-streamed on the Town’s website. Any person who wishes to make oral submissions during the electronic Public Meeting must register as a delegate. To register as a delegate, persons may provide their contact information (name, address, email, and phone number) to the Town Clerk by 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 22nd, 2022.  Registered delegates will receive the necessary log-in details to the meeting. By registering as a delegate, persons are consenting to their image, voice, and comments being recorded and available for public viewing on the Town’s website. Written submissions may also be provided to the Clerk by 2:00 p.m. on Monday, August 22nd, 2022.

If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Council of the Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place on the proposed Community Improvement Plan, you must make a written request to the Corporation of the Town of Carleton Place, c/o Stacey Blair, Clerk, at the mailing address noted below. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION and any associated reports/documents relating to this matter are available for review during regular office hours at Town Hall on Bridge Street on the Town’s website at www.carletonplace.ca.

The Public Meeting Agenda regarding this application will be available on the Town’s website by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 18th, 2022.

View the Proposed Community Improvement Plan document

Key Project Area Map


Public Information Centre #2 – Community Improvement Plan for Affordable Housing, Downtown Revitalization, and Brownfield Redevelopment

The Town of Carleton Place held the Public Information Centre (PIC) #2 for the Community Improvement Plan (CIP) project last night, Tuesday, June 28th, 2022. The intent of the CIP project is to identify priorities and design financial incentives for three separate objectives: (i) create more affordable housing, (ii) revitalize the downtown, and (iii) encourage the redevelopment of underutilized properties commonly referred to as ‘brownfields.’

The purpose of PIC #2 was to present the draft CIP, allow people to learn about how it was created, and inform the public about the opportunities the CIP creates for their community. Polling questions were asked throughout the presentation by the Town’s consultant hired for the project, Dillon Consulting. In order to allow for further community feedback for those who were unable to attend last night’s session, the presentation slides or a recording of the presentation are available to review along with the survey questions.  Residents will have the ability to provide their responses to the survey questions until 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 7th, 2022.  The feedback received during PIC #2 will help the Town to refine the CIP, which will be presented to Council at a later date.


Summary of Stakeholder and Public Input

Dillon Consulting has prepared a document which provides a summary of feedback received from stakeholders and the public during the preliminary stage of the Carleton Place Community Improvement Plan (CIP) project. The “What We Heard” engagement summary provides a brief overview of the knowledge gained through targeted liaison with stakeholders in the community and a Public Information Centre (PIC), which was held on January 27th, 2022. The summary then closes with a brief discussion on the major themes that the project team identified during their engagement with stakeholders and the public.

Presentation and Survey from Public Information Centre #1

The Town of Carleton Place held a Public Information Centre on Thursday, January 27th, 2022, to introduce the Carleton Place Community Improvement Plan (CIP) project. The intent of the CIP project is to identify priorities and design financial incentives for three separate objectives: (i) create more affordable housing, (ii) revitalize the downtown, and (iii) encourage the redevelopment of underutilized properties commonly referred to as ‘brownfields.’

The purpose of the Public Information Centre was to provide the public with an opportunity to learn about the CIP project and offer their insight on areas or sites of interest.  Survey questions were asked throughout the presentation by the Town’s consultant hired for the project, Dillon Consulting. In order to allow for further community feedback for those who were unable to attend last night’s session, the presentation slides along with the survey questions are available to review below. 

Residents will have the ability to provide their responses to the survey questions until 4:00 p.m. on Monday, February 7th, 2022.  The feedback received to these survey questions and during this Public Information Centre will be used to help the Town prepare the CIP which will be presented to the public at a later date.


Notice of Public Information Centre

Community Improvement Plan for Affordable Housing, Downtown Revitalization, and Brownfield Redevelopment

The Town of Carleton Place will be holding a Public Information Centre to introduce the Carleton Place Community Improvement Plan (CIP) project. The intent of the CIP project is to identify priorities and design financial incentives for three separate objectives: (i) create more affordable housing, (ii) revitalize the downtown, and (iii) encourage the redevelopment of underutilized properties commonly referred to as ‘brownfields.’

The purpose of the Public Information Centre is to provide the public with an opportunity to learn about the CIP project and offer their insight on areas or sites of interest.  The feedback received during this Public Information Centre will help the Town prepare the CIP which will be presented to the public at a later date.

YOU ARE INVITED

Please note: Due to continuing efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to protect individuals, the meeting will be held virtually.

You are invited to participate in the Public Information Centre by attending electronically via virtual meeting, at the link below. The session will include a presentation about the CIP project and the results of some preliminary research on affordable housing, downtown revitalization, and brownfield redevelopment. There will also be a question-and-answer session, as well as an opportunity to express your early interest in the forthcoming financial incentive programs.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE

The Public Information Centre will be held on Thursday, January 27th, 2022, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., virtually via Zoom. To attend, please use the Zoom link for this meeting.

For further information about the CIP project in advance of the Public Information Centre, please contact Niki Dwyer, Director of Development Services, Town of Carleton Place, at email  ndwyer@carletonplace.ca or phone 613-257-6202.