Argyle Community Improvement Plan

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What is a Community Improvement Plan?

A Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is a strategy that guides redevelopment and improvements within a defined area of need. To achieve the strategy, CIPs allow a municipality to take actions such as:

  • Identify changes needed to land use planning policy, zoning, other by-laws and practices;
  • Acquire, rehabilitate, and dispose of land;
  • Provide grants and loans to property owners that would otherwise be unavailable; and,
  • Direct investments made to infrastructure and public space.

It is because of the City’s ability to provide incentive-based programs (grants and loans) that community improvement is often used as a tool to encourage and support community and economic redevelopment. In other words, the City may provide financial incentives to encourage the private sector to invest in a way that supports the City’s policy goals and objectives – such as, improving buildings, building residential dwelling units to increase population, investing in an area in need of improvement or contributing to the economic development of an area.


How can you participate?


What is City Planning Staff’s role?

  • Consult with residents, business owners, and anyone else who is interested in the future of Argyle and get feedback.
  • Consult with City Divisions and Agencies.
  • Review planning policies, projects and legislation.
  • Conduct on-site research and analyse the area.
  • Make recommendations to Council to implement the CIP


What is City Council’s role?

  • Consider the recommendations from City Planning Staff and the feedback from project participants and make the final decision about the implementation of the Argyle Community Improvement Plan.








What is a Community Improvement Plan?

A Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is a strategy that guides redevelopment and improvements within a defined area of need. To achieve the strategy, CIPs allow a municipality to take actions such as:

  • Identify changes needed to land use planning policy, zoning, other by-laws and practices;
  • Acquire, rehabilitate, and dispose of land;
  • Provide grants and loans to property owners that would otherwise be unavailable; and,
  • Direct investments made to infrastructure and public space.

It is because of the City’s ability to provide incentive-based programs (grants and loans) that community improvement is often used as a tool to encourage and support community and economic redevelopment. In other words, the City may provide financial incentives to encourage the private sector to invest in a way that supports the City’s policy goals and objectives – such as, improving buildings, building residential dwelling units to increase population, investing in an area in need of improvement or contributing to the economic development of an area.


How can you participate?


What is City Planning Staff’s role?

  • Consult with residents, business owners, and anyone else who is interested in the future of Argyle and get feedback.
  • Consult with City Divisions and Agencies.
  • Review planning policies, projects and legislation.
  • Conduct on-site research and analyse the area.
  • Make recommendations to Council to implement the CIP


What is City Council’s role?

  • Consider the recommendations from City Planning Staff and the feedback from project participants and make the final decision about the implementation of the Argyle Community Improvement Plan.







  • June 2, 2021 - Virtual Community Information Meetings

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    The City of London held two virtual Community Information Meetings on June 2, 2021 for the Argyle Area Community Improvement Plan project. Both meetings provided the same information and included a staff presentation followed by an opportunity for questions and answers. Input heard at these meetings will help to form the draft Community Improvement Plan which will be considered by City Council at a later date.

  • Feb. 17, 2021 - Argyle Virtual Community Information Meeting

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    Argyle Virtual Community Information Meeting - February 17, 2021

    The City of London held two virtual Community Information Meetings for the Argyle Area to launch the Argyle Community Improvement Plan project. Both meetings provided the same information, and included a staff presentation and opportunity for the public to ask questions and provide feedback. Thank you for your input - it helps City Planning Staff to affirm goals, initiatives & gather new ideas for the Argyle Area!

  • Nov. 5, 2020 - Argyle Virtual Community Information Meeting

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    The City of London held a virtual community information meeting for the Argyle area on November 5, 2020 to provide updates on the following:

    • A summary of the community profile, development activity and regeneration efforts happening in the area;
    • Highlight tools that can be used to implement the community's regeneration goals for the area; and
    • Determine the best approach to achieve community improvement and regeneration in the Argyle are in the context of the London Plan and other applicable legislation.

    Below are the notes and presentation from that meeting. If you have any other questions, please reach out to the team.

    Community Information Meeting Q & A

    Community Information Meeting Chat

    Virtual Community Meeting Video