Core Area 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.

Why are we preparing a CIP for the Core Area?

In response to increasing concerns received regarding the state of the core area, and acknowledging that there has previously been extensive public and private investment in the downtown and surrounding areas, the City of London initiated a study to identify the gaps that were potentially hindering the success of the core area. The Core Area Action Plan was the result of this study, which identified a number of initiatives that were intended to fill in these gaps. In October 2019, Municipal Council received this plan and directed its implementation.

While there are existing Community Improvement Plans for the downtown and Old East Village, the Core Area Action Plan identified the need for a specialized Community Improvement Plan that addressed parts of the downtown and Old East Village, but also bridged the gap between these two areas of the city.

Where is the “Core Area”?

Core Area Community Improvement Plan Map

How can I participate?

A draft Core Area Community Improvement Plan is currently being prepared based on the consultation and feedback received through the Core Area Action Plan process. The draft document will be released in the October 2020 and posted on this webpage for public review. Opportunities to participate and submit feedback will be available in the future. Please check back for updates.

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.

Why are we preparing a CIP for the Core Area?

In response to increasing concerns received regarding the state of the core area, and acknowledging that there has previously been extensive public and private investment in the downtown and surrounding areas, the City of London initiated a study to identify the gaps that were potentially hindering the success of the core area. The Core Area Action Plan was the result of this study, which identified a number of initiatives that were intended to fill in these gaps. In October 2019, Municipal Council received this plan and directed its implementation.

While there are existing Community Improvement Plans for the downtown and Old East Village, the Core Area Action Plan identified the need for a specialized Community Improvement Plan that addressed parts of the downtown and Old East Village, but also bridged the gap between these two areas of the city.

Where is the “Core Area”?

Core Area Community Improvement Plan Map

How can I participate?

A draft Core Area Community Improvement Plan is currently being prepared based on the consultation and feedback received through the Core Area Action Plan process. The draft document will be released in the October 2020 and posted on this webpage for public review. Opportunities to participate and submit feedback will be available in the future. Please check back for updates.