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Community Improvement Plan

Ward St CIP concept


Township of Selwyn
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 270, Bridgenorth, ON
K0L 1H0

Physical Address:
1310 Centre Line, Selwyn, ON
K9J 6X5

Phone: 705 292-9507
or 877 213-7419
Public Works After Hours - Emergencies Only 705-740-6036
Email Township

The Community Improvement Plan (CIP)

A CIP is a planning and economic development framework that includes public realm improvement projects and financial incentive programs designed to stimulate private sector investment and building rehabilitation and development. CIPs can assist residents, business owners, and investors to plan for the revitalization, redevelopment and stabilization of their neighbourhoods. A CIP also enables the Township to provide financial incentives to private landowners for improvements to lands, buildings, signs, landscaping and other works. 

CIP - 5 Year Review

Notice of Public Meeting for the Community Improvement Plan

Take notice that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Selwyn will be holding a public meeting pursuant to Section 28 of the Planning Act on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at the Municipal Building, 1310 Centre Line, Selwyn ON.

Once approved by Council, the Community Improvement Plan would enable the Municipality to provide financial incentives to building and business owners. See link below for further details or by attending the Municipal Office; 1310 Centre Line, Selwyn ON.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of Selwyn before the by-law is passed, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of the Council of the Township of Selwyn to the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT), nor can they be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the LPAT unless, in the opinion of the Tribunal, there are reasonable grounds to do so.

Written submissions may be delivered to the attention of Angela Chittick, Clerk, Township of Selwyn, PO Box 270, Bridgenorth, ON  K0L 1H0, phone 705-292-9507, fax 705-292-8964, email

The CIP was adopted in 2012 and is now undergoing a 5 year review. As part of this review, Luciano Piccioni, President of RCI Consulting, will be:

  • Reviewing the results of the existing incentive programs to determine uptake, effectiveness and any needed refinements;
  • Determining if any critical needs are not being met by the existing programs;
  • Identifying gaps or issues with regard to existing program content and administration;
  • Reviewing the existing Community Improvement Project Area (CIPA) and areas outside of the current CIPA; and
  • Proposing incentive program revisions and additions and a revised CIPA as needed to address critical needs and gaps.

Lakefield, Bridgenorth, Ennismore & Young's Point CIP

The Township of Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield retained RCI Consulting in association with GSP Group Inc. to prepare a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for its commercial core areas in the Villages of Bridgenorth and Lakefield and the Hamlets of Ennismore and Young's Point. The consulting team worked closely with a project steering committee that included senior Township staff, County staff, the Reeve, and representatives from the four communities. In addition to the guidance provided by the steering committee, the preparation of the CIP was informed and guided by an extensive program of community consultation and oversight from Township Council.

Buckhorn CIP

In the Spring of 2015, the Township of Selwyn and the Municipality of Trent Lakes engaged MHBC Planning Limited to compete a joint Community Improvement Plan for the Hamlet of Buckhorn.

The adopted 2016 Buckhorn CIP is for the commercial core area in the Hamlet of Buckhorn. The Municipality of Trent Lakes has adopted the same CIP guidelines on the opposite side of the bridge to pursue a cohesive approach to Buckhorn's beautfication. The guidelines within the final CIP document are meant to assist and foster enhancements of buildings, properties, streets and keep with the overall desired vision and character of each area identified.