Amount:

No Fixed Amount

Type of Program:

Tax Reduction


Description:

The purpose of the Brownfield Tax Assistance Program (TAP) is to encourage the remediation and rehabilitation of brownfield sites by providing a cancellation of the property tax increase on a property that is undergoing or has undergone remediation and development to assist with payment of the cost of environmental remediation.

Comments on Funding:

The maximum amount of tax assistance available is the total cost of remediating/rehabilitating a property.


When It Ends:

Ongoing

Deadline:

Rolling deadline

Eligibility:

Applicants must:

  • Applicants must be property owners within the Central Area Community Improvement Project Area. 
  • This program applies only to properties requiring environmental remediation and/or risk assessment/ management. 

Applications Steps:

Applicants must:

1

arrange a pre-application meeting with Municipal Staff in order to determine program eligibility;

2

complete and submit an application form and ensure that their application includes the required supporting documentation, if authorized to apply for a grant. 

3

Applications and supporting documentation are reviewed by staff to ensure that they meet all of the eligibility requirements. If the application does not meet the eligibility requirements, applicants will be notified in writing.

4

Staff may request clarification or additional supporting documentation.

5

Staff will perform an initial site visit and inspection of the property, if necessary.

6

If the application is approved by Council, the Grant Agreement is then executed by the City. A copy of the executed agreement(s) is then returned to the applicants for their records.

Documentation Needed:

Applicants must submit the following supporting documentation:

  1. 1
    photographs of the existing building;
  2. 2
    historical photographs;
  3. 3
    a heritage impact statement for designated or eligible properties;
  4. 4
    a site plan and/or professional design/study/architectural drawings;
  5. 5
    specification of the the proposed works, including a work plan for the improvements to be completed and construction drawings;
  6. 6
    estimated project construction costs, including an itemized listing of said costs;
  7. 7
    environmental reports and/or Record of Site Condition, as necessary.

Other Things to Note:

No deadline found. The 2017 Central Area Community Improvement Plan mentions the same programs as the 2021 Central Area Community Improvement Plan and usually these are programs that strech over years.

About the author 

Maurice

Maurice (Moe) Muise learned the ins-and-outs of government while an employee of the Government of Canada in Ottawa for 10 years. His current focus is helping small businesses in Ontario to identify and maximize government grants to grow their business.
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