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Initially approved in 2005, the Bowmanville Community Improvement Plan was reviewed in 2017 and amended in January 2018.

For a copy of the CIP Report, please contact the Planning Services Department

About Community Improvement Grants

Community improvement grants provide incentives to property and business owners to invest in and improve the look and function of buildings in Bowmanville's historic downtown.

There are seven grant programs available for those who want to make changes and upgrades to buildings in downtown Bowmanville.

Building Permit Fee Grant Program

This grant program helps the property owner pay for the cost of the development process. The grant helps offset the amount charged in Building Permit Fees to a limit of $3,000.

Site Plan Control Fee Grant Program

This grant program assists commercial zone property owners with the cost of the development process. The grant helps offset the Site Plan Control Fee to a limit of $3,000.

Signage Grant Program

This grant program helps business owners with the cost of designing and installing new signs within the Community Improvement Plan area. It provides a subsidy equivalent to 50 per cent of the amount of the new sign or a $2,000 maximum, whichever is smaller.

Heritage Building Façade Improvement Grant Program

This grant assists with the cost of the rehabilitation process, especially for properties that are on the Municipal Heritage Resource Inventory. The grant provides a subsidy equivalent to 33 per cent of the amount to a maximum of $10,000.

Upgrade to Building Code Grant Program

This grant program helps property owners with the cost of building improvements required to bring older buildings into conformity with the Ontario Building Code. The grant provides a subsidy equivalent to 33 per cent of the amount to a maximum of $10,000.

Reconstruction Grant Program

This grant program helps property owners with financing the cost of the reconstruction after property loss caused by natural disaster providing a one-time subsidy to a maximum of $10,000. All buildings that are reconstructed must be designed in keeping with the historical context of Bowmanville and must fit into the heritage streetscape.

Accessibility Grant Program

The grant program assists property and business owners with the cost of providing accessibility improvements. The improvements are geared towards making the building more accessible while maintaining its heritage character. The grant provides a subsidy equivalent to 50 per cent of the amount to a maximum of $10,000.

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