Community Improvement Plan
In January 2008, the City of Elliot Lake contracted a planning firm to complete a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for the City's commercial areas. The draft plan was reviewed at a public meeting on June 23, 2008 and was passed with amendments on July 28, 2008. The CIP took effect on August 21, 2008. Since then, additional amendments were made to the plan and presented at the regular scheduled municipal Council meeting held March 13, 2017. A resolution was passed that the amendments to the Community Improvement Plan be approved as recommended by the Economic Development Committee.
The Community Improvement Plan allows the City of Elliot Lake to provide various financial incentives to commercial business owners and landlords to make improvements to their buildings and properties. Under Elliot Lake's CIP, these incentives are geared to visible improvements including facades, landscaping and signage for buildings within the downtown core and the north and south industrial areas. The Community Improvement Plan are supplemented by Urban Design Guidelines and a Public Space Vision Document.
The purpose of the CIP is to create an interesting and inviting area that supports sidewalk activities - such as window shopping - while expressing business individuality and preserving architectural heritage. The incentives for businesses are not meant to brand the community or suppress diversity and limit creativity, but to create a diverse yet unified municipal appearance.
To view the Community Improvement Plan and supplementary documents, follow the links below.
- Community Improvement Plan Summary Handout
- City of Elliot Lake Community Improvement Plan
- Community Improvement Plan Application Form
The City of Elliot Lake retained the services of Bywater Mitchell Architects in 1996 to prepare the Downtown Core and Industrial Improvements document. This document has been used as the basis for the revised Urban Design Guidelines.
For more information on Elliot Lake's Community Improvement Plan, contact the Economic Development Department.
Tel: (705) 848-2287 ext. 2134
Fax: (705) 461-7289
45 Hillside Drive North
Elliot Lake, ON