Community Improvement Plans can help residents, business owners and investors to plan for the revitalization and redevelopment of their community. Under Section 28 of the Ontario Planning Act, municipalities can identify community improvement areas and develop programs and incentives to stimulate revitalization. In accordance with the Town of Innisfil’s Official Plan, the Village of Cookstown has established a Community Improvement Plan in association with the Heritage Conservation District Study.
The Cookstown Community Improvement Plan (CIP) and Cookstown Heritage Conservation District (HCD) are now in effect.
An Ontario Municipal Board Appeal was filed in regards to By-Law 010-14 Heritage Conservation District for Cookstown, however the Board has since made a decision to dismiss the Appeal. The Board’s decision can be viewed here: Ontario Municipal Board Decision May 7, 2015.
The Board has made a decision and Town Staff have implemented a plan for CIP Applications.
Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Application
- By-Law No. 011-14: Adopt a Community Improvement Area for Cookstown
- By-Law No. 014-14: Designate a Community Improvement Project Area
Studies and Reports
- Cookstown Community Improvement Plan: Background and Discussion Paper
- Cookstown Community Improvement Plan