Open House on Community Improvement Plan for Housing Development

The City of Sault Ste. Marie is developing a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for housing development that aims to address housing needs through various financial incentives. A public open house will be held for the community to provide input into the CIP.

Date: Monday, July 22, 2024

Time: 4 – 7 p.m. (come and go format)

Location: Russ Ramsay Room, Ronald A. Irwin Civic Centre, 3rd Floor

The CIP introduces three main financial incentive programs that include a Per-Door Grant, a Tax Increment Equivalent Grant, and a Feasibility Study Grant. Properties eligible for these programs include First Neighbourhoods and Downtown Areas, Other Strategic Development Areas, and the remainder of the Other Urban Settlement Area.

The City estimates needing approximately 3,115 new housing units by 2036 to meet projected demand. The Province of Ontario has set a target for the City to build 1,500 new units by 2031. The City is committed to meeting or exceeding this target by 2031 and fulfilling the housing demand by 2036.

The community is encouraged to attend the open house to learn more about the CIP and how it aims to improve housing availability and affordability in Sault Ste. Marie.  The draft CIP is available for review on the City’s Public Input website at https://publicinput.ca/v5123. Comments can also be submitted through this site. For more information, visit saultstemarie.ca

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