Lambeth Community Improvement (CIP)
The City of London is undertaking the creation of a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) for Lambeth. Community improvement planning activities are shaped by local needs, priorities and circumstances. A community improvement approach is a flexible, comprehensive, coordinated and strategic framework for dealing with lands and buildings, which can address many physical, social, economic or environmental matters.
Through community improvement plans, municipalities can:
- focus public attention on local priorities and municipal initiatives,
- target areas in transition or in need of repair, rehabilitation and redevelopment,
- facilitate and encourage community change in a co-ordinated manner,
- stimulate private sector investment through municipal incentive-based programs (through grants, loans and/or property tax assistance programs offered to property owners related to identified eligible costs),
- acquire, hold, clear, or otherwise prepare land for community improvement
- construct, repair, rehabilitate or improve buildings on municipal land
The Proposed CIP Journey Timeline
August 22, 2016 - Report to Planning & Environment Committee
(Includes Study Area & Terms of Reference)
August 30, 2016 - City Council Approval
Lambeth CIP Study Area & Terms of Reference Council Resolution
September 10, 2016 - Lambeth Harvest Festival CIP Outreach Opportunity
Informational materials including posters of the various projects in Lambeth (Main Street Reconstruction, Dingman Creek EA and the CIP) as well as contact information for each where available. Comment cards were handed out and collected for input from community members.
October 18, 2016 - Community Meeting #2
Confirm information gathered, prioritize identified improvements, define objectives & establish a vision for the Lambeth CIP
Meeting #2 Report Summary
Meeting #2 Presentation
Main Street Renewal Presentation
Dingman Creek EA Presentation
Notice of Meeting #2
March 28, 2017 - Community Meeting #3
Share Strategic Initiatives drafted for the Lambeth Community Improvement Plan with the public
Where Are We Now?
November 2016 – February 2017 Prepare Draft Lambeth CIP
Staff review of information collected through community input (during Meeting #1 & Meeting #2 , written submissions and conversations) as well as first data collected by staff during visits to the area and secondary research including examination of best practices of Ontario municipalities. As part of this review an analysis of the Strengths, Weakness, Opportunities and Threats of the area was completed.
Staff starting writing the Draft Lambeth Community Improvement Plan including the Vision, Objectives and Strategies based on what was heard during consultation. The background section includes Provincial Legislation and City Policy which shaped the CIP Project Area and Community Improvement Actions.
March 2017 Community Meeting #3
Staff shared the Strategic Initiatives drafted for the Lambeth Community Improvement Plan with the public. Comments provided will help staff finalize the Recommended Lambeth CIP that will be presented to Council for adoption.
Amanda-Brea Watson, MCIP RPP
Planner II, Urban Regeneration
City of London
Tel: (519) 661-2489 ext. 5843
Comments and information received will be considered in the Lambeth Community Improvement Plan analysis and will be kept on file for use during the study.