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Lambeth Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Project

Lambeth Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Project

The City of London is undertaking a Community Improvement Plan (CIP) Project for Lambeth.

What is a Community Improvement Plan?

Community Improvement Plans provide a strategy and framework that identify priorities and recommend actions including:

  • changes to land use planning policies, zoning, and/or other by-laws, policies, and practices;
  • directing funds for improvements to public infrastructure and public space;
  • implementing policy initiatives;
  • acquiring, rehabilitating, and disposing of land; and,
  • providing grants and loans to owners and tenants which would normally be unavailable.

Why do we use Community Improvement Plans?

Community Improvement Plans (CIPs) are one of many legislative tools that allow municipalities to guide positive growth and change in an area.  Specifically, CIPs allow a municipality to:

  • 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 coordinated manner;
  • provide municipal incentive-based programs to stimulate private-sector activity (e.g. 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; and,
  • construct, repair, rehabilitate or improve buildings on municipal land.

What Have we Done So Far?

June 18, 2018 – Lambeth CIP Update at the Lambeth Community Association Annual General Meeting
Staff provided an update of the Lambeth CIP and outlined the plan’s vision, goals, objectives, and next steps.
Planning Notice Lambeth CIP - June 18, 2018
Lambeth CIP Info Meeting Presentation - June 18, 2018

March 28, 2017  -  Community Meeting #3
Staff shared the Draft Strategic Initiatives developed for the Lambeth Community Improvement Plan with the Stakeholders.
Meeting #3 Report Summary
Meeting #3 Presentation
Notice of Meeting #3

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 started writing the Draft Lambeth Community Improvement Plan and included the Vision, Objectives and Potential Strategies suggested during consultation.

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

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.

August 30, 2016 - City Council Approval
Lambeth CIP Study Area & Terms of Reference Council Resolution

August 22, 2016 - Report to Planning & Environment Committee
(Includes Study Area & Terms of Reference)

July 07, 2016 - Community Meeting #1 re: Starting the Community Improvement Plan Process
Meeting #1 Report Summary
Meeting #1 Presentation
Notice of Meeting #1

Next Steps

The DRAFT Lambeth Community Improvement Plan (CIP) is currently scheduled to be presented to the Planning & Environment Committee (PEC) on September 24, 2018.

For More Information Contact Us

Laurel Davies Snyder, MA, MCIP, RPP
Planner II, Urban Regeneration
City of London
Tel: (519) 661-2489 ext. 4651

Other Municipal projects taking place in Lambeth

Main Street Lambeth Reconstruction - Website

Location: Main Street from Campbell Street to Colonel Talbot Road and Longwoods Road from Colonel Talbot Road to Dingman Creek

Estimated Completion: Late Fall 2018

Project Summary: New sanitary sewers, storm sewers and private drain connections will be installed along Main Street and Longwoods Road. Existing water services along Main Street will be upgraded and a new watermain and water services will be installed along Longwood Road. The road will be reconstructed including curbs, sidewalks, and boulevard, along with streetscape enhancements.

City Project Manager: Larry Davidson, C.E.T., Construction Administration, Phone: 519-661-2489 x2101,

Consultant Project Manager: Sandra Hayman, P.Eng, IBI Group, Phone: 519-472-7328,

Parks & Recreation Master Plan - Website

Project Summary: The Parks and Recreation Master Plan provides an overall vision and direction for making decisions. The Master Plan is a living document that is based on public input, participation trends, utilization levels, best practices, demographic changes and growth forecasts. It will guide the City’s investment in parks, recreation programs, sport services and facilities over the next ten years and beyond.  Through the update process, we want to know more about how you use London’s parks, recreation programs, sport services and facilities. This is your chance to influence how we deliver recreation programs, design parks and build facilities.  Help us plan for the next 10 years and tell us what parks, recreation and sport services, programs and facilities mean to you!

Share your ideas with us! Fill out the survey Website

City Project Manager:  Donna Baxter, Phone 519-661-2489 ext. 2430,