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As part of the Revitalization Initiative the BIA and its partners:

  • Market and promote the City of London Incentives Programs.
  • Support and manage the application process, including preliminary oversight of design specifications.
  • Recruit and /or support new developments and new businesses.
  • Offer front line support to developers.
  • Facilitate the engagement of the community and the municipality with respect to issues pertinent to planning and development, parking and transportation, road setbacks and licensing.
  • Participate in the enforcement of By-laws.
  • The development of the Old East Village Design Guidelines.
  • Attract, develop and resource programs to support revitalization goals, e.g., corridor greening, energy efficiency, crime prevention.

Neighbourhood Sustainability Project

  • London Farmer’s Market –At the Farmer’s Market, held at Western Fair, $4.88 million/year is spent at vendors, $2.25 million/year is spent by vendors in London and Middlesex County, and $1.84 million / year is spent locally. 
  • Redevelopment of Queens Park – Ongoing partner project with the City of London, Western Fair, and the Old East Village Community Association.
  • Old East Village Heritage District - Partnered with the City, Community Association to create the largest working class heritage district in Ontario and third largest in Canada.
  • Lorne Avenue School - Partnering with the City of London, Thames Valley District School Board, the Community Association and the London InterCommunity Centre to create a neighbourhood centre.
  • Carson Library - Partnering with London Public Libraries, the Community Association and the London InterCommunity Health Centre to ensure the growth and future sustainability of Carson library.
  • McCormick Site - Partnering with City to link McCormick site redevelopment plan to Old East Village Economic Development Plan.

Revitalization Plan Outcomes to Date:

  • New Residents:

Three developments will create 684 new residential units on the corridor.

  • New Stores:

Many new stores will be created on Dundas Street by 2013

  • Renovations:

Through the BIA Office approximately 40 properties have been renovated or are undergoing renovation since 2008. 

  • Infill Projects:

3 infill projects to be completed by 2012.

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