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COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PLAN NORTH GLENGARRY La Communauté engagée – The Community Engaged.

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1 COMMUNITY IMPROVEMENT PLAN NORTH GLENGARRY La Communauté engagée – The Community Engaged

2 What is a Community Improvement Plan (CIP)? C’est quoi un Plan d’améliorations communautaires (PAC)? A CIP is a tool that allows municipalities to direct funds and implement policy initiatives toward a specifically defined project area. Community Improvement Plans:  Are shaped by community needs, priorities and circumstances;  Allow municipalities to focus attention on local priorities and municipal initiatives;  Target areas in need of revitalisation;  Stimulate private sector investment through municipal incentive-based programs.

3 CIP Working Group – Le Comite de travail Katherine Alistair-MacDonald, President, Maxville Chamber of Commerce Audrey Evans, Maxville Resident Daniel Gagnon, CAO, North Glengarry Township Jamie MacDonald, Deputy Mayor Michael Madden, President, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce Kerri Strotmann, EDO, North Glengarry Township Jean Vaillancourt, Business owner, Alexandria Carma Williams, Councillor, Maxville Ward Public involvement is essential to build consensus and community support and to develop a common vision. A working group, comprised of township officials, business owners and residents, has come together to spearhead the CIP process, but there will be public meetings and other opportunities for the population at large to contribute to the process.

4 Scope of the CIP – La portéé du PAC Working Group proposal: To emphasize the following physical interventions in the scope of the Community Improvement Plan:  Principal building facade(s) that are visible from the street;  Commercial signage and awnings;  Landscaping features that are visible from the street. Note: Building interiors, plumbing, roofing and/or structural issues are not to be included.

5 Proposed CIP Phases - Les phases du PAC proposées Phase I (Years 1 & 2): Villages of Alexandria and Maxville Maxville The Community Improvement Area for the Village of Maxville is situated along the main North-South corridor of County Road 20/Main Street, and located between County Road 22, to the North and Grant Avenue to South. Alexandria The Community Improvement Area for the Village of Alexandria is situated along the main North-South corridor of SDG Highway 34 / Main Street, between Lochiel Street to the South and St. George Street to the North.

6 Guiding Principle Used to Define Phase I CIP Areas To create and preserve a traditional “main street” where people can stroll, relax, participate in various activities and shop in a charming and secure village-like atmosphere that is highlighted through its architecture and physical setting.

7 CIP Phase I : Maxville Parameters: Situated along the main North-South corridor of County Road 20/Main Street, and located between County Road 22, to the North and Grant Avenue to South. Justification: Tightly-knit, relatively uniform streetscape. Clearly defined village entrances. Large number of heritage buildings. Similar architectural characteristics in terms of height, density and detailing. Few breaks in the urban fabric offer interesting potential for development and for public space. Situated along the main North-South corridor of County Road 20/Main Street, and located between County Road 22, to the North and Grant Avenue to South. Justification: Tightly-knit, relatively uniform streetscape. Clearly defined village entrances. Large number of heritage buildings. Similar architectural characteristics in terms of height, density and detailing. Few breaks in the urban fabric offer interesting potential for development and for public space.

8 Maxville Main Street C.1921 & 2013

9 CIP Phase I : Alexandria Parameters: Situated along the main North-South corridor of SDG Highway 34 / Main Street, between Lochiel Street to the South and St. George Street to the North. Justification: The streetscape is tightly-knit and more uniform, leading one to perceive this sector as the core commercial area. The setbacks from the street are relatively similar, as are many of the architectural characteristics in terms of scale and detailing, as well as the location of off-street parking areas. The traffic appears calmer due to the more compact nature of the buildings, thereby giving the appearance of this sector of Main Street as being far more pedestrian-friendly than the village fringes. Additionally, there is a more discernible commercial vocation on the ground floor. Situated along the main North-South corridor of SDG Highway 34 / Main Street, between Lochiel Street to the South and St. George Street to the North. Justification: The streetscape is tightly-knit and more uniform, leading one to perceive this sector as the core commercial area. The setbacks from the street are relatively similar, as are many of the architectural characteristics in terms of scale and detailing, as well as the location of off-street parking areas. The traffic appears calmer due to the more compact nature of the buildings, thereby giving the appearance of this sector of Main Street as being far more pedestrian-friendly than the village fringes. Additionally, there is a more discernible commercial vocation on the ground floor.

10 Alexandria Main Street C.1900 & 2013

11 Phase 2 (Year 3): Commercial Zones in Rural Hamlets All commercially-zoned properties in the rural hamlets of Dalkeith, Glen Robertson, Dunvegan, Apple Hill, Glen Sandfield, Greenfield.

12 Phase 3 (Years 4 & 5): Commercial Fringe Areas & Identified Buildings of Significant Heritage Interest All non-residential buildings or residential buildings that have been identified by the Township as being of “significant heritage interest”. Priority will be given to projects in the Phase I CIP areas.

13 CIP Priorities Present the CIP Phasing and CIP Areas to Council (March 9, 2015) Update the Chambers of Commerce on the status of the CIP (March 4 & 12, 2015) Submit an information request to the Arts, Culture & Heritage Committee for a definition of what constitutes a heritage building in North Glengarry; for a list of buildings of significant heritage interest; and for historical photos of Maxville and Alexandria.  Verify the ownership list extracted from the GIS system and establish the ratio of owners/versus tenants.  Undertake a photo inventory of Alexandria and Maxville  Organize two public image session (Maxville and Alexandria) for the Spring of  Establish CIP design guidelines/criteria.

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