The Municipality of Strathroy-Caradoc is dedicated to the revitalization of our historic commercial districts. Guided by strategic planning efforts, council and municipal staff members work with residents and business owners to enhance the defined improvement areas of Melbourne, Mount Brydges, and downtown Strathroy through available grant programs and partnerships.
Organizations that assume a leadership role in Downtown Revitalization include the Strathroy Business Improvement Area (BIA), and the Progress Through Partnership committee. For more information on downtown revitalization efforts, view the expandable links below:
|Facade Improvement Program|
|The About Face Community Improvement Plan encourages property owners and tenants in the designated areas of Melbourne, Mount Brydges, and downtown Strathroy to rehabilitate and restore their properties using the financial incentives available through this plan. Specifically this plan will attempt to:
To find out if your property is located within the designated Community Improvement Program area, please consult the area maps below:
Please note that the municipality is currently looking to expand these boundaries to capture a greater portion of these historic commercial areas. But this requires the approval of the Provincial Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing. As such, the program is limited to properties located within the above boundary maps for the 2015 year.
The following incentives may be offered to those projects approved under this plan:
At the time Council establishes its annual budget, Council will determine the maximum contribution to be allocated to the program for the current year. The Municipality is not obligated to fund any project.
How to Apply
The deadline for applications for the 2015 program year is April 29, 2016. For more information related to eligibility criteria and the process of submitting an application to the Façade Improvement Program, please view the following links:
|Downtown Master Plan|
|The Downtown Master Plan presents an analysis of the current condition of downtown Strathroy and identifies opportunities for improvements that can be addressed through the implementation of enhancement projects and initiatives.
For more information related to the objectives of the Downtown Master Plan and the improvement projects identified in the document, please view the following documents: