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City of Hamilton - Planning & Economic Development

Urban Renewal

The Urban Renewal Section promotes the revitalization and development of properties in Hamilton's six Downtowns (i.e. Downtown Hamilton, Ancaster Village Core, Binbrook Community Core, Downtown Dundas, Downtown Stoney Creek and Waterdown Village), Business Improvement Areas (BIAs), and other "main street" corridors throughout the City.

The services Urban Renewal provides include:

Financial Incentive Programs:

  • Business Improvement Area Commercial Property Improvement Grant Program
  • Gore Building Improvement Grant Program
  • Commercial Facade Property Improvement Grant Program
  • Hamilton Tax Increment Grant Program
  • Hamilton Downtown Multi-Residential Property Investment Program
  • Commercial Corridor Housing Loan and Grant Program
  • Hamilton Downtown Office Tenancy Assistance Program
  • Hamilton Heritage Property Grant Program

Business Improvement Areas (BIAs):

  • Support to Hamilton’s Business Improvement Areas and the Hamilton Association of Business Improvement Areas (HABIA)
  • Assist with the establishment of new BIAs

Plans and Capital Projects:

  • Implement the Downtown Hamilton Secondary Plan and Transportation Master Plan
  • Prepare and implement the capital budget plan for Downtown Hamilton
  • Prepare and participate in urban design, gateway and streetscape plans and projects for Downtowns and BIAs


Contact Information:

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
71 Main Street West (7th Floor)
Phone: 905-546-2721

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