Through the Redevelopment Grant Program, property owners can apply for financial relief when undertaking and completing brownfield redevelopment projects within the project area (PDF, 538 KB). These grants cover the following eligible program costs:
- Environmental remediation.
- Environmental studies demolition site preparation includes construction or improvement of on-site public works.
Redevelopment grants are only payable on brownfield properties where the redevelopment causes an increase in assessed value and property taxes.
The grant is calculated as 80% of the increase in the municipal portion of property taxes and is paid on annual basis for up to 10 years, starting once the redevelopment is complete. An application must be made to The City in order to be eligible for a Redevelopment Grant. Only costs incurred after the City approves an application can be included in the grant payment.
How to apply
- Complete the ERASE Redevelopment Grant Program application form (PDF, 273 KB) and submit in person or by mail to:
City of Hamilton
71 Main Street West, 7th Floor
Hamilton, Ontario, L8P 4Y5
Attention: Phillip Caldwell, Senior Project Manager – Urban Renewal
- You will need to pay the $875.75 application fee when you submit your application.
Senior Project Manager – Urban Renewal
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