Demolition Projects Incentive Program (formerly: Unsightly Commercial Property Demolition Projects Incentive Program)

By mmuise

The Demolition Projects Incentive Program encourages the demolition of vacant, dilapidated buildings for the purpose of building a new construction, thus encouraging economic development in the City of Bathurst and contributing to the beautification of the surrounding areas.

Comments on Funding:

Funding will be 50% of the cost of demolition, up to a maximum of $25,000.

Deadline: Continuous Intake

The applicant must:

  • own a property within the City of Bathurst on which an unsightly building was demolished and subsequently replaced by a new one;
  • demonstrate how the proposed project will increase the assessment of the property.
Application Steps:

Steps to be followed by the applicant:

1. The applicant will meet with the Program Administrator who will explain the criteria under this incentive program;

2. The applicant must be ready to provide information on the property, on the demolition project and on the proposed construction to be added to the property;

3. The applicant will have to apply for a building permit in order to construct a new building;

4. The applicant will qualify for a maximum of two incentives at one same address;

5. The applicant may choose the two applicable incentives at his or her discretion;

6. The City will provide the applicant with a cheque in the year following the confirmation by the Planning Department that the building inspection process is complete.

Documentation Needed:

No specific documentation has been identified.

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