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Notice of Public Hearing: Commercial District Improvement Bylaw

The Council of the CBRM intends to consider amending the CBRM Municipal Planning Strategy and the North End Sydney Secondary Planning Strategy to identify areas where CBRM's proposed Commercial District Improvement Bylaw will be in effect. 

The proposed Commercial District Improvement Bylaw will allow for the phasing in of increases in commercial property taxes resulting from new development in these areas for a period of up to ten years, subject to certain conditions. The purpose of the proposed amendments are to encourage new business development in downtown cores and business parks in the Cape Breton Regional Municipality.

The areas proposed to be affected by the proposed bylaw are the historic downtown areas of: Sydney, Whitney Pier, Louisbourg, New Waterford, Dominion, Glace Bay, North Sydney, Sydney Mines, and the following business parks: Harbourside (a portion thereof), Sydport, Northside.

Please note that Council also intends to undertake minor amendments to the maps in the CBRM Land Use Bylaw and the North End Sydney Land Use Bylaw to ensure that all parcels of land that are affected by the proposed Commercial District Improvement Bylaw are entirely located within an appropriate commercial zone.

A PUBLIC HEARING regarding the proposed amendments will be held in the Council Chambers, Civic Centre, 320 Esplanade, Sydney, N.S. at 6 pm, Tuesday, September 18, 2018. 

Oral submissions from the public regarding the proposed amendments will be received at the public hearing. Written submissions will be received at the Planning Department, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, 320 Esplanade, Sydney, N.S. at any time prior to the public hearing.  For more information, please call 563-5072 or email the department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Final Issue Paper on Commercial District Improvement Bylaw & related MPS amendments - June 25, 2018

November 2017 - Issue Paper presented to Council - Tax Increments

 

Maps:

Dominion

Downtown North Sydney

Downtown Sydney

Downtown Sydney Mines

Glace Bay

Harbourside

Louisbourg

New WaterfordNew Waterford

Northside Industrail Park

Sydport

Whitney Pier

 

Zone Amendment Maps:

Amendment A

Amendment B

Amendment C

Amendment D

Amendment E