Norfolk County has approved Ryan and Shantel Bosgoed for projects under the Community Improvement Plan (CIP).
Ryan and Shantel Bosgoed will receive grants of up to $8,345 and an interest-free loan of up to $15,000 to convert an area within an agricultural building, located at 1454 Front Road, into a new winery. Renovations include a tasting bar, washroom facilities, and a patio overlooking the inner bay of Lake Erie.
Incentives are available for architectural and design, environmental site assessment, structural improvements, building facades, agricultural building and facilities, residential conversions and rehabilitation, landscaping, signage and property improvement. Property tax increment grants are also available for larger projects.
Non-residential projects are eligible for incentives. Depending on the program, programs apply to properties in urban, hamlet, lakeshore and agricultural areas.
Community Improvement Plans help municipalities target areas in transition or in need of repair, rehabilitation and redevelopment, and stimulate private sector investment through municipal incentive-based programs.