Norfolk County has approved Kent Creek Orchard for a project under Agricultural Buildings and Facilities Improvement Program of the Community Improvement Plan (CIP).
Kent Creek Orchard will receive a grant / interest-free loan of up to $7,651 to construct a certified kitchen to expand retail products such as jams, dehydrated apples, pies and canned goods sold on the farm.
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.