Ottawa – Carling Avenue, between Pinecrest Road and Bayshore Drive, is entering a phase of renewal with help from the City of Ottawa’s Community Improvement Plan (CIP). Together with local residents and businesses, Bay Ward Councillor Mark Taylor has developed a plan that will stimulate business investment, generate new commercial activity, and improve employment opportunities in the community.
An economic development strategy to revitalize this section of Carling has been in development since early 2011. After speaking with local businesses, community partners and area residents, City staff developed a plan that would spark growth and renew the main street appeal of the neighbourhood.
Through the CIP, property owners will receive tax incentives to redevelop land or buildings that are underutilized, idled or in need of repair or renovation. With these improvements, Carling will become a vibrant economic centre within the City, providing residents with greater access to jobs and services near their homes.
For further information about the Carling Avenue Community Improvement Plan, please visit ottawa.ca.