Step 3 - Transaction
Step 3 - Transaction (sub-directory)
The municipality is now in ready to address its identified brownfield properties and engage the community stakeholders and general public. It is important to recognize who the stakeholders and community leaders are and ensure that each has the opportunity to participate in the brownfields redevelopment process. It is equally important to note that public consultation should be carried out in various degrees throughout the entire process.
The properties identified in the Inventory and CIP should have been characterized and evaluated. An assessment should have been made to address the project viability of each property and an order of importance as to which properties or Community Improvement Plan Areas should be targeted first. A municipality should establish a protocol for success and visualize desired growth.
A successful strategy would be to:
The “Tax Sales Provision”, under the Municipal Act, 2001, formerly the Municipal Tax Sales Act, permits municipalities to acquire property if a public tax sale fails to find a purchaser. It also provides exemption from liability associated with that property.
The Municipal Team and Brownfields Coordinator should be behind all transactions and aid in successful development plans.
It is important to build public support for a brownfields strategy or community improvement plan. Public meeting requirements are set out in section 28 of the Planning Act.
The Municipal Team should receive feedback from all stakeholders regarding the conceptual plans for redevelopment (i.e. the Community Improvement Plan, Official Plan, Brownfields Redevelopment Strategy, Financial Tools and Incentives, etc.).
Updates including progress at various planning stages should be made to all stakeholders and residents within and near the Community Improvement Plan Boundary.
Effective outreach to involve community stakeholders may include community education and participation in the brownfield redevelopment process through coordination with: