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Downtown Revitalization

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downtown@rmwb.ca

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Learn more about business and investment attraction in our region by visiting the Wood Buffalo Economic Development Corporation.

Downtown revitalization is a priority in the Municipality’s 2018-2021 Strategic Plan. The community has invested a significant amount of volunteer time and the Municipality has invested a significant amount in projects, programs, services and initiatives in preparation for a refreshed, revitalized downtown area.

Let's Stay Connected

The Municipality remains committed to finding alternative ways to keep you informed, obtain public feedback and involve residents in 2020 featured engagement projects that are currently underway.

Downtown Revitalization Incentives Program

The Municipality has developed the Downtown Revitalization Incentives Program to help property and business owners improve their premises, attract new customers and tenants, and make the choice to stay downtown.

Learn more about the program at rmwb.ca/incentives.

Downtown Tax Exemption Program

In order to stimulate investment in downtown Fort McMurray, the Downtown Tax Exemption Program offers a tax exemption for up to five years to qualified properties. The tax exemption applies to new commercial developments and new additions to existing commercial properties.

Learn more about the program at rmwb.ca/downtowntax.

Downtown Revitalization Primer

Ready to learn more about the Strategic Plan, the readiness to refresh downtown, what we heard from residents across the region about downtown revitalization?

Community Committees

Committees help advise Council on matters that affect the public, giving residents a chance to provide input to decision-makers in local government. The two committees related to downtown revitalization are the Downtown Revitalization Advisory Committee and the Waterfront Advisory Committee

The Downtown Revitalization Advisory Committee will make recommendations to Council on matters pertaining to downtown revitalization. The committee includes a range of stakeholders and a non-voting Council representative. It builds on information provided by residents and stakeholders during the downtown revitalization engagement process, as well as previous efforts outlined in the Downtown Readiness Report.

The Waterfront Advisory Committee will make recommendations to Council on matters pertaining to waterfront revitalization. The committee includes a range of stakeholders and a non-voting Council representative. It builds on the recommendations of the successful former Waterfront Steering Committee and information gathered during the downtown revitalization process.

Visit rmwb.ca/boards for more information on these two committees.

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