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Development Concierge Program

Development Concierge Program

Kawartha Lakes understands the importance of having your projects constructed within scope and on-time. Whether you're constructing a new build, expanding an existing building, or relocating to Kawartha Lakes, we can provide support to help you navigate the intricacies of the development application process.

The Development Concierge Program is a complementary service that assists your business with navigating the development aspects of your project. We will also connect you with a range of services offered by Economic Development including sector specific business programming and support, site selection, funding opportunities and connections to the wider business network and community in Kawartha Lakes.

Does my project qualify for the Program?

Eligible projects will meet two or more of the following criteria:

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 Employment Generator

(10+ jobs)

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Large Building Area

Minimum of 2,332 sq. m. (25,000 sq. ft.) of gross floor area (new construction, expansion, or is a major retrofit of an existing property.

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Supports Growth

Supports the growth of auxiliary business development in Kawartha Lakes

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Urgent Timelines

Project faces urgent timelines (critical timeline i.e. reliance on grant funding)

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Significant Investment

Complex and high profile proposals that represent a significant monetary investment in Kawartha Lakes, with a primary focus on business or industrial development

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Priority Sectors

Aligns with one of the Kawartha Lakes priority sectors (agriculture, tourism, culture, manufacturing, engineering or specialized products)

About the Program

 Program Objectives
  • Provide support for the City’s development review process
  • Continue to leverage and strengthen inter-departmental and inter-agency collaboration
  • Collaborate with external agencies to ensure key files are streamlined
  • Provide an elevated customer service experience
  • Identify and implement innovative solutions to issues
  • Enhance the City’s public relations within the development process
Concierge Team
  • Team Lead/Concierge – Economic Development Officer – Business
  • Planning Officer, Large Developments
  • Planning Officer, Large Developments and Urban Design
  • Development Planning Supervisor
  • Chief Building Official
  • Manager, Development Engineering
Expectations and Commitments

Through the Concierge Program, the City of Kawartha Lakes and the applicant are making a commitment to each other, to work together and to see a project through to completion in a timely and collaborative manner. Both the City and the applicant have responsibilities to ensure that the working relationship established through this program succeeds.

Development Concierge Process

1. Discovery Call, 2. Kick-off meeting, 3. Application submitted, 4. Review, 5. Approvals, 6. Completion & Continuous Support

Program Request Submission Details

Complete the confidential Development Concierge Request Form and you will be contact by the Concierge to discuss your request and next steps.

Development Concierge Request Form

For more information

If your project does not qualify for the Development Concierge Program, you have questions regarding eligibility, or would like to learn more about the Development Concierge Program, contact Lindsey Schoenmakers, Economic Development Officer - Business.

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