Background

The Tecumseh Road Main Street Community Improvement Project Area represents the historical commercial core of the Town and comprises an approximate 1.2 kilometre corridor centred on Tecumseh Road from the VIA Railway on the east to the Town’s border with the City of Windsor just beyond Southfield Drive on the west (see Figure 1 below).  The area encompasses 75 acres and approximately 115 properties with a mix of commercial and residential along with many tracks of underutilized land.
  
The purpose and effect of the Tecumseh Road Main Street CIP is to establish a community developed vision and provide a means for planning and promoting development activities to effectively use lands, buildings, and facilities to bring about revitalization and encourage both private and public investment in the CIP Area.  This area aspires to serve as Tecumseh’s “downtown” or “main street” by becoming an important focal point in the community through the provision of a wide range of commercial services, mixed use (residential and commercial) development and unique amenities in a vibrant and walkable environment.  To help achieve this vision, the CIP provides for a range of financial incentive programs to registered owners and tenants of land and buildings within the CIP Area.  Application for a CIP grant is available, along with a summary of the financial incentives.

Map of Tecumseh road CIP

CIP Vision Statement

"Tecumseh’s Main Street is a community place for commerce and gathering. Designed for walking and anchored by its historic buildings, the street is both a place to live and a regional destination. As the heart of the Tecumseh community, it is a gathering place with unique amenities and supported by great festivals and events."

 

For further information on the Tecumseh Road Main Street CIP, please contact the Planning Department at 519-735-2184, ext. 123.