Downtown Woodstock is assuming a very active role in planning and indeed encouraging new developments and new businesses to locate within the BIA boundaries. We encourage working in concert with the municipality to create a climate, which is conducive to expansion of the business community.

Some of the areas where the BIA and the municipality can cooperate to improve the development climate include:
• Ensuring that municipal policies and by-laws are not unduly restrictive to new commercial development.

• Preparing a comprehensive plan for future growth and development in the BIA.

• Assembling vacant or under-utilized land for redevelopment purposes or to develop additional parking.

• Preparing and implementing a marketing strategy aimed at recruiting new businesses for the BIA.

If you are interested in opening in the Downtown and would like more information on our association we encourage you to contact us!