What is eZIP?
(Program Status: Suspended)
EZIP was a program designed to assist and facilitate the revitalization and beautification of Yorkton’s Downtown and West Broadway Corridor. The program sought to improve the aesthetics of the area, expanding the tax base and attract economic reinvestment. Financial incentives and tax exemptions were offered to businesses in five categories. The EZIP was available to all new and existing businesses within City of Yorkton that attain BID status.
Heritage - A tax exemption to heritage properties was offered so that owners of commercial heritage properties can seek designation and invest in the preservation of their heritage property.
Facade Site Improvements - Financial rebate was available to existing businesses to improve the physical appearance of buildings and allow compliance with the current zoning, signage and architectural design standards.
Business Creation and Expansion –Tax abatement was available to new and existing buildings in the YBID for new building construction which creates an increased assessed “improvement” over $150,000.00. The exemption qualified to the increased value of an existing building due to renovations or new construction. The exemption was also to be applied to the assessed value of any expansion or new construction to bare land.
All the above programs and more were offered and administered by the City of Yorkton. Please contact the City of Yorkton Economic Development Office at (306) 786-1700 for more information.