The city of Sault Ste. Marie is looking for public input as they start the process of preparing a brand new plan for the future of the city. “Shape the Sault” is a plan that will be used over the next two decades, touching on topics such as infrastructure, land use and development.
The city is hosting two information sessions in the month of November to hear concerns on heritage conservation. There will be new policies introduced in regards to heritage protection in the cities downtown core, including four neighbourhoods in our community that could be classified as having locally significant heritage status.
The first meeting will be on November 22nd in regards to the area of Simpson, Leo, Upton, and McGregor at Zion Lutheran Church (189 Upton Road). Drop in hours for the meeting are between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m..
The second meeting will be on November 27th in regards to the Lower Pim Neighbourhood at St. Andrew’s United Church (712 Wellington Street East). Drop in hours for the meeting are between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m..
Planning Director for the City of Sault Ste. Marie provided a short statement: “The open house allows us to collect stories and information about the history of these historic neighbourhoods. The proposed heritage conservation policy will provide specific guidance to ensure new development respects the overall character of these areas.”
City staff will be on hand to listen to concerns of residents in our city at both of these open meetings. To stay informed on upcoming events in relation to Shape the Sault, check out their website at www.ShapeTheSault.ca/heritage