The City of Sault Ste. Marie has launched Shape the Sault to create a new Official Plan for the city. The Official Plan will be used to guide local decision making on land use, development and public infrastructure.
As part of Shape the Sault, a series of public input sessions are scheduled to discuss Anna Marinelli Park and the surrounding James Street / Jamestown neighbourhood. All sessions will take place at the Soup Kitchen Community Centre at 172 James Street. Free food and child minding services will be available for the evening sessions.
- Neighbourhood Mixers: Casual come-and-go sessions for participants to share wide-ranging input and ideas for the neighbourhood.
- Tuesday, October 15 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 16 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Design Workshops: Participants will be able to share ideas with professional landscape architects who will help turn ideas into drawings and plans. These sessions will focus on more on Anna Marinelli Park and James Street.
- Tuesday, October 29 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 30 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Feedback gathered from these sessions will be used to plan for improvements in this area of the city, and to develop long-term Official Plan policies.
“Some recurring themes we’ve heard include the lack of good connectivity between Jamestown and Downtown, and a desire for improved recreational and programming space in the area,” says Stephen Turco, Sault Ste. Marie Senior Planner. “We’d also like to start a conversation about what makes a neighbourhood ‘complete’. As our City has grown, the majority of our neighbourhoods have developed with a focus on single-family homes. James Street used to be a neighbourhood with a full range of housing options, services and amenities – which made this area robust and self-sufficient. We hope to test the idea of reshaping neighbourhoods in order for them to become more ‘complete’”.
All are welcome to attend these public input sessions and to share questions and feedback with City staff. For more information and to stay informed, please visit www.shapethesault.ca/james-street.