Iqaluit to hold open houses on plan for community’s growth
City announces public sessions to be held at two locations on June 8 and 9
The City of Iqaluit will hold open houses to get residents’ feedback on its plans for the community’s growth over the next 20 years.
A first session is planned for June 8 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Elders Qammaq, while a second will be held June 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the aquatic centre’s Northwestel room.
The open houses will gather public input on the city’s new general plan and zoning bylaw, which council is expected to consider later this year.
Throughout 2022, the city will work on creating a new plan to help shape the municipality’s future development. The current plan has not been updated for 10 years, according to a city news release.
“These sessions will be a great opportunity to learn more about the project and share your local knowledge, experience, and priorities as we plan for Iqaluit’s future,” the release read.
It noted the sessions will “gather input on different topics such as housing, community design, and Iqalummiut lifestyles.”
The planning process will look at a number of issues, including water supply, identifying new lands for development or protection, housing and transportation.
After residents’ feedback is collected, city staff plans to present a draft general plan and zoning bylaw to council in November.
More information on the plan and bylaw can be found on the city’s website.
Light snacks and refreshments will be provided at each session, the city said.