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

Open houses are planned for June 8 and 9 to gather input to help guide the city of Iqaluit’s growth over the next 20 years. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

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.


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(3) Comments:

  1. Posted by Gate keepers on

    Gate keepers at it again instead of building houses they waste time with this open houses. We dont need more open houses, we need houses to be open for all.

  2. Posted by Be Part of the Solution on

    Get rid of the rules that prevent people from building their own house.
    Get rid of the fees for all those things that drive up the cost of a building lot.
    Make sure there are always many building lots for people to choose the one they want.
    Get rid of the rules that prevent someone from living in a tent on their lot until they build a shack. Get rid of the rules that prevent someone from living in a shack on their lot until they build a small house on their lot. Get rid of the rules that prevent someone from living in a small house on their lot while they are building a larger house.
    Iqaluit can get financing at a lower rate than private individuals, so get rid of the penalty for not paying, up front, for the full price of a 25 year property lease.
    In everything, stop being part of the problem and start being part of the solution.

    • Posted by BigEasy on

      Your words are wise and I agree. Why owning a house should be limited,or allow only to some special people because of unforgiving and drastic Rules ? Rules and More Rules stopping most average person without million and million of dollars and impossible to the average person ? Why only the (lucky) few Super Rich People should get house and all the rest of them Not ? I bet that because of those struck rules event stop (some) of the Rich people to get a house too. Like how can u build a house without a lot ? Or many other darn things stopping the rich or less rich to get their own house, unfair regulations I say.

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