Sparks St. Seniors Housing Project - Opportunity for All

The City of Greater Sudbury purchased the property at 1310 Sparks Street and will build a small community housing building for residents on the Social Housing Waitlist. It will host up to 14 affordable housing units, which will include space community support providers. The building will be energy efficient, requiring little energy for space heating and cooling.

The City will ensure all residents in the catchment area have an opportunity to understand the project, provide feedback and participate in the design aspects. The City will engage in community consultation in the winter and spring of 2021 to gain input into the development of a design for the property. The engagement used will ensure physical distancing directives are maintained. Efforts will be made to notify residents of the consultation efforts so that all residents may participate.

The City of Greater Sudbury’s 2019-2027 Corporate Strategic Plan includes revitalization and improvement of existing housing stock. The housing goal reflects Council’s desire for all citizens, especially vulnerable populations, to have access to safe, affordable, attainable and suitable housing options in the City of Greater Sudbury.

UPDATE: The community was invited to participate in a third virtual public consultation session, June 18, 2021. This was an opportunity to conclude the conversation and validate the design work done to date.

To view the recorded session, click on the link below:

Engagement Session

The City of Greater Sudbury purchased the property at 1310 Sparks Street and will build a small community housing building for residents on the Social Housing Waitlist. It will host up to 14 affordable housing units, which will include space community support providers. The building will be energy efficient, requiring little energy for space heating and cooling.

The City will ensure all residents in the catchment area have an opportunity to understand the project, provide feedback and participate in the design aspects. The City will engage in community consultation in the winter and spring of 2021 to gain input into the development of a design for the property. The engagement used will ensure physical distancing directives are maintained. Efforts will be made to notify residents of the consultation efforts so that all residents may participate.

The City of Greater Sudbury’s 2019-2027 Corporate Strategic Plan includes revitalization and improvement of existing housing stock. The housing goal reflects Council’s desire for all citizens, especially vulnerable populations, to have access to safe, affordable, attainable and suitable housing options in the City of Greater Sudbury.

UPDATE: The community was invited to participate in a third virtual public consultation session, June 18, 2021. This was an opportunity to conclude the conversation and validate the design work done to date.

To view the recorded session, click on the link below:

Engagement Session

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  • How can I be added on to the list? Thank you

    Lori asked 2 months ago

    This building in not yet under construction and will not be added to the City's housing waitlist until construction is started. 

    In order to determine if you would be eligible for rent geared to income housing you will have to submit an application to Housing Services. 

    You can contract the housing registry at 705 674-4455 Ext 4678 or email  housing.registry@greatersudbury.ca.  For more info on community housing please visit the City's website at www.greatersudbury.ca/live/community-housing/housing-services1/apply-for-community-housing

  • How do I get on the list for housing in the Sparks St project

    lilianedugas asked 4 months ago

    The building will be added as a selection on the City's community housing waitlist once the building is under construction.  If you have an active approved application you can add the project as a selection at that time.  I

  • We received the notice of application to amend the zoning by law for this property in the mail today (File:751-6/21-20, dated Sept 16/21). Now that the city has designated this project a Senior’s building why would the city send out correspondence referring to it as “a 14-unit affordable housing project” ? In fact no where in the recent letter does it use the term “Senior” in reference to the building nor has the sign on the actual property been amended to reflect that designation. On behalf of my neighbourhood we again would appreciate any and all future correspondence and signage include the Senior designation.

    payingattention asked 4 months ago

    The notice you received is from the  City’s planning department.  The zoning application is based on the building design features and includes the building and site plans which are for a 14 unit apartment building .  While our plan is to design and designate the building for seniors, the zoning for the property relates to the building itself and not the residents and therefore planning referred to the building as a 14 unit affordable housing project.

     

  • We received the notice of application to amend the zoning by law for this property in the mail today (File:751-6/21-20, dated Sept 16/21). Now that the city has designated this project a Senior’s building why would the city send out correspondence referring to it as “a 14-unit affordable housing project” ? In fact no where in the recent letter does it use the term “Senior” in reference to the building nor has the sign on the actual property been amended to reflect that designation. On behalf of my neighbourhood we again would appreciate any and all future correspondence and signage include the Senior designation.

    payingattention asked 4 months ago

    The notice you received is from the  City’s planning department.  The zoning application is based on the building design features and includes the building and site plans which are for a 14 unit apartment building .  While our plan is to design and designate the building for seniors, the zoning for the property relates to the building itself and not the residents and therefore planning referred to the building as a 14 unit affordable housing project.

     

  • In the west side of the building you leave 7 meters so close to my property, how and old person will be able to park in space of 7 meters? and how many parking space it will be?

    Panayotis (Peter) Yannacoureas asked 7 months ago

    The number of parking spaces will be dependent on available space and the planning/zoning requirements.   The buffer or space requirements between private property and building will meet zoning requirements in order to be approved.

  • How to you sign up for this housing. ? Do you need to submit an application?

    Kellie asked 7 months ago

    To be eligible to live in this building, you need to qualify for subsidized housing.  Applications for subsidized housing are available  on CIty website at https://www.greatersudbury.ca/live/community-housing/housing-services1/rent-geared-to-income-application-package/ .   The waitlist for subsidized housing varies depending on location selected and unit size.  You can get on the waitlist for subsidized housing and add this building when its available for selection.

  • re: earlier question regarding this project now being officially designated for senior’s. Can we start by adding Senior to the name of the Project on this site?

    payingattention asked 12 months ago

    Done.

  • Thank you for adding the Senior designation to the designated Sparks St project page. Would it be possible to also add the same Senior designation to the initial page on the Over To You site as well? Thank you in advance.

    payingattention asked 11 months ago

    Done.

  • I would like to know if I can apply for a unit ?

    Pinkrose asked 9 months ago

    The units are not yet listed on the Housing Registry Waitlist.

  • For older adults what is the age requirement. Over 60 or over 65

    Susie asked 8 months ago

    The age for seniors is 65.

Page last updated: 06 July 2021, 09:36