Sparks St. Seniors Housing Project - Opportunity for All

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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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    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 3 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.

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

    Kellie asked 3 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.

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    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 8 months ago

    Done.

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    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 7 months ago

    Done.

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

    Pinkrose asked 5 months ago

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

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

    Susie asked 4 months ago

    The age for seniors is 65.

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    When does the input on this public engagement end? I don't see any last date to fill in the survey or ask a question or leave a comment. Those dates should be on all projects you're seeking input to on this platform so folks can plan to gather their own comments or other comments if they're part of a group like a Community Action Network.

    Ward 8 Community Action Network asked 8 months ago

    The survey has closed and responses will be included in the next public engagement opportunity.

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    As direct neighbours my wife and I participated on the first zoom session and after viewing the second session were very encouraged to hear numerous times from City staff that our neighbourhood’s voices have indeed been heard and this project has been designated for seniors. Will that senior’s designation now be recognized in the official name of the project on signage, future correspondence as well as on this forum ?

    payingattention asked 8 months ago

    Yes, future engagement sessions and information will include a senior designation.

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    From FAQ (see attached)What is being proposed for the property at 1310 Sparks Street?The Federal government sold the former RCMP building at 1310 Sparks Street to the City of Greater Sudbury. The City intends to develop new community housing which will include space for community support services and programs, with older adults in mind.***Is the mention of “with older adults in mind” in regard to the housing, the services & programs or both ?

    payingattention asked 10 months ago

    The project will be developed with older adults in mind for both housing features as well as potential programs and services.

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    Hello, please provide me with correct info. "There is a need for 1 bedroom units and seniors are about 40 percent pf the one bedroom demand. We are going to listen to public input and design the units to that target". May I ask who and how many of the other 60% will be housed in this new facility. When will the citizen directly living near this building will be notified? Will the entire city have an input irrgardless of their address or will this be closed to just the citizen of this area (and not media)? Sparkstreet 5 days ago

    payingattention asked 10 months ago

    The answer to the question of who will live in the building depends on the number of eligible applicants that select this building as one of their choices on the community housing waitlist,  as well as the approved building mandate. Everyone is able to provide input regarding this project, regardless of where they live.  Residents of the neighbourhood will receive flyers and information on public engagement sessions delivered to their residence to encourage participation.

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