Sparks St. 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 fall and winter of 2020 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 is invited to participate in the first of three virtual public consultation sessions, January 21, 2021 - 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the project and to ask questions related to the new building.

To take part, click on the link below at the time of the engagement.

1 to 3 p.m.: https://zoom.us/j/91850162152?pwd=Q04rblRHMzRUSU1rTVFieW0vZGtGUT09#success

6 to 8 p.m.: https://zoom.us/j/97748380040?pwd=UUxCcGREalFtaWUydmN2NWw2ZFdsdz09#success

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 fall and winter of 2020 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 is invited to participate in the first of three virtual public consultation sessions, January 21, 2021 - 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. This will be an opportunity to learn more about the project and to ask questions related to the new building.

To take part, click on the link below at the time of the engagement.

1 to 3 p.m.: https://zoom.us/j/91850162152?pwd=Q04rblRHMzRUSU1rTVFieW0vZGtGUT09#success

6 to 8 p.m.: https://zoom.us/j/97748380040?pwd=UUxCcGREalFtaWUydmN2NWw2ZFdsdz09#success

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I HAVE ALREADY SUBMITTED TO BARB DUBOIS THAT NOW 12 OF US NEARBY RESIDENTS WOULD SUPPORT THE PROJECT FOR SENIORS ONLY. THIS IS A SENIORS NEIGHBOURHOOD. THERE WAS AN EARLIER COMMENT THAT THE 40 KM SPEED LIMIT SHOULD BE REMOVED AND THAT THERE IS NO NEED FOR ANY SPEED LIMIT- WHAT A RETROGADE AND SELF SERVING SUGGESTION! WE SENIORS HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME NAVIGATING THE OFTEN SLIPPERY AND SNOW COVERED SIDEWALKS AND STREET CROSSING ETC.

john brady 26 days ago

thank you and please let the city planners that this type of building is available and current

Paula Worton about 2 months ago

I live near this proposed development and will drive by it frequently. I don't want to see a building more than 2 stories tall. The driveway and greenspace should be opposite of the RCMP configuration. The driveway should front onto Spark street and not Holland street with green space on the east side along Holland street which has a sidewalk.I would also like to see the small retaining wall with rusty handrails removed from the southeast corner of the property, replaced with primarily greenspace level with the street.Additionally the school has been demolished remove the 40 km/hr signs on Holland, there should be no posted speed limit signs on Holland.

New Sudbury about 2 months ago

This is a helpful initiative in my view. I hope that other available land throughout our regional municipality will be identified and developed for affordable and social housing.

Jennifer Cawley Caruso about 2 months ago

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 about 2 months ago

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 2 months ago

What New Sudbury really needs is a facility similar to downtown’s Parkside Centre. Has there been any discussion trying to fit in something similar within the framework of this project? Our neighbourhood has a large number of seniors that would be well served by such a facility.

payingattention 2 months ago

Why no mention of this website on the pamphlet that was distributed in our neighbourhood?

payingattention 2 months ago