Putting plans into action

Herald file photo. Residents study they displays at the City of Prince Albert housing consultation on Dec. 1. The city’s second consultation is scheduled for Jan. 26.

City planners say they’re pleased with the feedback they received at their Dec. 1 housing consultation, and that’s allowed them to begin the next step in developing a housing strategy.

The city plans to hold their second such consultation on Jan. 26, which ideally will help them form short, medium and long term housing plans.

City of Prince Albert planning manager Craig Guidinger said they’re looking at a number of policy changes around housing development and zoning bylaws, but they want more public communication before they move forward.

“The intention of the second open house is to gather all those comments and identify a dozen or so strategies, inform the public about what those strategies are and how we intend to move ahead with them.”

Guidinger said there is a genuine interest in housing in Prince Albert, and that’s reflected in the turnout. More than 100 people attended the December consultation at Gateway Mall, with roughly 60 completing the city’s housing survey.

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