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Sault Ste. Marie City Hall file photo. Donna Hopper/SooToday

NEWS RELEASE
CITY OF SAULT STE MARIE
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The City of Sault Ste. Marie has launched Shape the Sault to create a new Official Plan for the city. The Official Plan will guide local decision making on land use, development and public infrastructure over the next 20 years.

A public information session will be held on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at R.M. Moore Public School (1272 Base Line, Sault Ste. Marie) from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. This session will focus on Sault Ste. Marie's rural and agricultural areas.

“Community input is a critical component in creating this plan and planning staff are currently collecting valuable input on the project from community members and organizations”, says Don McConnell, Director of Planning. “Tuesday’s information session will focus on balancing rural residential growth, while maintaining the potential of the rural area for future urban development, agriculture and other uses requiring large parcels. Although the majority of farms in the district are located east of Sault Ste. Marie, there seems to be a resurgence in local farming. The information session allows us to determine how we can further support agriculture from a land use perspective.”

Questions explored at the information session include: Where is agriculture occurring within Sault Ste. Marie? What is currently working in terms of agriculture and rural development in the Sault? How can the City's land use policies better support agriculture?

All are welcome to attend this session as City staff will be available to discuss the project. For more information about this project and to say informed on upcoming events visit www.shapethesault.ca.

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