The City of Grande Prairie is hosting in-person and online information sessions on September 3 and 4 for the community to learn more about two upcoming Community Supportive Housing projects.
Community Supportive Housing offers people who have experienced homelessness support to achieve housing and personal stability. This type of program aims to end the experience of chronic homelessness for people who face barriers due to physical, mental or behavioural health challenges. Community Supportive Housing services include frequent in-home meetings, assistance navigating local services and employment assistance.
The projects are currently not finalized and under development with local partners. One project is a potential 42-unit facility located in the Avondale neighbourhood at 10011/10017 – 105 Ave. The other is a potential 44-unit facility located Downtown, next to City Hall, at 10039 – 98 St.
Currently, both projects are at the stage of land rezoning. A new zoning category specifically for these projects has been written, and both properties must be changed before the projects proceed. The new zones will indicate requirements for the site layout and building design.
Public engagement is being completed to inform the regulations or design controls in those zones.
The project team is hosting a series of information sessions to provide the public with more information about the projects, answer any questions residents may have, and collect community feedback to present to Council.
The in-person sessions are being held on Thursday, September 3 in the auditorium at the Ernie Radbourne Pavilion in Muskoseepi Park. Due to physical distancing and group size limitations, interested participants must register in advance for one of the 30-minute sessions. The times available are:
- 3:30 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
- 4:15 p.m.- 4:45 p.m.
- 5:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- 5:45 p.m.- 6:15 p.m.
Online sessions will be hosted using Zoom on Friday September 4th, 2020. Registrants will be e-mailed a link to join the meeting prior to the event. The available sessions are as follows:
- 3:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m.
- 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
The information sessions are registration only. To register for an in-person session, visit the project page on engage.cityofgp.com.
Additional sessions may be added for both in-person and online events based on demand. Additionally, some sessions may be cancelled due to low demand.