The City of Moose Jaw is hosting an open house for residents to provide feedback on a proposed industrial park southeast of the city.
The come-and-go event is being held on Wednesday, April 17 from 12 to 7 p.m. at the Wakamow Valley Sportsmen Centre, located at 276 Home Street East. The event will consist of a series of display boards providing information about the project and concept plan. There will not be any formal presentation of materials at this open house.
In a news release, the municipality explained that project team members from engineering firm Associated Engineering and the City of Moose Jaw will be available to discuss the proposed plan and record residents’ perspectives. Representatives from SaskPower will also be on hand to share information about its proposed natural gas plant in the area.
Comment sheets will be available to enable attendees to submit written comments that will be included in the following report to city council.
The municipality recently initiated planning for a future industrial park south of the Moose Jaw River and east of Highway 2. The study area comprises roughly 700 hectares (1,729 acres) of primarily agricultural land that has been recently annexed into the city.
The municipality is seeking to use existing municipal and provincial infrastructure in this area to support the introduction of industrial development focused on supporting the agricultural business sector.
A series of stakeholder interviews were hosted in early December with residents, municipal officials and representatives from other agencies. The interviews allowed these groups to discuss how industrial development could be positively integrated into this area of the community.
The input received from these interviews was used with other relevant background information and municipal policies to prepare a draft land use concept plan. The purpose of this open house meeting is to enable residents to view and provide their perspective on the proposed land use concept.
If residents can’t make the open house, a copy of the display boards for this event will be published on the municipality’s website following the event. You can also forward your written comments to Bill Delainey, RPP, c/o Associated Engineering, 2225 Northridge Drive, Saskatoon, Sask., S7L 6X6, or by email at email@example.com.
Written comments received prior to Tuesday, April 30, will be published in the final report to city council.