Public meetings on Sherbrooke zoning begin
The City of Sherbrooke has started the public consultation process for its new regulation revision project, beginning with its first meeting last night in the Salle du Parvis on Conseil Street. Since the municipal mergers in 2002, the City has worked with ten different zoning regulations. To manage the territory better and to build the future, in 2014 Sherbrooke adopted a revised development plan. Now it must revise its urbanism regulations in order to respect this new plan and to put into action the planning of the territory, leading the municipal council to adopt, on May 16th, the regulation revision by-law aimed at harmonizing the zoning and development regulations.
The project by-law no. 1200 takes into account the concerns expressed by citizens last year and can be consulted at realisonssherbrooke.ca. An interactive map will help citizens visualize the repercussions of the new regula-
tions on their property. A paper version of by-law no. 1200 is also available at the Sherbrooke Town Hall and at the Borough offices.
Five more public consultations will take place: Mont-Bellevue Borough, June 1st at 7:00 pm, Hotel de Ville on Palais Street; Rock-Forest Borough, June 7th at 7:00 pm, Salon du Bingo on BertrandFabi; Brompton Borough, June 8th at 7:00 pm, Borough office on Laval Street; Jacques Cartier Borough, June 15th at 7:00 pm, Borough office on Portland; and Lennoxville Borough, June 16th at 7:00 pm, Amedee Beaudoin Centre on SamuelGratham Street.
Resource people from the Service de la planification urbaine et du developpement durable (SPUDD) will be available until September 16th, 2016, to meet with concerned citizens. Meetings can be arranged by calling 819 823-8000, extension 1200. Citizens can also send their questions and comments on the project by email to firstname.lastname@example.org., before September 16th.
Because of the vast consultation process, there may be modifications to the project by-law no. 1200. It should them be adopted and put into effect at the beginning of 2017.