The City of Cornwall Social & Housing Service Department, as Service Manager for Social Housing in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry is conducting a Housing Revitalization Study.

The purpose of the study is two-fold;

1) We are seeking a review and analysis of the entire current social housing inventory in order to investigate opportunities for regeneration or redevelopment/repurposing of that stock. We are seeking this information in order to plan for and accommodate any additional housing needs.

2) We are also seeking an analysis of the housing needs with Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry within the local context, including but not limited to demographics, employment, labour markets and the need for affordable housing in order to plan for any new housing developments.

The desired outcome of both activities is to create a long term strategic plan which provides clear and achievable strategies to most effectively meet the current and future demand for social housing in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry.

The Social & Housing Services Department expects that the Housing Revitalization Plan will give directions and recommendations for regeneration opportunities, refurbishment/repurposing of current stock and future acquisitions (new builds), through an examination of the entire housing stock currently available in Cornwall, Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. The plan should also identify ‘shovel ready’ ideas where funding allocations can be considered.

Colliers International has been hired to conduct this study and prepare the final report.

There are several engagement sessions planned throughout that study which is the reason for our e-mail today. We have created an online survey, to collect the information regarding your Township/Municipality and are seeking the assistance of your CAO, Senior Planning Official (or similar position in your area) and Senior Economical Development Official (or similar position in your area) to complete the survey.

Housing Revitalization Study – Online Engagement Session

Access to this survey will be available until Friday March 20th, 2020.