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Overview - March 22, 2022 Townhall Meeting

published April 18th, 2022

Landlab has always operated with the belief that our projects become better when we learn from the people who are most familiar with the area in which we propose to develop. On March 22nd we hosted a Zoom townhall meeting that represented the first of several in a series of townhall meetings that we will be holding in Alnwick/Haldimand. The goal of these meetings is to present existing residents with our ideas for our Lakeport Beach project and to give updates on where we are in the planning process. We want to gather feedback on what we present and also collect new ideas for how the project might be improved.

We began the March 22nd townhall meeting with introductions of the Landlab team and of the Strategy Corp team, whom we engaged to facilitate the meeting. We were also fortunate to be joined by Daryl Keleher from economic research firm, Altus Group, to share his findings on the positive fiscal impact that the project will have on the Township, the County, and local residents and businesses.

Landlab gave an overview of our past and current work and then gave a detailed explanation of what we are proposing for Lakeport Beach—including urban planning, architecture, and the environmental and economic benefits of our approach. We posted the presentation we gave on the Documents page of our website, and you can find it here if you are interested. The floor was then opened to questions and comments from the audience using the Zoom ‘chat’ feature.

We believe that this first townhall meeting was a great success. Sixty-six people attended and we were very pleased to have the opportunity to introduce ourselves and our project proposal, and also to have a chance to gather input and concerns from existing residents. If you’re interested in learning more about the questions that were asked, and our responses, you can find the Public Engagement Summary here. It is also located on the Documents page of our website.

As mentioned at the townhall meeting, we are planning at least seven more points of public engagement over the course of the coming year that will, along with ongoing direct contact with residents, allow us to strengthen a real two-way discussion about our plans for Lakeport Beach. Openness and communication are incredibly important to us.

If you are interested in following the Lakeport Beach discussion, I encourage you to check out the website regularly and to consider subscribing to our newsletter to stay informed about upcoming meetings and discussions.