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UPDATE: Parkside Inn information sessions scheduled for this week

Correction: The article previously said that the meetings would be held on December 5th and 6th. The Creeks Crossing and Brookside meeting will actually take place on November 28th. The College Park neighbourhood and local business owners session will be held on November 29th.

People in the area with concerns about the Parkside Inn will soon be able to voice them. The city has scheduled three information sessions next week for those living in Creeks Crossing, Brookside and College Park as well as for business owners in the area.

Protective Services Deputy Director Chris Manuel hopes people will use these sessions to answer any questions they may still have about the proposed supportive housing project.

“They are essentially an information session that provides an overview of what permanent supportive housing is as a concept and what’s occurring within the city… The RCMP Enforcement Services will be present just to provide some kind of Q and A’s to those area residents and businesses.”

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The project, which would see Parkside’s use change, has been put on hold since November 6th. That’s when 19 people who live and work around the hotel filed an appeal to stop the city from moving ahead with the project.

That appeal is set to be heard by the Subdivision Appeal board on December 3rd. Until a decision is made, Manuel says most of the work on the hotel has stopped.

“There’s not going to be any significant improvements to the site unless it’s known that the project is going to move ahead. It would just be ill-advised to make any significant investments until you know that.”

The Creeks Crossing and Brookside meeting will take place on December 5th. Sessions for those living in the College Park neighbourhood as well as for area business owners will be held on December 6th.

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