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Harewood to begin neighbourhood plan process

The Harewood Neighbourhood Plan is set to get underway and community planners are hosting an ice-breaker event to provide residents with an opportunity to learn more about the process before it begins.

An open house is scheduled for Sunday (May 26) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at University Village Shopping Centre, 540 Fifth St.

"We're in the preliminary stages, trying to generate interest," said Chris Sholberg, the city's heritage planner. "We're expecting to begin the process in the fall."

Harewood is one of the oldest and largest neighbourhoods in Nanaimo with one of the most diverse demographics.

The 12-month neighbourhood plan process will begin with background research before focusing on the future needs and desires of the neighbourhood while meeting objectives of the official community plan.

"Community engagement is really the key to developing the best plan possible," said Deborah Jensen, community planner.

For more details phone 250-755-4483.

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