Masset to host coffee chats about 2040 community plan

Coffee and community plans will both be on the menu at the Masset village office this Thursday.

An aerial view of Masset.

An aerial view of Masset.

Coffee and community plans will both be on the menu at the Masset village office this Thursday, Jan. 26.

Anyone who would like to discuss topics related to Masset’s 2040 community plan are invited to join the coffee chats, which run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and cover the six topics listed below.

“It’s open to everyone, and councillors will be popping in and out depending on their interest in the topics,” says Masset Mayor Andrew Merilees, adding that anyone who uses Masset services — whether from Masset, Old Massett, Tow Hill, or elsewhere — is welcome to join.

Shannon Greenwood, a consultant with the Whistler Centre for Sustainability, will be on hand throughout the day to lead the six sessions:

• 9 a.m.  Energy, water, waste, transportation

• 10 a.m. Economy

• 11:30 a.m. Recreation, culture, learning

• 12:30 p.m. Healthcare, lifestyles, social systems

• 2 p.m. Homes and neighbourhoods

• 3 p.m. Natural areas and land use

Old Massett held a similar open house on Jan. 19 for its own community plan, which is being developed by residents, Old Massett Village Council, Ainjil Hunt of Transformation International, two students and an instructor from UBC’s School of Community and Regional Planning.

Since they happen to be going on at the same time, once planning teams from Old Massett and Masset finish their work, they will meet and discuss how plans for the neighbouring communities might overlap.

Last month, the Masset planning team published the results of its first survey on the 2040 plan, which are available below.


Masset2040 IOCP Community Input Summary (Dec 2016)