In January, the Hamilton Community Land Trust hosted a series of public visioning workshops titled “Community-Owned Land”. This community consultation was intended to test and prioritize HamiltonCLT’s vision and goals with more community members prior to moving into the organization’s operational phase. The central question of the workshops was: “If we were to acquire a property today, what would we do with it?”
More than sixty residents attended the workshops and there was a very high and informed level of engagement from the participants. The results of these workshops will be used to develop strategic priorities for the Hamilton Community Land Trust that will provide the framework for a five year plan for the organisation. The plan will be used to guide decision-making about what properties, projects, funding sources and partners to pursue. What ultimately gets built and preserved on CLT land will depend on a variety of factors, like the availability of land, resources, and partners, and the results of more targeted community engagement around specific projects.
A raw summary of the workshop results can be viewed here in PDF format.