'Peg Property & Development Committee Approving another 'burb

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'Peg Property & Development Committee Approving another 'burb

Well, years after Waverley West & admist whining about insufficient revenue from the Province & our massive infrastructure deficit, the City of Winnipeg's Propert & Development Committee voted unanimously in first hearing to approve the RIDGEWOOD SOUTH development

 

Critics like Jim Silver rightly point out that roads don't grow on trees & that the City's neglected central neighbourhoods. Yet the City seems to be marching on.  

FYI, the City's having a ZONING ALIGNMENT meeting at the Forks Atrium from 3 pm - 7 pm on May 15. 

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Oops. Should be 'burb. 

Freudian slips happen! 

jas

Does city council itself have no say? How about the plannng department? What formal plan for Winnipeg does this development fit into? Why is a "committee" making these decisions?  What credentials do these committee members have? Why do Winnipeggers keep turning the other cheek?

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jas wrote:

Does city council itself have no say? How about the plannng department? What formal plan for Winnipeg does this development fit into? Why is a "committee" making these decisions?  What credentials do these committee members have? Why do Winnipeggers keep turning the other cheek?

From CBC

CBC wrote:

The City of Winnipeg’s property committee approved a plan from several property developers to create a new development south of Charleswood.

[...]

There were no objections to the developers’ plans on Tuesday, and the development will now go to the city’s executive policy committee for review.

Coun. Jeff Browaty said the new neighbourhood would meet an existing demand for new homes in the city.

"These new subdivisions that are coming up are filling up quite quickly, and I mean, if it’s not in the city of Winnipeg, it's in the bedroom communities beyond," said Browaty.

[...]

The next step in the process is public consultations. After those are completed, the bid will head to the city’s executive policy committee for a vote.

If approved, the development will go to city council for final approval.

The City Committee is the first step. There's subsequent steps and the process can still be stopped. Thus far, however, there doesn't appear to be much opposition on City Council to this stupid idea. That needs to change.

jas

CBC wrote:

Coun. Jeff Browaty said the new neighbourhood would meet an existing demand for new homes in the city.

"These new subdivisions that are coming up are filling up quite quickly, and I mean, if it’s not in the city of Winnipeg, it's in the bedroom communities beyond," said Browaty. 

What a useful observation he makes: that if the new subdivisions are not in the city - which they are not - then they are in the bedroom communities beyond. That really helps us to understand why they are not being built in the city. It completely dispels my concerns that Winnipeg city council is making decisions that are not based on any sound municipal development plan and that they continue, willy nilly, to expand the suburbs, with no consideration or even awareness of the strain this puts on civic infrastructure.

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Sounds like this is just more urban sprawl relying on the infernal combustion engine for commuting.

milo204

might have something to do with the fact the big developpers and city hall have been best buds for quite some time.  Building another suburb right now is ridiculous.  this city can't afford to keep expaning outwards,   we need to encourage more building of apartments in all areas of the city.  it's effecient and makes sense and costs less in infrastructure and since so many have been turned into over priced condos there's a huge demand for rental space in this city.

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jas

"Same" on you?

 

Also, maybe the thread title could be fixed. I believe it's supposed to say 'burb.

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SHAME ON YOU, 12 Councillors + Mayor.

Only Jenny Gerbasi, Ross Eadie, & Harvey Smith had the wisdom to vote against this nonsense.  

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jas wrote:

Also, maybe the thread title could be fixed. I believe it's supposed to say 'burb.

 

The typo was noted in the first reply to this thread. 

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Okay, I have "contacted the editor". 

Not sure if that's how the proper procedure for title fixing, but it's worth a shot.