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Committee approves plan for Ridgewood South development

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Ridgewood South is expected to contain 11 separate neighbourhoods with a total of 3,400 living units and a population of 7,000 to 9,000 people.

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Ridgewood South is expected to contain 11 separate neighbourhoods with a total of 3,400 living units and a population of 7,000 to 9,000 people.

A civic committee has endorsed a plan for the next suburban community in the southwest corner of Winnipeg.

The property and development committee endorsed the creation of a precinct plan for Ridgewood South, a 947-acre triangular parcel of land in south Charleswood.

The new community -- bordered by the Perimeter Highway to the west, the CNR Rivers mainline to the south, and the Harte Trail/Ridgewood Avenue to the north – is expected to contain 11 separate neighbourhoods with a total of 3,400 living units and a population of 7,000 to 9,000 people.

The plan now goes to council for final approval.

Coun. Justin Swandel said the development makes sense, adding it was identified in Plan Winnipeg as a potential residential community.

Swandel (St. Norbert) said that based on estimates for the city’s growth and housing demand, Ridgewood South is the next appropriate development.

Coun. John Orlikow was the lone opposing vote to the plan.

Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) said the development is premature and unnecessary.

But the other committee members disagreed, saying the city needs to prepare additional residential neighbourhoods to ensure there are housing options to compete with those in the neighbouring ring communities.

"This is the most logical," location for the city’s next residential area, committee chair Coun. Jeff Browaty said. "There is a demand for these properties."

Browaty said it was better to have people buying homes in Winnipeg and paying property taxes, rather than moving to the ring communities and commuting daily to the city.

aldo.santin@freepress.mb.ca

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