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Corydon neighbourhood planning process halted

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Council's property committee voted to stop work on the creation of new planning guidelines for the Corydon neighbourhood after area business owners said it would stifle development.

Coun. Russ Wyatt (Transcona) introduced a motion that called on Winnipeg to take the unusual step of terminating work on secondary plans for the Corydon neighbourhood. He said the process has been "poisoned" and it would be more fair and equitable to start work on a new plan for the area.

The move came after the Corydon BIZ and area business owners told council's property committee the current secondary plans for the Corydon Avenue neighbourhood will stifle growth and restrict development. Read more on the proposed plan.

Pizza Hotline president Jerry Cianflone he would not have been able to build Cafe 22 under the proposed planning guidelines, which he said will shut down businesses in the area. He said the city planners and Coun. Jenny Gerbasi (Fort Rouge) have not listened to business owners' concerns.

"You're shutting down the restaurant business on Corydon," Cianflone told the committee, noting the proposed guidelines include height restrictions on buildings.

Gerbasi said the planning process is not complete, and urged committee members to allow it to continue. She said she's allowing the process to unfold naturally, and that the move to squash the process is due to "political reasons."

City property director Barry Thorgrimson said it would be "very disturbing" to terminate the planning process, saying the city would simply have to re-hash all the data it has collected at a cost to the taxpayer.

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