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Apartments controversy rages

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I don't know what the rent will be but what is needed is not high end apartments starting at 700 a month and renting for about 800 a month for a single bedroom. Mortgages are too close to that and they are not enticing and apartments like that do not help the situation at all. Unfortunately anything new coming seems to be luxury apartments or renovated apartments at 800 to 900 a month

-- 22722752

 

They're APARTMENTS, not hog barns. Get a grip already!

I really hope this goes through out of sheer spite for the closed-minded NIMBYs that appear to make up the population of Whyte Ridge.

-- lollipopsandsunshine

 

They're against an apartment in their neighbourhood, but complain about potholes. Density brings the city income which in turn pays for infrastructure. You can't have it both ways.

-- General Lee Specific

 

The Our Whyte Ridge group needs to call for Paula Havixbeck's resignation! Another online petition would be perfect. Charleswood needs to get behind this.

There is no way she will be re-elected and should just quit! She has upset over 2,000 voters in Whyte Ridge alone! People should have a say in their Community, Paula has taken this away.

-- misskitty1

 

I live in Whyte Ridge and I drive by the potential location daily. Have you seen what is in the space now? It's a dump (almost literally)! There are broken down cars, garbage piles, etc. It's gross. WHY would we prefer this view to a new apartment? Admittedly, I live deeper in Whyte Ridge and won't have 4 floors of balconies staring down into my backyard as some of the residents will have. I can see why they'd be upset, but in that case it should be a smaller group of opposition. Not really sure what the big deal is other than that. Unfortunate that this group claims to speak for all of Whyte Ridge...

-- manitoban29

 

no one is so rich that they can not have neighbours... its time to live in reality.... the rest of us do

-- JustMe5

 

I hope that sensible people realize that the opposition to this project does not speak for all Whyte Ridge residents, just the very vocal ones.

Many, if not the majority of residents are just fine with the project and think nothing of it, thus obviously aren't going to have petitions or go to city hall to support it.

-- kmc

 

white ridge was/is built as a single family residence. people moved there and spent considerable amount of money partly on those premises, to change it is wrong. there is plenty of other places to build apartments

-- Brian Baker

 

The more than 1,700 signatures collected in opposition to the proposal meant nothing in the long run. The residents were heard only as a courtesy the plan was going to go through even with a majority in disapproval.

-- madresident63

 

I was at the meeting for over 3 hours. During those 3 hours I did not hear any swearing but did hear Havixbeck raise HER voice and threaten audience members. People in attendance raised the point that the decision to allow the complex was pre-decided and that their comments would fall on deaf ears. Over 100 residents attended the meeting and over 1,700 residents petitioned in opposition to the development and their fears were realized. So much for democracy! What a crock. Shame on our city councillors.

--Darcy St-laurent

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition April 15, 2012 A10

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