Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION

Subdivision would add riders for bus rapid transit

  • Print

MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Enlarge Image

A proposed subdivision in Fort Garry will have hundreds of new residents living within walking distance of the city's proposed bus rapid transit route along Pembina Highway.

Bishop Grandin Crossing would see a maximum of 1,296 dwelling units constructed on the former Sugar Beet factory site between Pembina Highway and Waverley Street and north of Bishop Grandin Boulevard with the possibility of hundreds more.

The subdivision and rezoning plan goes before the city's property and development committee Tuesday.

Calgary developer Don Larke of Hopewell Development said Friday they plan to construct the densest housing closest to where the rapid bus route will run along Pembina Highway.

"Studies have shown when medium and higher-density areas are convenient to transportation, you have a higher ridership," he said.

Larke said the rest of the site will be a mix of residential and commercial including restaurants, office space and hotels. The plan would see Scurfield Boulevard extended east of Waverley to aid access to the area.

He said a portion of the development, close to the industrial area north of it, will stay zoned for light industrial.

"We hope in the next two years we can begin to service and sell property," Larke said.

Coun. John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) said the city will have to put water pipes under Bishop Grandin to service the site, but because a special underground boring machine will be used, they won't have to excavate the busy divided highway.

 

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition May 10, 2014 A11

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Lawless in the Morning: Gary answers your questions (March 25)

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Winnipeg’s best friend the dragon fly takes a break at English Gardens in Assiniboine Park Wednesday- A dragon fly can eat  food equal to its own weight in 30 minutes-Standup photo- June 13, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)
  • A baby Red Panda in her area at the Zoo. International Red Panda Day is Saturday September 15th and the Assiniboine Park Zoo will be celebrating in a big way! The Zoo is home to three red pandas - Rufus, Rouge and their cub who was born on June 30 of this year. The female cub has yet to be named and the Assiniboine Park Zoo is asking the community to help. September 14, 2012  BORIS MINKEVICH / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Are you in favour of relocating Winnipeg's rail yards and lines?

View Results

Ads by Google