Work is underway to come up with a zoning bylaw and design standards that will be used to guide future development within the section of the RM of Rosser that lies within CentrePort.
According to Rosser’s CentrePort project manager Bob Brown, a group of consulting companies hired by Rosser council conducted interviews with government officials, property owners and developers in the area in June. On July 22, an open house was held to collect community input, as well as share the information collected to date.
Brown said all parties with a vested interest in what is called phase one, stage 1A were invited to the open house. As well, people who regularly use Little Mountain Park, which lies within the RM of Rosser but is owned by the City of Winnipeg, also attended. There is concern that industrial development might result in changes to the park’s current ownership and operation.
At a second open house on July 25, the planning team was to present a new concept for zoning, appropriate development, design standards and transportation infrastructure, which incorporates the feedback they received at the previous open house.
Following this, the consultants will draft a zoning framework to be presented at a third public open house in the fall.
Brown said it’s possible the final zoning bylaw and design standards adopted for the RM of Rosser’s section of CentrePort may be extended to the rest of CentrePort.
He added, these regulations won’t apply to any part of Rosser not within CentrePort.