Despite opposition from the city’s planning department, a new subdivision for northwest Winnipeg was approved earlier this month by executive policy committee.
Terracon Development Ltd. plans to build Castlebury Meadows, a 30-hectare site at the corner of King Edward Street and Jefferson Avenue. Castlebury Meadows would include 593 units of single-family homes, duplexes and apartments.
City planners recommended that Terracon be totally responsible for funding upgrades to King Edward and Commercial Avenue. The planning department also suggested Terracon construct a noise barrier and build a road through Castlebury Meadows for Winnipeg Transit buses.
Michael Falk, vice-president of Terracon, said the roadwork would force him to double the price of the Castlebury homes from $300,000 to $600,000.
EPC modified the roadwork requirement and removed several others.
Council passed the motion 11-5. Work on Castlebury Meadows is planned to start in February or March of next year.