We asked for your vision of what the CP Rail yards could become, and your proposals are starting to arrive now.
Review the submissions sent in by our readers, below. We'll keep adding more as they arrive.
- Don Reimer's proposal (PDF, 6.6 MB)
As part of his architecture degree course work, Winnipegger Don Reimer created a neighbourhood concept for the rail yards called Douglas Village, notable for the green corridor that follows the line of the existing rail tracks.
- Blogger Cherenkov's proposal (PDF, 120 KB)
Local blogger Cherenkov envisions a rail yard redevelopment that includes a golf course, housing and a red light district, long talked about in Winnipeg as a way to combat crime and regulate prostitution.
If you'd like to share your vision, download the map and details about our project in PDF format. Break out your pens, pencils and rulers and show us how you'd change the space. If you prefer to work digitally, here's the map in .jpg format.
Not sure where to get started? The map includes a small legend showing the size of an average house, school or grocery store, and Polo Park Shopping Centre -- just to give you the idea of the size of the space.
You can also check out the Yards of Reports we're accumulating to see what others have already proposed for the site.
Once you've got your plan sketched out, bring a paper copy to our public forum and design summit at the Free Press news Cafe on Tuesday, July 31 at 6 p.m. (Facebook event listing here). Everyone is welcome to help brainstorm.
If you can't make it on July 31, scan or save your plan and send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or mail it to us at Off The Rails, 1355 Mountain Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R2X 3B6.