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City to investigate heritage district in Crescentwood

July 3 City Centre community committee roundup

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This article was published 16/7/2018 (718 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.

• The community circle at the corner of River Avenue and Osborne Street is set for a refresh.

On July 3, the City Centre community committee voted to waive criteria for the land dedication reserve fund to provide the Gas Station Arts Centre a $50,000 grant to improve safety on the iconic corner.

According to documents submitted to the City by the Gas Station Arts Centre, over the course of last year there have been a number of incidents in the area that have caused the community to be concerned with the overall safety and security of the space.

The $50,000 grant, which has to be approved by the executive policy committee, will be used to install safety cameras, lights, fencing, enhancement benches, garbage cans, bike racks, planters, and to repair and update the mural.

Work is scheduled to start in August and be completed by the end of September.

• The City of Winnipeg will be looking at potentially designating Crescentwood a heritage district following a motion brought forward by Coun. John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry).

According to the motion, discussions have been ongoing between Orlikow and area residents interested in creating a heritage conservation district in the neighbourhood.

A heritage conservation district designation, similar to the one being developed by the City for the Armstrong’s Point neighbourhood, would protect the character and historical nature of the area.

The motion directs the public service to initiate the development of a Crescentwood Heritage Conservation District and still has to be considered by the standing policy committee on property and development, heritage and downtown development.

• The City of Winnipeg has received a $10,000 land dedication reserve grant from the City Centre community committee to redevelop the plant beds in the Corydon-Hugo Piazza at 261 Hugo St. N.

• The view along Taylor Avenue will be enhanced for next year with new funding.

City Centre community committee approved a $39,800 land dedication reserve grant to the City’s urban planning and design division to replace the chain link fencing along Taylor Avenue and plant vines along the fence. The project also includes planting of trees along the current tree line.

The work is expected to be finished by the end of fall.

• The River Heights site of the Corydon Community Centre has received a $16,700 grant to combat vandalism.

The community centre’s field has been torn up in the past by vehicles accessing the greenspace, according to documents submitted to the City. The grant will allow the community centre to install bollards restricting vehicle access to the field. The funds will also support repairs to the play structure surface at the centre.


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