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A set of dilapidated tennis courts will make way for a 146-unit apartment tower on Stradbrook Avenue following a decision by City Centre community committee.
On June 12, councillors Cindy Gilroy (Daniel McIntyre) and John Orlikow (River Heights-Fort Garry) approved site plans for an 18-storey residential complex with a three and a half level parkade at 221 Stradbrook Ave., south of the Winnipeg Winter Club.
Coun. Jenny Gerbasi (Fort Rouge-East Fort Garry), who represents the neighbourhood, was excused from the meeting.
The tower will be built at the current site of four abandoned tennis courts, formerly owned by the Winnipeg Winter Club.
According to documents submitted to the City, the building’s Stradbrook facade include street-level uses that will be visible from outside (a common area, commercial space, and stairwells) running half the length of the building. Adjacent to the parkade, a dog run, accent lighting, landscaping and seating will help diminish the view of the 175-stall structure from the street.
The overall material used for the tower is a white and dark grey ribbed concrete intended to create visual interest when coupled with a vertical LED light bar.
• Granite Curling Club will be getting a face lift with support from the city.
City Centre community committee approved a $20,520 community incentive grant for the club to support a carpet and lighting replacement project. Officials with the club say the carpet on the end boards and in the men’s locker room is old, coming loose, and presents a tripping hazard for people using the space.
New LED lights will also be installed in the men’s locker room, over the ice sheets, in the second floor viewing area, and in the outdoor parking lot.
The total cost of the project is estimated at $41,040.
• The City of Winnipeg will be supporting a bike rack canopy for the Osborne Library.
City Centre community committee approved a $31,000 land dedication reserve fund grant to construct a shelter and new bike rack alongside a new bike repair station and pump, which were approved as part of the 2018 capital budget.
The project will include the installation of a concrete pavement and sidewalk to access the shelter, the installation of a Dero Vizor Shelter, and the installation of an eight stall Dero Hoop Rack.
• Sir John Franklin Park is set for some major improvements.
A $220,000 land dedication reserve grant was approved by City Centre community committee for a redevelopment of the park’s amenities, including the tennis courts.
The project includes the construction of an accessible granular path and pad from the parking lot to the play structure, updated safety surfacing, tennis court resurfacing, tennis court fence replacement, bollard replacement and a chain link fence installation. Construction is expected to be completed by fall 2018.
The following organizations received per capita grants:
• The Earl Grey Neighbourhood
Association received $500 for the cost of two yearly newsletters, an annual back lane fire safety audit, an annual e-waste collection, bulky waste collection, and distribution of numbers for back lane property marking.
• Fort Garry United Church received $200 to support a community barbecue on Sept. 12.
• Robert H. Smith School, St. John Brebeuf School, École River Heights School, and General Byng School each received $100 to go towards scholarships and awards for students.
• Grant Park High School received a $500 grant for scholarships for graduating students.
• Carpathia School, Queenston School, École J. B. Mitchell School, and Brock
Corydon School each received $50 for farewell programming and awards.