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The Assiniboia Community Committee met on June 3, with councillors Janice Lukes, Kevin Klein and Scott Gillingham in attendance.
Apartment at 2525 Pembina Highway
Minor changes were made to the plans for the 16-storey, multi-family apartment going up at 2525 Pembina Hwy. at the corner of Bison Drive.
The developers of the building – 2467136 Ontario Inc. – received approval to add three commercial entrances on the ground floor facing Pembina. A secure, one-storey bike parking building will be moved from the south to the northwest corner of the lot. An emergency generator will be installed along the south portion of the lot.
"The main level was rezoned to include three restaurants, which now need sidewalk access," Coun. Lukes (Waverley West) said. "I would also like to point out there are 288 bike parking spaces, in a building that increases density along a major active transportation network. There are only 176 car parking spaces in comparison."
Traffic calming study
Lukes successfully put forward a motion to restart a traffic study on Lee Boulevard between Shore and Barnes streets. The city’s Public Works department did a study in 2018, but new multi-family dwellings have been built since then, adding to traffic density, she said.
"Lee Boulevard is half residential, half commercial and is one of the main corridors through Waverley West," Lukes said. "We’re definitely seeing more traffic on this street, including speeding."
Community gardens and parking guidance
The City’s Public Services will be asked to identify space to install two community gardens on City-owned land in the Waverley West ward. Lukes said the gardens would have to wait until next spring before work could begin, removing sod and improving soil.
Lukes also asked the City to provide a guideline for residents to request changes to which side of the street parking is allowed on in the new neighbourhoods. "There doesn’t seem to be any reason why a street allows parking on one side, and then next street changes that side," Lukes said. "Residents are asking for guidelines on how to request a reallocation of that side."
Susie Strachan is the community journalist for The Sou'wester. Call her at 204-697-7150 or 204-583-4718 or email her at: email@example.com
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