As part of the OurWinnipeg review, the City is undertaking a study to figure out how to accommodate the expected population growth of 200,000 people over the next 20 years. The best mix of new housing will include a combination of downtown, infill, and new suburban sites, as these areas can all accommodate different levels of growth.
The City intends to determine where Winnipeg should focus residential growth. The OurWinnipeg Residential Growth Study will assign different priorities to different areas of the city, like downtown, infill, and suburban areas. These priorities will then be used to develop “growth scenarios”, or different ways in which the City could grow as time goes on. The preferred scenario will then inform policies to ensure Winnipeg grows in the best possible way. This study will have three phases:
- Phase 1, Creation of the Evaluation Criteria – develop weighted evaluation criteria to prioritize growth areas. Evaluation criteria will be developed using data and analysis, and input from the public.
- Phase 2, Residential Lands Evaluation – all study areas (“transformative areas”) will be analyzed according to the criteria established in Phase 1.
- Phase 3, Growth Scenarios and Recommendations for Implementation – create multiple growth scenarios informed by the study area priorities, leading to the selection of a preferred growth scenario that will be embedded into the OurWinnipeg Review. The final recommendations will include how to implement the preferred growth scenario.
If you are interested in participating, please complete the 10-minute survey intended to let us know what you think is most important when evaluating where the city should grow.
In addition, the Speak Up Winnipeg team will be popping up this May at several locations across the city. Drop by to learn more about this work and fill out a survey.
- Kildonan Place Mall, Thursday May 10, from 12pm to 3pm
- Millennium Library, 251 Donald St – Friday May 11 from 10am to 2pm
- Wellness Institute, 1075 Leila Ave – Wednesday May 23 from 10am to 1pm
- St Norbert Farmers Market, 3514 Pembina Hwy – Saturday May 26 from 10am to 2pm
- Polo Park Mall, Thursday May 31, from 12pm to 3pm
Please join our email list, follow the City’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, or keep checking speakupwinnipeg.com to find out about opportunities to give feedback on the different potential Phase 3 growth scenarios and to keep informed about the OurWinnipeg review.