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More Affordable Housing Approved by Commission – Our Communities

West Kildonan

Lord Selkirk-West Kildonan Community Committee held a special meeting on April 23.

A public hearing was held on a variance application for 424 North Point Blvd., for an eight-abreast row to be built on the vacant lots. The variance, which was approved, allows for slightly more density per unit and fewer parking spaces than normally required, resulting in eight parking spaces instead of twelve. The site is located across from a retention pond, so there are no residential buildings directly across from the parking lot. place.

“The proposed development is compatible with the environment,” says Graaf. Devi Sharma (Old Kildonan) said in support of the variance. “Families are looking for affordable housing (in this area) and this project will certainly provide that.”

Supplied image Plans for a major multifamily project at 1360 Templeton Ave., totaling 208 units and more than 300 parking spaces, were approved April 23 by the Lord Selkirk-West Kildonan Community Committee.

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Plans for a large, multifamily project at 1360 Templeton Ave., totaling 208 units and more than 300 parking spaces, were approved April 23 by the Lord Selkirk-West Kildonan Community Committee.

The application was due to be considered on February 27 and April 4, but was postponed to allow the application notice to be re-released due to changes to the proposed site plan. No one has registered as an opposition.

During the regular portion of the meeting, plans were approved for a large, multifamily project at 1360 Templeton Ave., consisting of eight stacked townhouse-style buildings, totaling 208 units and more than 300 parking spaces. The owner would offer half of the units at affordable rental rates, with each unit having its own veranda or patio and separate entrance. An enclosed outdoor play structure will also be built on the site for families. Construction is expected to start this summer and be completed next year.

In addition, $10,000 from the Point Douglas Neighborhood Community Fund was approved to assist with Rainbow Stage’s upcoming production Ma-Buhay! The funding corresponds to the funding approved by the Council. Russ Wyatt (Transcona) for production, which has been developed locally and will be implemented in July.

Sheldon Birnie

Sheldon Birnie
Community Journalist

Sheldon Birnie is a reporter/photographer for the Free Press Community Review. The author of Missing Like Teeth: An Oral History of Winnipeg Underground Rock (1990-2001). His writing has appeared in magazines and online platforms in Canada, the US and the UK. Sheldon, a husband and father of two young children, enjoys playing guitar and rec hockey when he can find the time. Email him at [email protected] Call him at 204-697-7112