Report on South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

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The long awaited report highlighting details around the South Winnipeg Recreation campus is now available! To see the report, visit:

Regional Campus Implementation Strategy SPC on Property and Development Nov 20, 2015

 

HIGHLIGHTS of Report’s Recommendations:

  • $350,000 be allocated to:
    • Planning a concept for the recreation campus
    • Initiate a secondary planning process for the area lands
    • Consult with the community to develop a conceptual site plan AND partnership agreements.
  • Funding to enable the purchase of land be identified in the 2016 Capital budget process,
  • The Director of Planning, Property and Development be authorized to negotiate to acquire land for the South Winnipeg Recreation Campus.

 

PRELIMINARY STUDY released:  

Regional Campus – Consultation Report

A preliminary study of the need and interest for a South Winnipeg Recreation complex was conducted in 2014. This study contributed to the Public Service’s recommendations.

  • This is an EXCELLENT report and provides details on what is being proposed, potential partners, facility details, potential site location and more. I highly encourage you to read this report!
  • Learn about similar concepts being built in Calgary, around a school, including a library, and more:

WHY does South Winnipeg need a new recreation facility ?

  • City of Winnipeg policy recommends a ratio of 1.8 sq. feet  of recreation space per person (Recreation Leisure and Library Facilities Policy)
  • In 2009, the Greater Council of Winnipeg Community Centre’s report identified that a shortage of recreation space already existed in South Winnipeg!
  • With the rapid growth in South Winnipeg and when the Waverley West community is complete (approx. 5 yrs), the ratio is estimated to be  .95 sq feet of recreation space per person.
  • To service the recreation requirements of South Winnipeg, 3.5 stand-alone community centers would have to be built, or a larger recreation complex would have to be built. One large complex is being recommended.

 

 

NEXT STEPS:

Recommendations from the Public Service will be presented to the Standing Policy Committee on Property Planning and Development on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 9:00 am in the West Committee Room at City Hall, 510 Main Street.

  • If you are interested in speaking to this report and supporting the recommendations (or not), please register in advance by contacting  Andrew Poitras, Senior Committee Clerk:  phone 204-986-6170 or E-Mail apoitras@winnipeg.ca
  • You will have 10 minutes to present.
  •  I will be at the meeting, presenting and supporting the report’s recommendations. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact my office for additional information.

 

 

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