Development Along Pembina, University Crescent & Transit Corridor

The City of Winnipeg recently completed an update to Our Winnipeg and Complete Communities 2.0. Council approved these planning documents which lay out guidelines on how the City plans and determines where development will occur over the next 25 years. These documents are awaiting final approval from the Province of Manitoba, but are now being used to guide Council’s decision making process.

Specific to the Waverley West Ward

Pembina Highway and the Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor are areas where multi family and commercial development is supported. In the Complete Communities 2.0 document, Pgs. 49 – 63 highlight details related to supporting densification along these two corridors.

 Pembina Highway – Regional Mixed Use Corridor

  • Corridors are targeted areas that provide the best opportunity for mixed-use density outside of downtown. Not only do they provide the best transit service in the city via the Primary Transit Network, but they are also based around vital nodes with robust commercial opportunities, allowing people to access a greater number of goods and services in a single trip. Densification along corridors help reduce the number of trips made in vehicles, and thereby have a positive environmental impact.
  • Much development is occurring on Pembina Highway which supports the Our Winnipeg and Complete Communities 2.0 plans.

University Crescent / University Heights

  • University Crescent is not termed a ‘corridor’, but because it provides direct access to the University – there is excellent transit service, which in turn increased the desire and support for density in development opportunities.

 Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor

  • The Southwest Rapid Transit corridor is a $600 million investment designed to move people, and to encourage development.  Much planning along the transit corridor is based on the City’s Transit Oriented Development Guideline.
  • Experience from other cities has shown that expanding rapid transit will change land use and density around transit stations along the Rapid Transit Corridor. Rapid transit stations will be the primary focus for development along the Rapid Transit Corridors and will provide strategic opportunities for growth, intensification, and redevelopment in accordance with Transit Oriented Development (TOD) principles.

These are recent developments that have been approved along Pembina Highway, University Crescent and along the Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor. They have been approved because they are in line with the planning guidelines set out by Council on how and where development will occur.



Pembina Highway

  • The Arc (completed)
    • 2525 Pembina Hwy
    • 16-storey student apartment complex
    • Commercial on main floor
    • 570 beds
    • Separate bike clinic building.
  • 2737 Pembina Development (subdivision/rezoning approved)
    •  2735 and 2737 Pembina Highway.
    • residential building 8 storeys in height
    • 181 units
  • The Halo (under construction)
    • 3015 Pembina Hwy
    • two apartment towers – 15 stories and 16 stories
    • 12,000 sq ft commercial space on the ground floor
    • 406 units


University Crescent / University Heights
  • 30 UC (completed)
    • 30 University Cres
    • Seven-storey building
    • 104 units
  • U Square Condos (completed)
    • 105 University Cres
    • Two – three storey buildings
    • 32 units (1,2,3 bedroom)
  • Fairway Woods Apartments (under construction)
    • 80 & 84 Snow Rd
    • The third phase of the Fairway Woods development
    • Six-storey building
    • 111 units (1and 2 bedroom)
Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor
  • The Fairfield Apartments (under construction)
    • 50 Barnes St
    • A four-storey multi-family dwelling
    • Located on former parking lot of church
    • 52 units
  • Bison Pointe III (completed)
    • 30 Bison Dr
    • six-storey multifamily apartment building
    • 69 units
  • Independent Living Complex  (under construction)
    • 920 Chancellor Dr
    • 98 units (1 and 2 bedroom)
    • Dining options, housekeeping, laundry services and recreation programing available for residents
  • Chancellor Apartments (subdivision/rezoning approved)
    • Northwest corner of Chancellor Drive and Gaylene Place
    • 95 units
  • Markham and Gull (subdivision/rezoning approved)
    • Northeast corner of Markham Road and Gull Lake Road
    • 218 units