Introduction

Building on previous work and feedback on the Residential Infill Strategy,  and the goals outlined in OurWinnipeg & Complete Communities, the City of Winnipeg has created draft Small-Scale and Low-Rise Residential Development Guidelines for Mature Communities (Guidelines). The Guidelines will assist in achieving appropriate and contextual design for smaller scale residential buildings and provide direction on where these different types of buildings should be located within our mature neighbourhoods.

Please review the ‘At-a-glance’ summary, presentation boards and draft Guidelines before responding to the questions below.

This survey will take approximately 20 minutes of your time. The survey will be collecting feedback until October 22.

This survey is also available in French/Ce sondage est également disponible en français.
One of the key directions within the draft Complete Communities 2.0 (CCDS 2.0), the City’s land use plan, encourages residential development within Mature Communities that positively contributes to neighbourhood character while expanding housing options for residents in a manner that is sensitive and complementary to existing development.

Winnipeg is expected to grow by 160,700 people between 2020 and 2040, or about 8,200 people annually. CCDS 2.0 is targeting 50 percent of our annual growth to go to existing built-up areas of the city, which includes our Mature Communities. Our Mature Communities present some of the best opportunities to accommodate infill development, increase housing choice, and make the best use of existing infrastructure. A growing population within our Established Neighbourhoods will support the viability of local schools and commercial amenities while contributing to neighbourhood renewal and revitalization. Strengthening public transit and active transportation will be key considerations to improve mobility and quality of life.

The Guidelines are intended to provide direction on where and how buildings can be designed to better integrate into the neighbourhoods where they are built and enhance what makes them desirable places to live. We would like your feedback on how well the Guidelines meet these objectives.

The draft Guidelines are meant to:
  • Provide a diversity of housing options for all residents, at all life stages, in all neighbourhoods;
  • Maintain a balanced mix of housing within each neighbourhood;
  • Distribute additional residential density amongst mature neighbourhoods;
  • Contribute to the physical renewal and revitalization of older neighbourhoods;
  • Support transit and maximize walkability;
  • Make more efficient use of existing municipal infrastructure and community facilities;
  • Increase population levels to support retention of neighbourhood schools, commercial areas and main streets (i.e. Urban Mixed-Use Corridors); and
  • Respect and enhances the character of existing neighbourhoods through compatible development.

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