The former Sir John Franklin School site is slated for development and several designs have been presented to the public by the developers through their 386beaverbrook.com website. There have been two public meetings, the second of which presented a significant change to the initial design similar to the existing bay character of Lanark Street.
The second design had a single road going east west, connecting Lanark and Beaverbrook streets, and a back lane that connected to the north lane, existing on Lanark just north of the traffic circle.
A third design, which has not been presented to the public as far as we know, was posted recently on the sign facing Westworth Church. This last design appears to have removed the green space in the south west corner and added a single east-west lane between Beaverbrook and Lanark, parallel to Grosvenor Ave.
The developer’s website does not appear to reflect this latest design, which will be discussed on June 10th at City Hall. A sheet was distributed by a resident to Lanark Street mailboxes today, but it appears to be accompanied by a copy of the second, not the current, design.
Those interested in the design of this development should contact Ryan Skrabyk, the developer, at 204-955-2910 or through the aforementioned website and/or attend the planning meeting at the City of Winnipeg on Tuesday, June 10th at 6 PM. Details of the meeting are also on the sign facing Westworth Church.
You can also contact Michael Robinson at the city planning office at 204-986-3213.