SJF school site development meeting June 10

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 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. Continue reading

Rezoning for Beaverbrook development – March 11, 2014


The city will have a PUBLIC HEARING to deal with the application for rezoning the ‘SJF Park’ land between Lanark and Beaverbrook Streets bordering Grosvenor Avenue for a residential development. The details for this meeting are posted along Grosvenor Ave opposite Westworth United Church.

  • Public Hearing
  • Tuesday, March 11, 2014
  • Council Building, 610 Main Street, Winnipeg
  • 6 PM

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Second proposed design, first impressions

The developers of the property between Beaverbrook and Lanark Streets at Grosvenor presented a second design at another open house on Saturday, December 14th. It represented significant changes from the first design, while retaining the focus on single-family dwellings.
The most significant changes apparent in the second design include:
  • elimination of public bay and green space on Lanark Street
  • enlarging green space in south west corner between back lane and Beaverbrook
  • introducing a short avenue connecting Lanark and Beaverbrook mid-way through the property, crossing a back lane
  • seven houses facing Grosvenor Avenue
  • twenty-seven 120 foot deep lots vs thirty 100-foot lots
  • loss of public wooded area in north east corner

Open house plan for single family homes

rendering of view of new bay development on Lanark Street,

rendering of view of new bay development on Lanark Street,

The open house held on November 26th revealed the developers’ plan to add 11 single family homes along Beaverbrook and a further 19 homes in a new bay on Lanark Street, essentially following the pattern of the existing neighbourhood.

A significant number of people turned out to the event held at the Sir John Franklin site of the community centre, where the developers were on hand to answer questions and provide information. There were several displays and forms to hear feed-back from residents and other interested parties.

The developers mentioned their desire for variety of home contraction, rather than a singular styled development. Their stated intention is to blend into the community.

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Councillor Orlikow called this afternoon (Friday) after learning that the school property committee had moved ahead and made a decision, and that the proposal to sell the property to the community to be kept as greenspace was not selected to advance to the school division for completion. Just one development proposal was recommended, but we were not able to determine any details about the sale or the proposal.