We’d like to take an opportunity to provide you with an update
on some recent, key initiatives that the City has been undertaking as part of implementation of OurWinnipeg.
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority and the City of
Winnipeg are partnering in a CLASP for Winnipeg initiative. CLASP (Coalition
Linking Action and Science for Prevention) is an initiative to reduce risk
factors for chronic disease through the creation of healthy communities that
support active transportation and physical activity. Through this
partnership, the WRHA and the City have been working with local stakeholders
to consider the health perspective in some initiatives that are likely to
positively influence Winnipeg’s built environment.Stay
tuned for more information!
On September 25, 2013, Council adopted a new
City of Winnipeg Housing Policy, and an Implementation Plan for the Policy is
underway and will be considered by Council in the new few weeks. Click this link
and scroll to item 2 to see a copy of the Housing Plan.
OurWinnipeg in Action sees 500-100 unique
visitors per month. This online map tool is continually updated, and a new
development project is slated to be added soon. OurWinnipeg in Action offers
you a chance to learn about the City’s new urban structure and innovative
development projects that are taking place in different parts of it.
Report to the Community
The second annual OurWinnipeg Report to the Community,
which provides an update on OurWinnipeg related activities, is available
online. Check it out here.
Communities Toolbox Checklist
Significant progress has been made on the development of a
Complete Communities Checklist which will serve as a non-regulatory tool to
help promote the development of complete communities throughout Winnipeg.
Climate Change Action Plan
The City of Winnipeg is updating its community greenhouse gas
emissions inventory, and is undertaking a detailed forecast of how these
emissions may change over the next two decades as we continue to implement
OurWinnipeg and its supporting direction strategies. This inventory and
forecast will provide a basis for the development of a Community Climate
Change Action Plan. Stay tuned for more information!
peter j. smith & company was selected to
facilitate a stakeholder engagement process toward the creation of a
Corydon-Osborne Plan. A public workshop was held November 13, 2013, building
on engagement sessions held in 2011 and 2012. Additional public engagements
and a preliminary draft plan are anticipated for early this year. Click here
to learn more.
Communities/ Zoning By-Law Alignment
The City of Winnipeg is making
changes to its downtown and city-wide zoning to better reflect the vision of
OurWinnipeg and the Complete Communities Direction Strategy. This project involves text amendments, or small adjustments, to
zoning regulations, rather than a comprehensive review. For adjustments applying to the Downtown Winnipeg Zoning By-Law, City Council has City Council has endorsed
the initial recommendations (click here and scroll to the item), and will be
holding a public hearing on the by-law amendments early this year. For the
Winnipeg Zoning By-Law, Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development
will be considering the recommendations at its meeting on January 14, 2013.
Signs and Billboards
On April 24, 2013, Council adopted new regulations pertaining to
digital signs and billboards including dimensions, placement, operational
standards such as brightness, and other factors. Click here
and scroll to the item to see the new regulations.
On February 27, 2013, Council adopted new
regulations pertaining to
Secondary Suites. A Secondary Suite is a
second housing unit added to a single lot. It can either be attached or
detached from the existing house/dwelling and is generally smaller than the
existing dwelling. The new regulations provide more options to those who are
considering Secondary Suites. Click here and scroll
to the item
to see the new regulations.
Staff from the City’s Planning, Property and Development
Department engage groups and stakeholders inside and outside the City of
Winnipeg through presentations, community events, and online, in order to
foster continued discussion related to implementation of OurWinnipeg. For
more information, visit SpeakUpWinnipeg.com or contact us.
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