Do you live in Winnipeg and have some time to kill the week of February 24-28? Are you interested in learning about plans for rapid transit and/or Corydon and Osborne Village areas? Do you like free snacks? If you answered "yes" to these questions ... or if you like gardening ... read on!
Winnipeg Transit is holding open houses on Monday and Tuesday regarding the proposed 2nd leg of Winnipeg's bus rapid transit:
Public engagement is a critical component of this study. We want to make sure everyone knows what is happening, and we also want to hear your opinions. Landmark Planning & Design has been in contact with residents, property owners and business owners in the immediate vicinity of the corridor. A series of public Open Houses were held in November to communicate preliminary transitway concepts and to understand opportunities and constraints associated with this stage of the transitway.
Our first round of stakeholder and public consultation concluded early December 2013 and we have prepared a draft functional design for the transitway. A second set of Open Houses has been scheduled to allow the public to provide feedback on the functional design and the active transportation pathway plans. Click on our February 24-25 Open House flyer.pdf for a printable version of the invitation.
CanadInns – 1824 Pembina Hwy. (Click here for directions)
Monday, February 24 – 3:30 to 5:30pm
Monday, February 24 – 7:00 to 9:00pm
Tuesday, February 25 – 3:30 to 5:30pm
Tuesday, February 25 – 7:00 to 9:00pm
Related to the above, a community group is holding a get-together to discuss their concerns about there that BRT is going:
Parker Wetlands Conservation Committee – Public Transit ForumWhen Tuesday, February 25, 7pm – 9pmWhere Fort Garry Community Centre, 80 Derek Street, West Fort Garry (map)Description Parker Wetlands Conservation Committee presents “Public Transit Forum” at Fort Garry Community Centre, 80 Derek StreetA Transit Route is planned to run through land that was identified by the City as high quality habitat. PWCC is not opposed to rapid transit but would like to offer discussion around the selection of the route.
Four panelists to present information, followed by discussion.
Alan Freeman; Social Economist – will focus on the preservation of urban green spaces and their role in the overall cultural and environmental concept of how cities develop and what are their assets
Chris Baker; Master of City Planning – His presentation will discuss his masters practicum project titled: Testing the Benefits of On-street and Off-street Rapid Transit Alignments: Implications for Winnipeg’s Southwest Rapid Transit Corridor.
Karen Wilson Baptist; MED. PhD, Acting Head: Landscape Architecture – Value of Green Space for people
Edwin Innes; Electrical Engineer , Energy Specialist – Ed has a broad background in energy systems analysis, including transportation systems. Ten years of that experience is in emerging alternative energy systems, including leading-edge electric and hydrogen powered vehicles
The City of Winnipeg is holding a public meeting about the Corydon-Osborne Area Plan:
You are invited to attend a meeting to discuss the Corydon-Osborne Area Plan. This is the second public meeting in this phase of the project. The objective of the meeting is to ensure that the draft plan reflects the input of stakeholders.
Date: Thursday, February 27, 2014 Location: Gladstone School Gymnasium (2nd floor, elevator available)
500 Gertrude Avenue
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
A presentation will begin at 6:00 p.m. on the planning process and specific plan elements, followed by an opportunity for the public to provide input on the plan's design components.
The intended outcome is a Corydon-Osborne Area Plan that is consistent with the city's landmark planning studies, OurWinnipeg and Complete Communities, and that supports the neighbourhood's vision of its future.
link: http://www.winnipeg.ca/PPD/Corydon/The meeting is open to the public and all are encouraged to attend. There will be refreshments on hand and activities for kids.
Go to get engaged and informed! Go to give 'em a piece of your mind! Go for the snacks!
If you're more interested in urban planting than urban planning, you should check this out instead:
The St. Vital Agricultural Society is hosting an informational evening titled Starting Seeds. Master Gardener, Lenore Linton and Val Johnson will be sharing their expertise and tips on how to start seeds in your home. They have started seeds for many years with great success and will pass their knowledge along so that you too can have beautiful thriving plants that are the envy of your friends and neighbours. Starting your own seeds gives you the opportunity to have different flower and vegetable varieties than those offered in the local nurseries and Lenore will share how to read the seed catalogues to choose plants that are appropriate for our summers.
Starting Seeds will be held on Thursday, February 27, at 7:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Road United Church, 613 St. Mary's Road. There is limited parking in the church lot and street parking on both St. Mary's Road and St. Anne's Road.link: http://www.svas.ca/pdf/14Startingseedsposter.pdf
The cost for the evening is $10.00 or $4.00 with a 2014 St. Vital Agricultural Society membership.