• Early July Housing and Urban Issues News

    Housing and Urban Issues News City Council’s meeting on June 24, 2021 was big for city planning. Many wide-ranging policies were adopted. Here’s a spotlight on some of them. Infill Guidelines pass City Council A key piece of Winnipeg’s long awaited Residential Infill Strategy, the Infill Guidelines, passed Winnipeg City Council. These design guidelines are meant to govern small-scale and low-rise infill builds in mature communities without a local plan. The guidelines passed 11 to 3 on June 24, 2021. Most of the extremely restrictive last minute changes to the guidelines were removed, but the guidelines overall are still a very restrictive and…

  • PRESS RELEASE: City needs BETTER guidelines for infill

    The draft Infill Guidelines for small scale and low-rise homes leave much to be desired. Many of the last minute changes to the guidelines made on the week of April 12th were huge leaps backwards for infill, in a document…

  • Last minute changes to Infill Guidelines a huge leap BACKWARDS

    Winnipeg’s Residential Infill Strategy is very important. Getting something out took a long, slogging process that started in early 2017. A big part of this Infill Strategy is creating Infill Guidelines. Guidelines seek to regulate how and where infill homes can…

  • November Housing and Urban Issues News

    It’s been a little while since our last update. A lot has happened. Here’s our rundown of Housing and Urban Issues News for Winnipeg in the month of November. Public Health Info: Manitoba at CODE RED for COVID pandemic We…

  • Press Release: New guidelines block Infill Homes

    A lot of hard work went into the guidelines. Sadly, they fall short. The guidelines DO NOT provide a framework that supports infill. The City of Winnipeg released draft Infill Guidelines on Sept. 18, 2020. This is the latest step in…

  • Restrictive land use setbacks climate efforts

    Note: This opinion piece by Dylon Martin was originally published on The Uniter website on June 4, 2020. Neighbourhood change, especially in trendy, upscale neighbourhoods, is a heated topic across Canada. But Green Party of Canada leadership hopeful Glen Murray’s take…

  • FEEDBACK: Urgent meeting time & more

    The Province of Manitoba is moving forward with a new bill that will empower a land-use body to overrule City decisions. Let’s discuss it. Bill 48 is before the legislature of Manitoba. It would give a municipal board, appointed by the…

  • May Housing and Urban Issues News

    Call for Feedback on the Airport Area Plan: YIMBY Winnipeg is calling for feedback from property owners and residents west of Polo Park. We’re interested in thoughts on the prospect of reviewing the Airport Vicinity Protection Area (AVPA) secondary plan.…

  • CALL FOR FEEDBACK: Property owners & residents west of Polo Park

    YIMBY Winnipeg is calling for feedback. We want to hear what property owners and residents in the area between Polo Park and the Airport think of a review of the Airport Area plan. The nearly quarter century old Airport Vicinity Protection…