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Planning, Property & Development

Waverley West Neighbourhood 'B' Secondary Plan

The City of Winnipeg (the City) is undertaking a process to develop a secondary plan by-law for the area known as Waverley West Neighbourhood 'B' (see Maps tab). Waverley West Neighbourhood 'B' is one of seven neighbourhoods in the Waverley West area of southwest Winnipeg and is bound by Kenaston Boulevard, the Bison Drive extension, Waverley Street and the north limit of South Pointe.

A secondary plan by-law is a land use by-law adopted by City Council (Council), which provides policy direction on how land is to be developed within a clearly defined planning area.  A secondary plan by-law does not require landowners within the Waverley West Neighbourhood 'B' planning area to actively undertake development.  However, once adopted by Council, all future proposed development applications will be required to conform to the vision, objectives and policies provided in the secondary plan by-law.

The Waverley West Neighbourhood 'B' Secondary Plan will ensure that growth and development occurs in a logical, integrated, and fair manner.

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Background

Development in Waverley West is guided by a secondary plan by-law known as the Waverley West Area Structure Plan (By-law No. 10/2006). The Waverley West Area Structure Plan ensures the logical growth and development in Waverley West by requiring that a secondary plan by-law be adopted for each of the seven individual neighbourhood planning areas in advance of development.  These seven neighbourhoods are:

  • Bridgewater Forest
  • Bridgwater Lakes
  • Bridgwater Trails
  • Bridgwater Centre
  • South Pointe
  • South Pointe West
  • Waverley West 'B'

Waverley West Neighbourhood 'B' is the only remaining neighbourhood in Waverley West without an adopted secondary plan by-law.
In accordance with the direction provided by The Waverley West Area Structure Plan, the Waverley West Neighbourhood "B" secondary plan will:

  • Provide a vision and planning principles
  • Include residential land use policies
  • Include recreational, commercial, office and institutional land use policies as required
  • Accommodate the possible future construction of a major community leisure/recreation centre
  • Identify and plan for environmental assets as feasible
  • Provide general routing and alignment of water distribution, wastewater collection, and land drainage systems
  • Provide an overview of conceptual phasing.
  • Address infrastructure cost sharing

The City hired private consulting firm WSP to assist with all aspects of the development of a secondary plan by-law for Waverley West Neighbourhood 'B'.

Engage

The development of the Waverley West Neighbourhood 'B' Secondary Plan will include consultation with local landowners, stakeholders and the general public.  The goal of the public engagement for this project is to:

  • Actively engage the landowners and stakeholders in the planning area
  • Provide information about the project to the public, such as its intent, scope and how and why secondary plans are prepared
  • Collect feedback from landowners, public and stakeholders pertaining to the current issues and potential opportunities in the study area
  • Gather input about ways to address land use and technical issues and opportunities in the study area

For more information about the project, please contact the Waverley West Neighbourhood 'B' project team at:

Phone: 204-986-2636
Email: PPD-WWB-Project@winnipeg.ca

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Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a secondary plan?

A secondary plan is a by-law adopted by City, which provides policy direction on how land is to be developed and used in a clearly defined planning area.  Once adopted by Council, a secondary plan by-law provides guidance for making decisions on land use development applications within the planning area.

For more information on secondary plan by-laws, see: winnipeg.ca/ppd/planning/LAP.stm

Date added: October, 2017

Are there any differences between the terms 'secondary plan', 'area structure plan', and 'neighbourhood area structure plan'?

The term 'neighbourhood area structure plan' is used interchangeably with 'area structure plan'. An 'area structure plan' is a type of 'secondary plan by-law' which specifically deals with how a new neighbourhood area will be developed, or 'structured'. An area structure plan is adopted by Council as a secondary plan by-Law.

Date added: October, 2017

Why does Waverley West 'B' need an area structure plan (secondary plan)?

The development of the area referred to as Waverley West 'B' is guided by a secondary plan by-law adopted by Council in July, 2006: the Waverley West Area Structure Plan (By-law No. 10/2006); The Waverley West Area Structure Plan identifies seven neighbourhood planning areas (see "Maps" tab), each requiring that a separate secondary plan by-law be adopted by Council in advance of development occurring in each respective neighbourhood (as per Waverley West Area Structure Plan, Section 13). See the "Maps" tab for more information.

Date added: October, 2017

Do the other neighbourhoods in Waverley West already have their own area structure plans?

Yes. Council has adopted an area structure plan (as a secondary plan by-law) for all of the seven Waverley West Neighbourhood Areas, except Waverley West 'B'.

Date added: October, 2017

5. What is the difference between the Waverley West Area Structure Plan and the seven neighbourhood area structure plans it refers to?

The Waverley West Area Structure Plan has high-level policies dealing with regional servicing and transportation system issues. The neighbourhood area structure plans cover much smaller neighbourhood areas within Waverley West and provide more specific detail related to local conditions, needs and development priorities.

In accordance with Section 13 of the Waverley West Area Structure Plan, development in any of the Waverley West neighbourhood areas may not occur until a neighbourhood area structure plan for that neighbourhood has been adopted by Council as a secondary plan by-law.

Date added: October, 2017

What is the difference between a secondary plan by-law and a zoning by-law?

A secondary plan is a by-law adopted by Council which provides land use policies directing how an area of the City will be developed in the future.  In accordance with The City of Winnipeg Charter Act, all development applications related to land within the planning area must conform to the policies of any adopted secondary plan by-law.

Where a secondary plan provides Council's intent respecting future development, a zoning by-law provides an essential mechanism for implementing the policies set out in the secondary plan.
A zoning by-law contains specific regulations for the use and development of land for every parcel of land within a City.  A zoning by-law must:

  • Divide the City into zones;
  • Prescribe the permitted and conditional uses of land and buildings in each zone;
  • Prescribe the general development standards that will be applicable in each zone (ex. minimum lot size, maximum building height, etc); and,
  • Establish a system of development permits and the procedures for the local approval of development.

Date added: October, 2017

Will there be a public hearing regarding the area structure plan?

Yes.  Area structure plans are adopted by Council as secondary plan by-laws.  The secondary plan by-law adoption process requires that a public hearing be advertised and held between first and second readings by Council (City of Winnipeg Charter, Section 243).

Date added: October, 2017

I own land in Waverley West 'B'. How will the area structure plan affect my property?

The adoption of a secondary plan by-law does not require any person to alter the existing use of, or develop their land.  However, any future development applications will not be accepted unless they propose development which is consistent with the area structure plan.

Unless a landowner submits a development application to the City of Winnipeg to have their property rezoned, existing parcels of land in the Waverley West 'B' planning area will be subject to the current zoning category assigned by Winnipeg Zoning By-law 200/2006.

Date added: October, 2017

Can development occur in Waverley West 'B' before the area structure plan is in place?

As per Section 13.1.3 of the Waverley West Area Structure Plan, development applications will not be accepted until an area structure plan has been adopted by Council as a secondary plan by-law.

Date added: October, 2017

What is the process of development after the area structure plan is adopted?

After the Waverley West 'B' area structure plan has been adopted by Council as a secondary plan by-law, the City will be able to accept development applications for the subdivision and rezoning of land in the planning area.  Development applications will go through the standard municipal approval process, which includes the opportunity for community input at a public hearing.

Landowners will be responsible for developing the roads, as well as municipal servicing infrastructure related to land drainage, sewer and water.  Such infrastructure will be developed in accordance with the area structure plan adopted by Council as a secondary plan by-law.

Date added: October, 2017

Does this planning exercise have anything to do with the South Winnipeg Recreation Centre?

The purpose of the planning exercise is to determine the future land use pattern of Waverley West 'B' and establish rules for the future orderly development of the planning area. The area structure plan is expected to include policies which will enable for the development of a recreation complex.

Date added: October, 2017

When will the South Winnipeg Recreation Centre and the high school for Waverley West be built?

No development can occur in the Waverley West 'B' neighbourhood until an area structure plan for the neighbourhood has been adopted by Council as a secondary plan by-law.  Following Council adoption, all future development will have to conform to the area structure plan.

The recreation centre and high school fall outside the scope of this project; however, any potential future development in the Waverley West 'B' neighbourhood will be subject to the policies of the area structure plan.  In addition, their development will be subject to the policies of the area structure plan.

Date added: October, 2017

Who is the project lead?

This project was initiated and is led by the City of Winnipeg. The City hired private consulting firm WSP to assist with the project.

Date added: October, 2017

Where can I find more information?

Up-to-date information about the project, including progress and engagement opportunities, will be available on the project website.

Date added: October, 2017

When does public consultation get underway?

A number of public engagement opportunities are planned as part of this secondary plan process – there will be an information session and workshops with landowners in the area, and open house events for the general public to gather information and provide feedback.

The project plan includes a number of opportunities for landowners, stakeholders, and the general public to be involved in the process. Notification of the various events will be provided through mail-outs and newspaper advertisements. In addition, up-to-date information about the project, including progress and engagement opportunities, will be available from the project web-site.

Date added: October, 2017

How can I get involved?

To find out how to get involved, visit the "Engage" section of the project website.

Date added: October, 2017

I own land in Waverley West 'B' and have not been contacted regarding the area structure Plan.

Very sorry to have missed you – you are an important part of this process! Please contact the Waverley West Neighbourhood 'B' project team, at PPD-WWB-Project@winnipeg.ca or 204-986-2636.

Date added: October, 2017

I have questions about the project that are not included in this document or the website.

Please contact us at PPD-WWB-Project@winnipeg.ca or 204-986-2636.

Date added: October, 2017

Maps

The planning area (Map 1) is approximately 435 acres in area and is located west of Waverley Street, east of Kenaston Boulevard, and south of a future Bison Drive extension in the South Winnipeg-St. Norbert ward. Surrounding neighbourhoods (Map 2) include Bridgwater Forest to the north, Bridgwater Town Centre to the west, South Pointe neighbourhood to the south, and Fairfield Park to the east.

Map 1

Waverley West Neighbourhood B Planning Area Map

Waverley West Neighbourhood 'B' Planning Area

 

Map 2

Waverley West Map

Waverley West

 

Last update: November 6, 2017