2004 News Releases
Mayor sets date for Waverley West hearing
WINNIPEG - November 10, 2004 - Winnipeg Mayor Sam Katz today announced Executive Policy Committee (EPC) will meet on Jan. 4, 2005 to consider an amendment to Plan Winnipeg that would allow for the construction of Waverley West.
"If this development proceeds, it will have a considerable impact on the future of our city," said Katz. "I have reviewed all of the preliminary information. There are definitely some housing challenges facing the city. Now it's time to move forward with an open and public debate on this issue. We have to find out if Waverley West is the answer, and this hearing will be the first step."
The Waverley West project has major potential ramifications for Winnipeg, and Katz is committed to ensuring the hearing process addresses all of those challenges.
"We want to capture the growth of our city by expanding our tax base, but we must do so in a responsible fashion," said Katz. "Through the hearing process, we will ensure this development will not go forward unless it benefits our city over the long term."
The public hearing with EPC is the first step in amending Plan Winnipeg, the city's master planning document. Any amendment to this plan will ultimately require the approval of City Council, and the Intergovernmental Affairs ministry of the province of Manitoba.
Members of the public or interested parties who wish to register as a delegation for the hearing may contact Jo-Ann Park in the City Clerk's office at 311.