Free Infill Housing Panel Discussion session offered November 18, 2017

Released: November 3, 2017 at 11 a.m.

Winnipeg, MB – The City of Winnipeg is offering a free, interactive panel discussion about infill housing as part of the City of Winnipeg Housing Speaker Series.

“The City is pleased to bring together a panel of experts to share information about infill housing in Winnipeg,” said City of Winnipeg Chief Planner, Braden Smith. “This approach to development maximizes use of existing infrastructure, while increasing density and housing variety to support local services and businesses.”

The panel discussion will explore the benefits and challenges of infill development, as well as experiences of those who have engaged in the process. It will be of interest to individuals and builders considering infill development, housing advocates, and the general public.

Panelist presentations will be followed by a question and answer period.

Panelists and topics will include:

Kurtis Kowalke, Senior Planner, City of Winnipeg, Planning, Property and Development Department: infill development from a planning perspective and how it can benefit the city

Elise Finnigan, Planner, City of Winnipeg, Planning, Property and Development Department: processes to follow for gaining approvals from the City for an infill development

Carla Richmond, Osborne Village resident and President, River Osborne Community Centre: infill development from a neighbourhood and community perspective

Robert Mensies, Infill Homeowner: infill development from a homeowner perspective

Carla Devlin, Property Developer, Carrington Property Development: infill development from a developer’s perspective.

Registration Information for the Infill Housing Panel Discussion:
Date: Saturday, November 18, 2017
Time: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Millennium Library (251 Donald Street), 2nd Floor – Carol Shields Auditorium
Cost: Free
Registration: Interested participants are invited to register by email at or by phone at 204-986-2636 no later than November 15, 2017.

Refreshments will be provided and seating is limited.

Registrants who require a sign language interpreter to participate are asked to please advise by emailing or phoning 204-986-2636 by Wednesday, November 15, 2017.

For more information on the Infill Housing Panel Discussion, please visit City of Winnipeg – Housing Speaker Series.

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