The Board of Governors approved Southwood Circle’s development plan at its Jan. 31 meeting, adopting paradigm-shifting policies that will guide how the land will be developed.
Called the Southwood Development Plan, the document (which can be found on page 21 of this open agenda) is essentially two policies that lay the framework for how the former golf course will be developed. The Development Plan was drafted by UM Properties, with input from the University.
The two policies—Community Wellness and Sustainability Policy, and the Design Policy—put people first in the area’s design and operations by prioritizing humans over cars, protecting and celebrating the natural environment and wildlife, creating an innovative living lab environment, and fostering a strong sense of belonging. The visionary policies are unique to Winnipeg and the City has labelled this plan as a model for others to follow