Submit t ed t o

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Mr. Dav e Wardrop
Di rector, Wi nni peg Transi t
The Ci ty of W i nni p eg
4 2 1 O sb or ne St r eet
W i nnip eg , Ma ni t ob a R3 L 2 A2

Ci t y of Wi nni peg




Southw est Rapi d Transi t Corri dor
Stage 2 Al i gnment Study

Fi nal Report
Submit t ed by:
Dave Krahn, P.Eng.
Di l l on Consul t i ng Li mi t ed
1 5 5 8 W i ll son Pl a ce
W i nnip eg , Ma ni t ob a R3 T 0 Y4

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TABLE O F CO N TEN TS

1.0 EXECUTIVE SUM M ARY ......................................................................................................................... i
2.0 INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................... 5
3.0 BACKGROUND INFORM ATION ............................................................................................................. 7
3.1 Ci t y of Wi nni peg Pl anni ng and Pol i cy Cont ext f or Sout hw est Tr ansi t w ay ......................................... 8
4.0 DETERMINATION OF ALIGNM ENT OPTIONS ........................................................................................ 12
4.1 Al ignment Opt i ons f or Ext ensi on of St age 2 f r om Jubi l ee Avenue t o Bi son Dr i ve ............................ 12
4.2 Al ignment Opt i ons Bet w een CN Let el li er and Uni ver si t y of M ani t oba ............................................ 22
4.3 Addi t i onal Phases of Rapi d Tr ansi t i n Sout hwest Wi nni peg ............................................................ 26
5.0 ALIGNM ENT OPTION LAND REQUIREM ENTS ....................................................................................... 29
5.1 Tr ansi t w ay Land Requi r ement s...................................................................................................... 29
5.2 Tr ansi t Cor r i dor Land Acqui si t i on Cost s ......................................................................................... 29
6.0 DEVELOPM ENT OPPORTUNITIES RELATED TO FUTURE RAPID TRANSIT DEVELOPM ENT ....................... 33
6.1 Devel opment Oppor t uni t i es .......................................................................................................... 33
6.2 Rider shi p Vol umes and Ant i cipat ed Gr ow t h wi t h St age 2 ................................................................ 35
6.3 Invent or y of TOD Land Oppor t uni t ies ............................................................................................. 37
6.4 Cur r ent and Pot ent i al Pr oper t y Tax Revenues f r om TOD Lands ...................................................... 41
6.5 Consul t at i on w i t h M aj or Landow ner s ............................................................................................ 47
7.0 PUBLIC CONSULTATION ..................................................................................................................... 48
7.1 Summar y of Publ i c Input , Opi ni on, and Feedback .......................................................................... 48
7.2 Publ i c Consul t at i on Pr ogr am and Par t i ci pat i on .............................................................................. 54
8.0 EVALUATION OF ALIGNM ENTS ........................................................................................................... 57
8.1 Di scussi on on Eval uat i on ............................................................................................................... 57
8.2 Summar y of Eval uat i on.................................................................................................................. 64
9.0 SUM MARY AND RECOM M ENDATIONS ............................................................................................... 65
10.0 REFERENCES ...................................................................................................................................... 67

Li st of Fi g ur es

Fi gur e 1: M aj or Redevel opment Si t es as Il l ust r at ed i n Compl et e Communi t i es ............................................. 10
Fi gur e 2: Sout hwest Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor as Il l ust r at ed i n Wi nni peg Tr anspor t at i on M ast er Pl an ............... 11
Fi gur e 3: Concept 1A – Par ker / M ani t oba Hydr o Lands Par al leli ng CN M ai n Rai l Li ne ..................................... 18
Fi gur e 4: Concept 1B – Par ker / M ani t oba Hydr o Lands Par al leli ng Par ker Avenue .......................................... 19
Fi gur e 5: Concept 2 – CN Let el l i er Subdivi si on ............................................................................................... 20
Fi gur e 6: Concept 3 – Pembi na Highway M edi an Cr oss Sect i ons.................................................................... 21
Fi gur e 7: Access Oppor t uni t i es f r om M ai n Tr ansi t w ay t o Uni ver si t y of M ani t oba .......................................... 23
Fi gur e 8: Concept 1A/ 1B – Addi t i onal Connect i vi t y of Rapi d Tr ansi t way i nt o Sout hw est Wi nni peg ................ 27
Fi gur e 9: Concept 2 – Addi t i onal Connect i vi t y of Rapi d Tr ansi t w ay i nt o Sout hwest Wi nni peg ....................... 28
Fi gur e 10: SWRTC St age 2 - Concept 1A/ 1B TOD Ar ea Del i neat i on ................................................................ 38
Fi gur e 11: SWRTC St age 2 - Concept 2 TOD Ar ea Del i neat i on ........................................................................ 38
Fi gur e 12: Recommended Al ignment f or St age 2 of t he Sout hwest Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor ............................ 66
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Li st of Ta b l es

Tabl e 1: Est i mat ed Tr ansi t w ay Land Requi r ement s ....................................................................................... 29
Tabl e 2: Summar y of Land Cost s f or St age 2 Al i gnment Opt i ons .................................................................... 31
Tabl e 3: Ext ensi on Opt i ons t o St adi um St at i on – Est i mat ed Land Requi r ement s............................................ 32
Tabl e 4: Ext ensi on Opt i ons t o St adi um St at i on – Est i mat ed Cost s Associ at ed w i t h Land Acqui si t i on.............. 32
Tabl e 5: Est i mat ed Pot ent i al f or TOD: Jubi l ee Avenue/ Bi son Dr i ve Ali gnment Opt i ons .................................. 40
Tabl e 6: Est i mat ed Pot ent i al f or TOD: U of M Al i gnment Opt i ons - U1, U2, U3 & U4 ..................................... 40
Tabl e 7: Est i mat ed Cur r ent Pr oper t y Tax Base............................................................................................... 42
Tabl e 8: Pr esent Val ue of Cur r ent Pr oper t y Tax Base..................................................................................... 42
Tabl e 9: TOD Devel opment Pot ent i al ............................................................................................................ 43
Tabl e 10: Pr esent Val ue of Pot ent i al Pr oper t y Tax Revenue St emmi ng f r om TOD .......................................... 44
Tabl e 11: Incr ement al Pr oper t y Tax Val ue f r om TOD (TI F Pot ent i al ) .............................................................. 44
Tabl e 12: U of M Al i gnment Ar ea - Est i mat ed Exi st i ng Tax Revenue (2012) f r om TOD Lands .......................... 45
Tabl e 13: U of M Al i gnment Ar ea – Pr esent Val ue of Cur r ent Tax Base (25 yr s) ............................................. 45
Tabl e 14: U of M Al i gnment Ar ea - Est i mat ed Pr esent Val ue of TOD Pr oper t y Tax Revenue........................... 46
Tabl e 15: U of M Al i gnment Ar ea – Incr ement al Pr opert y Tax Val ue TIF Pot ent i al ......................................... 46
Tabl e 16: Summar y of Over al l Cost Eval uat i on .............................................................................................. 63
Tabl e 17: Summar y of Eval uat i on .................................................................................................................. 64

Li st of Ap p end ices

Appendi x A – Concept 1A, Concept 1B, and Concept 2 Exi st i ng Si t e Phot os
Appendi x B – Summar y of Consul t at i on M eet i ngs hel d w i t h M aj or St akehol der s
Appendi x C – Publ i c Consul t at i on and Open House Do cument at i on
Appendi x D – M at r i x Eval uat i on of Al i gnment Concept s





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1.0 EXECUTIVE SUM M ARY

The Ci t y of Wi nni peg Tr ansi t Depar t ment r et ai ned Di ll on Consul t i ng Li mi t ed (Di l l on) and our sub-consul t ant
St evenson Advi sor s Gr oup (St evenson) t o f or m a Wor ki ng Gr oup t o exami ne al i gnment opt i ons f or t he f ut ur e
devel opment of St age 2 of t he Sout hw est Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor . The Wor ki ng Gr oup, w hi ch i ncl uded t he
Ci t y of Wi nni peg, t he Pr ovi nce of M ani t oba, and t he Uni ver si t y of M ani t oba, suppor t ed t he assessment . Thi s
Fi nal Repor t document s t he backgr ound i nf or mat i on, al i gnment al t er nat i ves t hat w er e devel oped and
eval uat ed, al i gnment opt i on l and r equi r ement s, devel opment oppor t uni t i es r el at ed t o f ut ur e r api d t r ansi t
devel opment , and a summar y of publ i c consul t at i on f eedback.

The f i r st phase of t he Sout hw est Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor , St age 1, know n as t he Sout hw est Tr ansi t w ay i n
Wi nni peg’ s Tr anspor t at i on M ast er Pl an, l i nks dow nt ow n Wi nni peg w i t h maj or dest i nat i ons i n t he sout hw est
par t of t he ci t y on an excl usi ve r i ght -of -w ay. Pr i or t o t he compl et i on of t he Sout hw est Tr ansi t w ay, t he Ci t y
enhanced t he t r ansi t syst em al ong “ Tr ansi t Qual i t y Cor r i dor s” by i ncor por at i ng f eat ur es such as di amond
l anes, queue j ump l anes, t r ansi t pr i or i t y si gnal s, and t he i mpl ement at i on of Int el l i gent Tr anspor t at i on Syst em
(ITS) t echnol ogy t o pr ovi de r eal -t i me passenger i nf or mat i on t ool s. Thi s i nt egr at ed set of i mpr ovement s, i n
conj unct i on w i t h t he f i r st st age of t he Sout hw est Tr ansi t w ay, gr eat l y i mpr oved t he speed, r el i abi l i t y, comf or t ,
accessi bi li t y, and conveni ence of t r ansi t ser vi ce. An ext ensi on of St age 2 f r om Jubil ee Avenue t o Bi son Dr i ve
w oul d compl et e t he l i nk bet w een dow nt ow n Wi nni peg t o sout hw est Wi nni peg t hat pr esent s oppor t uni t y f or
access f or t he Uni ver si t y of M ani t oba (U of M ), Invest or s Gr oup Fi el d, and r esi dent i al and empl oyment
nei ghbour hoods, pr ovi di ng a one-seat t r i p f or passenger s.

Thr ough di scussi ons w i t h t he Wor ki ng Gr oup, f our opt i ons f or t he f ut ur e al i gnment of Phase 2 of t he
Sout hw est Tr ansi t way w er e i dent i f i ed:
Concept 1A – Par ker / M ani t oba Hydr o Lands Par al l el i ng CN West Rai l Li ne
Concept 1B – Par ker / M ani t oba Hydr o Lands Par al l el i ng Par ker Avenue
Concept 2 – CN Let el l i er Subdi vi si on
Concept 3 – Pembi na Hi ghw ay Cent er M edi an

Concept 3, t he Pembi na Hi ghw ay medi an opt i on, w oul d r equi r e ext ensi ve pr oper t y, di sl ocat e many
commer ci al pr oper t i es, r equi r e ext ensive r econst r uct i on of Pembi na Hi ghw ay f or t he ent i r e l engt h sout h of
Jubi l ee Avenue, cr eat e si gni f i cant saf et y concer ns at al l 48 medi an openi ngs al ong Pembi na Hi ghw ay, and i s
unabl e t o cr oss Bi shop Gr andi n Boul evar d. For t hese r easons, t he Wor ki ng Gr oup agr eed t hat t he Pembi na
Hi ghw ay medi an al i gnment opt i on i s not vi abl e and di d not need t o be i ncl uded i n t he eval uat i on pr ocess.

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The al i gnment opt i ons i dent i f i ed f or St age 2 of t he Sout hw est Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor w i l l r equi r e t he
assembl y of bot h publ i c and pr i vat el y ow ned l ands. The r epor t o ut l i nes t he anal ysi s of l and r equi r ement s,
est i mat ed acqui si t i on cost s associ at ed w i t h t he var i ous t r ansi t w ay concept s, and t ax i ncent i ve f i nanci ng f or
each opt i on. The i mpl ement at i on of Rapi d Tr ansi t pr ovi des oppor t uni t i es f or new devel opment or
r edevel opment i n ar eas pr oxi mat e t o st at i ons. A compar at i ve anal ysi s summar i zes devel opment and
r edevel opment oppor t uni t i es f or each of t he al i gnment opt i ons and quant i f i es t he oppor t uni t i es and
pot ent i al f or new r esi dent i al uni t s and commer ci al space. The st udy t eam used t he Ci t y of Wi nni peg’ s
Tr ansi t -Or i ent ed Devel opment Handbook t o devel op assumpt i ons f or anal ysi s of t he cor r i dor op t i ons. In t hi s
w ay, t he St age 2 al i gnment deci si on-maki ng i ncl udes consi der at i on of t echni cal f easi bi li t y, capi t al cost
est i mat es, and devel opment i mpact s, al l wi t hi n t he cont ext of Wi nni peg’ s ci t y pl anni ng pol i cy.

The st udy i nvi t ed publ i c i nput and f eedback about al i gnment opt i ons. Publ i c consul t at i on al so i nvol ved
w or ki ng col l abor at ivel y w i t h t he Ci t y t o i nt egr at e t he communi cat i on and consul t at i on ef f or t t o pr epar e and
shar e i nf or mat i on about t he Sout hw est Tr ansi t w ay pr oj ect . Thr oughout t he st udy pr ocess, t he st udy t eam
i nvi t ed opi ni ons and suggest i ons f r om var i ous Ci t y Depar t ment s, i nt er est gr oups, pr oper t y ow ner s, and t he
publ i c. The st udy addr esses i ssues r ai sed. A publ i c open house on Sept ember 19 and 22, 2012 i nvi t ed f ur t her
f eedback.

The r evi ew and eval uat i on of t he al i gnment opt i ons consi der ed t w o maj or r api d t r ansi t t echnol ogi es: Bus
Rapi d Tr ansi t (BRT) and Li ght Rai l Tr ansi t (LRT). Fr om an oper at i onal per spect i ve, each t echnol ogy can w or k
w i t h any of t he i dent i f i ed al i gnment s. Based on t r ansi t ser vi ce desi gn, t r ansf er of r i der shi p, f l exi bi l i t y of t he
syst em, w al ki ng di st ance t o t he st at i ons, and devel opment densi t y, Concept s 1A and 1B ar e seen as bei ng
mor e sui t ed t o BRT whi l e Concept 2 i s seen as bei ng mor e sui t ed t o LRT.

The st udy consi der s oper at i onal , i mpl ement at i on, envi r onment al , communi t y, economi c (pr oper t y), TOD and
TIF met r i cs, base cost s, f ut ur e bui l d-out oppor t uni t i es, and publ i c opi ni on. Based on t hi s anal ysi s, t he st udy
f i nds Concept 1B t he best al i gnment f or St age 2 of t he Sout hw est Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor pr ovi ded t he Ci t y
mai nt ai ns a hi gh l evel of t r ansi t ser vi ce t o Pembi na Hi ghw ay. Concept 1B al i gns t hr ough t he Par ker / Hydr o
Lands par al l el i ng Par ker Avenue and t hen shi f t s t o locat e w i t hi n t he M ani t oba Hydr o r i ght -of w ay unt i l i t
i nt er sect s t he exi st i ng CN t r ack, nor t h of Bi shop Gr andi n. The al i gnment cont i nues sout h al ong t he east si de
of t he CN r ai l l i ne t o Bison Dr i ve. Thi s al ignment w oul d all ow t he U of M and St adi um St at i on t o access t he
r api d t r ansi t syst em vi a mul t i pl e pot ent i al access poi nt s, al ong w i t h al t er nat e ext ensi ons of addi t i onal phases
i nt o sout hw est Wi nni peg. Concept 1B can accommodat e bot h t he BRT and LRT t r ansi t t r avel modes. The
f ol l ow i ng Fi gur e i l l ust r at es t he r ecommended al i gnment .

Al t hough t he mai n i nt ent of t hi s al i gnment st udy i s t o r evi ew possi bl e St age 2 al i gnment s t hat ext end t h e
t r ansi t w ay f r om Jubi l ee Avenue t o Bi son Dr i ve, i t i s cr i t i cal t hat t he St age 2 mai n al i gnment per mi t s t he U of
M t he oppor t uni t y t o connect t o t he t r ansi t w ay. The st udy assessed al i gnment opt i ons f or U of M ’ s and
Invest or s Gr oup Fi el d’ s connect i on opt i ons and conf i r ms t hey can be accommodat ed.
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The U of M w i l l expl or e t he act ual r unni ng w ay desi gn, t he number of st at i ons, and t hei r desi gn/ l ocat i on,
t hr ough t he ar ea mast er pl anni ng, phase one of t hei r pl anni ng pr ocess, and, pr esent t hei r f i ndi ngs t o
Wi nni peg Tr ansi t f or appr oval . The r e-zoni ng pr ocess w i l l al so be expl or ed at t he i mpl ement at i on phase.
They w i l l use t hei r desi gn compet i t i on and mast er pl anni ng pr ocess t o f i nd a cont ext sensi t i ve, mul t i -modal
cor r i dor devel opment t hat adds t o l ocal nei ghbour hoo d qual i t y of l i f e.

Appendi ces t o t he r epor t document exi st i ng si t e phot os, summar y of consul t at i on meet i ngs hel d w i t h maj or
st akehol der s, publ i c consul t at i on and open house document at i on, and a mat r i x eval uat i on of al i gnment
concept s.

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The anal ysi s consi der ed l and avai l abi l i t y,
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2.0 INTRO DUCTIO N

The Ci t y of Wi nni peg Tr ansi t Depar t ment r et ai ned Di l l on
Consul t i ng Li mi t ed (Di l l on) and our sub-consul t ant
St evenson Advi sor s Gr oup (St evenson) t o exami ne
al i gnment opt i ons f or t he f ut ur e devel opment of St age 2
of t he Sout hw est Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor , as di r ect ed by
Counci l ’ s appr oval of t he Tr anspor t at i on M ast er Pl an i n
November 2011. Wi t h t he compl et i on of St age 1 of t he
Sout hw est Tr ansi t w ay f r om Queen El i zabet h Way t o
Jubi l ee Avenue, an ext ensi on of St age 2 f r om Jubi l ee
Avenue t o Bi son Dri ve w oul d compl et e t he l i nk bet w een
dow nt ow n Wi nni peg t o t he Uni ver si t y of M ani t oba
(U of M ), Invest or s Gr oup Fi el d, and sout hw est subur bs, pr ovi di ng a one-seat t r i p f or passenger s. The
Wor ki ng Gr oup, i ncl udi ng t he Ci t y of Wi nni peg, t he Pr ovi nce of M ani t oba, and t he U of M , suppor t ed t he
assessment .

Di l l on under t ook a r evi ew of f ut ur e r api d t r ansi t needs f or sout hw est Wi nni peg t o exami ne and eval uat e
possi bl e al i gnment opt i ons f or t he St age 2 ext ensi on of t he Sou t hw est Tr ansi t w ay bear i ng i n mi nd f ut ur e
gr ow t h and l and use pat t er ns consi st ent w i t h Our Wi nni peg and ot her r el at ed ci t y pl ans. The al i gnment
al t er nat i ves r evi ew ed w er e par t of a si gni f i cant publ i c consul t at i on pr ocess as par t of t he Wi nni peg
Tr anspor t at i on M ast er Pl an. They w er e appr oved by Counci l , as par t of t he Pl an, i n November 2011 and
i ncl ude an ext ensi on of t he t r ansi t w ay f r om Jubi l ee Avenue t o Bi son Dr i ve, oppor t uni t i es f or t he U of M t o
connect r api d t r ansi t ser vi ce f r om t he For t Gar r y Campus t o t he Cor ri dor , and possi bl e ot her ext ensi ons i n
sout hw est Wi nni peg. Di l l on, t oget her wi t h t he Wor ki ng Gr oup, r evi ew ed t he maj or al i gnment opt i ons
consi der i ng engi neer i ng, soci o-economi c and envi r onment al i ssues, pr oper t y i mpact s, Tr ansi t Or i ent at ed
Devel opment (TOD), t ax i ncent i ves, r i der shi p, act i ve t r anspor t at i on, and expect ed const r u ct i on cost s.

Once t he maj or al i gnment opt i ons endor sed by Cou nci l i n
t he Wi nni peg Tr anspor t at i on M ast er Pl an wer e r evi ew ed
and r e-af f i r med by t he Wor ki ng Gr oup, Di l l on f ur t her
anal yzed each opt i on t o compar e t he r el at i ve advant ages
and di sadvant ages of each. The anal ysi s consi der ed l and
avai l abi l i t y, devel opment oppor t uni t i es, cor r i dor const r uct i on cost s, and expect ed r i der shi p gr ow t h.
Al t hough t he al i gnment s pr oposed and eval uat ed can accommodat e var i ous modes of t r ansi t , some r api d
t r ansi t t echnol ogy r equi r es mor e l and, addi t i onal ser vi ces, or hi gher devel opment densi t y t o f unct i on
ef f i ci ent l y. Di l l on revi ew ed t hese i ssues, i n di scussi on w i t h and di r ect i on f r om t he Wor ki ng Gr oup, ensur i ng
t hat t he pr oposed cor r i dor i s vi abl e and sust ai nabl e over t i me. To compl et e t he eval uat i on, t he communi t y
w as i nvi t ed t o r evi ew t he al i gnment opt i ons under consi der at i on and pr ovi de addi t i onal publ i c f eedback.



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TOD oppor t uni t i es f act or ed heavi l y i n r evi ew i ng t he
pr oposed al i gnment s. Di l l on hel d one-on-one meet i ngs
w i t h key st akehol der s t o gat her i nf or mat i on about
pot ent i al r esi dent i al and mi xed-use devel opment
oppor t uni t i es as w el l as pot ent i al const r ai nt s t o
devel opment of t he t r ansi t w ay. As di r ect ed i n t he Ci t y of
Wi nni peg’ s Request f or Pr oposal , det ai l ed consi derat i on
w as given t o t he sout hwest Wi nnipeg l ands desi gnat ed as
M aj or Redevelopment Si t es in OurWinnipeg. Based on t he
r ecommended al i gnment opt i ons i dent i f i ed by t he Wor ki ng
Gr oup, t he st udy t eam i dent i f i ed l and par cel s and ow ner shi p t hat compr i se t he pot ent i al cor r i dor al i gnment s
and assembl ed a f ul l i nvent or y of avai l abl e devel opment l ands associ at ed w i t h each al i gnment . Based on t he
pr i nci pl es of TOD and assumi ng a densi f i cat i on t hr ough a mi x of l and uses, St evenson pr ovi ded est i mat es of
pot ent i al vol umes and t ypes of devel opment t hat coul d be at t r act ed t o t he avai l abl e l ands f or each
al i gnment opt i on over an est abl i shed t i me hor i zon.

St evenson devel oped a pr o-f or ma model f or est i mat i ng pot ent i al revenues f l ow i ng f r om t he TOD (mi xed-use
nodes). They conduct ed a compar at i ve anal ysi s of pot ent i al t ax revenues t hr ough TOD t o det er mi ne a
pr eli mi nary measure of f easi bil i t y f or t he oppor t uni t y t o f i nance t he al t er nat i ve al ignment opt i ons t hrough Tax
Incr ement Fi nanci ng (TIF).

Thi s r epor t document s t he w or k under t aken as summar i zed above. It eval uat es t he al t er nat ive al i gnment s
f or t he St age 2 ext ensi on of t he Sout hwest Tr ansi t way f r om Jubi l ee Avenue t o Bi son Dr i ve.


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3.0 BACKG RO UND INFO RM A TIO N
Si nce t he ear l y 1970s, t he Ci t y of Wi nni peg has cont empl at ed a r api d t r ansi t syst em t o l i nk t he subur bs w i t h
t he dow nt ow n cor e. St age 1 of t he Sout hw est Rapi d t r ansi t Cor r i dor , appr oved i n Oct ober 2008, w as
devel oped as a f ul l f eat ur ed Bus Rapi d Tr ansi t f aci l i t y, i ncl udi ng a gr ade-separ at ed excl usi ve t r ansi t w ay,
conver t i bl e t o r ai l t echnol ogy at a l at er dat e i f r equi r ed. Long t er m pl anni ng i dent i f i ed sever al r api d t r ansi t
cor r i dor s, i ncl udi ng t he Sou t hw est Cor r i dor , East er n Cor r i dor , West er n Cor r i dor , Sout heast er n Cor r i dor ,
Nor t heast er n Cor r i dor , and Nor t hw est er n Cor r i dor . To dat e, t he Ci t y compl et ed some mi nor pl anni ng w ork
on t he East er n and West er n Cor r i dor s, but f ocussed al l f unct i onal , det ai l ed desi gn, and const r uct i on on t h e
Sout hw est Cor r i dor .

The f i r st phase of t he Sout hw est Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor ,
St age 1, know n as t he Sout hw est Tr ansi t w ay i n Wi nni peg’ s
Tr anspor t at i on M ast er Pl an, l i nks dow nt ow n Wi nni peg w i t h
maj or dest i nat i ons i n t he sout hw est par t of t he ci t y on an
excl usi ve r ight -of -w ay. Thi s sout her n li mi t of t he BRT
cor r i dor at Jubi l ee Avenue i s bounded by Ar gue Avenue t o
t he east and For t Rouge Yar ds t o t he w est . It cont i nues nor t h
bet w een t he Ci t y of Wi nni peg For t Rouge Tr ansi t Base and
VIA Rai l mai nt enance f aci l i t y, cr osses under CN’ s r ai l
mai nl i ne, and par al l el s t he mai nl i ne on t he west si de of t he
t r acks t o i t s nor t her n l i mi t at Queen El i zabet h Way. Thr ee t r ansi t st at i ons w er e const r uct ed on t he
t r ansi t w ay: Har kness St at i on, Osbor ne St at i on, and t he st r at egi cal l y l ocat ed For t Rouge St at i on, w hi ch w i l l
ser vi ce a pl anned TOD i n t he f or mer For t Rouge r ai l yar ds.

Pr i or t o t he compl et i on of t he Sout hw est Tr ansi t w ay, t he Ci t y enhanced t he t r ansi t syst em al ong “ Tr ansi t
Qual i t y Cor ri dor s” by i ncor por at i ng f eat ur es such as di amond l anes, queue j ump l anes, t r ansi t pr i or i t y si gnal s,
and t he i mpl ement at i on of Int el l i gent Tr anspor t at i on Syst em (ITS) t echnol ogy t o pr ovi de r eal -t i me passenger
i nf or mat i on t ool s. Thi s i nt egr at ed set of i mpr ovement s, i n conj unct i on w i t h t he f i r st st age of t he Sout hw est
Tr ansi t way, gr eat l y i mpr oved t he speed, r el i abi l i t y, co mf or t , accessi bi l i t y, and conveni ence of t r ansi t ser vi ce.

As out l i ned i n t he Ci t y of Wi nni peg’ s Request f or Pr oposal dat ed M ay 7, 2012, t hi s hi gh l evel exami nat i on of
al i gnment opt i ons f or t he next st age of t he Sout hw est Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor i ncl udes cont empl at i on of bot h
Bus Rapi d Tr ansi t (BRT) and Li ght Rai l Tr ansi t (LRT). The desi gn of St age 1 accommodat es a conver si on t o
LRT, i f r equi r ed i n t he f ut ur e. The desi gn accommodat es LRT r equi r ement s f or ver t i cal cl ear ances and t r ack
i nt egr at i on; r i ght -of -w ay geomet r y and gr ades; st r uct ur al l oadi ng; t r unk st or m sew er s, and; ut i l i t y
accommodat i ons. Whet her bus or r ai l i s chosen f or St age 2, t he al i gnment s r evi ew ed and eval uat ed i n t hi s
st udy can accommodat e t he physi cal i nf r ast r uct ur e r equi r ement s f or ei t her t echnol ogy.

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The Ci t y’ s vi si on f or r api d t r ansi t i n
Our Wi nni peg i ncl udes TOD t hat i ncl udes
act i ve t r ansport at i on f aci l i t i es w her ever
possi bl e.
Thr oughout t hi s i nvest i gat i on, Di l l on consi der ed t he soci al ,
envi r onment al and economi c devel opment of Wi nni peg
over t he next 30 year s. The Ci t y’ s vi si on f or r api d t r ansi t i n
Our Winni peg i ncl udes TOD t hat i ncl udes act i ve
t r anspor t at i on f aci l i t i es w her ever possi bl e. Keepi ng i n mi nd
t he Ci t y’ s i nt ent t o pr ovi de a dedi cat ed St age 2 cor r i dor t o
Bi son Dr i ve w i t h oppor t uni t i es f or ot her connect i on nodes f r om ot her ar eas of sout hw est Wi nni peg,
i ncl udi ng Invest or s Gr oup Fi el d and t he U of M , Di ll on exami ned sever al al t er nat i ve al i gnment s f or t he
ext ensi on of t he Sout hw est Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor beyond t he CN Let el l i er r ai l w ay al i gnment envi si oned by
ear l i er Ci t y pl ans.

3 .1 C I T Y O F W I N N I P EG P L A N N I N G A N D P O L I C Y C O N T EX T F O R S O U T H W ES T T RA N S I T W A Y

Al ong w i t h Our Winni peg, Di l l on r evi ew ed sever al ot her document s t o ensur e t he r ecommended al i gnment
pr ovi des i nnovat i ve and pr oact i ve t r anspor t at i on sol ut i ons t hat exempl i f y Ci t y pol i ci es, goal s, and obj ect i ves,
and consi der publ i c and st akehol der f eedback, i ncl udi ng:
Wi nni peg Tr ansi t -Or i ent ed Devel opment Handbook;
Compl et e Communi t i es;
Wi nni peg Tr anspor t at i on M ast er Pl an;
M M M Gr oup Li mi t ed’ s M ay 2012 Tr ansi t Or i ent ed Devel opment Oppor t uni t i es w i t h t he Sout hw est
Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor , pr epar ed f or t he U of M ;
Chr i st opher Baker ’ s 2010 pr act i cum submi t t ed t o t he U of M , Test i ng t he Benef i t s of On-st r eet Rapi d
Tr ansi t Al i gnment s: Impl i cat i ons f or Wi nni peg’ s Sout hw est Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor ; and,
M cCor mi ck Ranki n M emo on “ Fut ur e Tr i ps and BRT Net wor k” .

3 . 1 . 1 O u r W i n n i p e g

Our Wi nni peg call s f or st r ong and dynami c i nt egr at i on bet w een
t r anspor t at i on and l and use pl anni ng wi t h a f ocus on
accommodat i ng gr ow t h and change i n Tr ansf or mat i ve Ar eas
i ncl udi ng Cor r i dor s, of w hi ch t he Sout hw est Tr ansi t w ay i s one.
The connect i on and expansi on of Wi nni peg’ s sust ai nabl e
t r anspor t at i on and i nf r ast r uct ur e net w or ks i s one of t he
obj ect i ves of Our Wi nnipeg’ s Pol i cy 01-1 on Ci t y Bui l di ng.



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Our Winni peg di r ect s Cor r i dor s t o accommodat e much of Wi nni peg’ s gr ow t h, pr ovi di ng mi xed-use, hi gh-
qual i t y ur ban devel opment . Peopl e and j obs w i l l be concent r at ed i n ar eas w el l -ser ved by pr i mar y t r ansi t
ser vi ce and l ocat ed cl ose t o t r ansi t st at i ons and st ops. Devel opment must opt imi ze exi st i ng i nvest ment ,
muni ci pal i nf r ast r uct ur e, and f aci l i t i es. OurWi nnipeg f ur t her di r ect s t hat , w her e appr opr i at e, Cor r i dor s w i l l
be devel oped i n accor dance w i t h TOD pr i nci pl es.

Our Winni peg desi gnat es 11 M aj or Redevel opment Si t es as l ar ge scal e oppor t uni t i es t o enhance Wi nni peg’ s
ur ban f abr i c by r epur posi ng obsol et e l and uses as new devel opment s. The Sout hw est Tr ansi t w ay pot ent i al l y
connect s 5 of Wi nni peg’ s 11 desi gnat ed M aj or Redevel opment Si t es (see Fi gur e 1).

3 . 1 . 2 Compl ete Communi ti es

Compl et e Communi t i es i s one of t he f our Di r ect i on St r at egi es
suppor t i ng Our Wi nni peg and Council has adopt ed i t by Secondar y
Pl an by-l aw . The pol i cy document i ncl udes speci f i c di r ect i on f or
r api d t r ansi t cor r i dor s (Pol i cy 03-2i ). The st at i ons w i ll be t he
pr i mar y f ocus f or devel opment al ong t he r api d t r ansi t cor r i dor s,
pr ovi di ng st r at egi c oppor t uni t i es f or gr ow t h, i nt ensi f icat i on, and
r edevel opment i n accor dance w i t h TOD pr i nci pl es. Thi s w as a
pr i mar y consi der at i on i n t he anal ysi s under t aken as par t of t hi s
st udy.


Speci f i cal l y, st udy assumpt i ons f or eval uat i ng t he Sout hw est Tr ansi t way opt i ons mi r r or ed pol i cy di r ect i on:
Devel opment w i l l be nodal r at her t han l i near ;
M edi um t o hi gh densi t y devel opment t hat i s gr eat er t han t he communi t y aver age;
A mi x of uses;
Compact , hi gh qual i t y pedest r i an envi r onment ;
An act i ve, def i ned cent r e;
Innovat i ve par ki ng st r at egi es, and;
Rapi d t r ansi t st at i ons.

Compl et e Communi t i es i ncl udes t hr ee di r ect i ons f or r api d t r ansi t cor r i dor s:
Pr omot i on of TOD t o accommodat e gr ow t h and change al ong r api d t r ansi t cor r i dor s t hr ough
i nt egr at ed l and use, t r anspor t at i on and i nf r ast r uct ur e pl anni ng. The Tr anspor t at i on M ast er Pl an w i l l
di r ect al l speci f i cs of pl anni ng f or r api d t r ansi t cor r i dor s.
Pr omot i on of t r ansi t -suppor t i ve l and use and ur ban f or m at cent r es al ong r api d t r ansi t cor r i dor s.
Pr omot i on of TOD at cent r es al ong r api d t r ansi t cor r i dor s t hr ough i ncen t i ves and i nnovat i ve
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“ In or der t o maxi mi ze t he devel opment
pot ent i al of bot h t he M aj or
Redevel opment Si t es and t he vi abi l i t y of
t he t r ansi t syst em, t hese l ands shoul d be
devel oped i n accor dance w i t h t he
pr i nci pl es of Tr ansi t Or i ent ed
Devel opment .” (Compl et e Communi t i es,
p.66)
Compl et e Communi t ies al so pr esent s pol i ci es w i t h r espect t o M aj or Redevel opment Si t es (Pol i cy 03-03) of
w hi ch t he Sout hw est Tr ansi t w ay can p ot ent i al l y i nf l uence and ser ve up t o f i ve of t he desi gnat ed si t es (For t
Rouge Yar ds, Tayl or Lands, Par ker Lands, Sugar Beet Lands, and Ol d Sout hw ood Gol f Cour se).

“ In or der t o maxi mi ze t he devel opment pot ent i al of bot h t he
M aj or Redevel opment Si t es and t he vi abi l i t y of t he t r ansi t
syst em, t hese l ands shoul d be devel oped i n accor dance w i t h
t he pr i nci pl es of Tr ansi t Or i ent ed Devel opment .” (Compl et e
Communi t i es, p.66) Redevel opment Si t es f eat ur e
Nei ghbour hood Cent r es, i ncl udi ng Par ks, Pl aces, and Open
Spaces, t hat ar e t he nodes w i t h w hi ch t o i nt egr at e publ i c
t r ansi t st at i ons. The Ci t y’ s pol i cy is t o hel p r educe M aj or
Redevel opment Si t e bar ri er s rel at ed t o t he complexi t y of
l ocat i on, i nf r ast r uct ur e, l and assembl y, and pot ent i al cont ami nat i on.

Figure 1: Major Redevelopment Si tes as I llustrated in Complete Communi ties


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One opt i on f or t he ext ensi on of t he Sout hw est Tr ansi t w ay has an added benef i t of pr ovi di ng r api d t r ansi t
ser vi ce adj acent t o desi gnat ed Gener al M anuf act ur i ng Empl oyment Lands i n Our Wi nni peg. Thi s has t he
advant age of meet i ng sever al Compl et e Communi t i es pol i ci es t hat cal l f or super i or publ i c t r ansi t ser vi ce f or
empl oyment l ands t hat at t r act l ar ge number s of empl oyees. Over t i me, t he i nf r ast r uct ur e can pr esent
addi t i onal economi c oppor t uni t y f or hi gher or der busi ness devel opment .

3 . 1 . 3 Transportati on Master Pl an

Counci l adopt ed t he Wi nni peg Tr anspor t at i on M ast er Pl an i n November
2011. It i dent i f ies t he Sout hw est Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor as an i ni t i al
pr i or i t y, St age 2 t o be phased i n by 2016. The most si gni f i cant pol i cy
consi der ed i n t he cont ext of t hi s st udy i s t he di r ect i on t o al i gn l and use and
t r anspor t at i on pl anni ng deci si ons t o suppor t t he r api d t r ansi t net w or k: a
net w or k of excl usi ve r i ght -of -w ays t hat become mul t i -modal t r anspor t at i on
hubs, ei t her connect i ng w i t h t r unk r api d t r ansi t r out es or j oi ni ng t he r api d
t r ansi t cor r i dor s f r om t he st r eet syst em, w her e bi cycl e par ki ng and par k
and r i de f aci l i t i es ar e f ul l y i nt egr at ed wi t h r api d t r ansi t ser vi ce.

The Tr anspor t at i on M ast er Pl an i nvol ved det ai l ed t r anspor t at i on anal ysi s as
par t of t he over al l Our Wi nni peg pl anni ng pr ocess. It r esul t ed i n i dent i f yi ng,
t hr ough pol i cy, t w o hi gh l evel al i gnment opt i ons f or t he ext ensi on of t he Sout hw est Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor
t o Chancel l or -M at heson t o 2016 as show n on t he dr aw i ng bel ow . One opt i on pr oceeds al ong t he Let el l i er
CN r i ght -of -w ay and t he ot her opt i on t akes advant age of a M ani t oba Hydr o cor r i dor t hat connect s t w o
undevel oped M aj or Redevel opment Si t es (Par ker Lands and Sugar Beet Lands). Thi s st udy pr ovi des t he
f i ner det ai l necessar y t o i dent i f y a pr ef er r ed al i gnment opt i on.

Figure 2: Southwest Rapi d Transit Corridor as I llustrated i n Wi nnipeg Transportation Master Plan













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Any of t he t r ansi t way al i gnment s
under consider at i on are also able t o
accommodat e vari ous t ransit t r avel
modes . . .
4.0 DETERM INATIO N O F ALIG NM ENT O PTIO N S

The Ci t y has di scussed var i ous t r ansi t w ay al i gnment s f or t he
Sout hw est Cor r i dor si nce t he ear l y 1980’ s. How ever, Wi nni peg’ s
r ecent l y appr oved Tr anspor t at i on M ast er Pl an (Counci l , November
2011) pr ovi des t he basi s f or devel opment of t he al t er nat i ve
concept s i ncl uded i n t hi s r epor t . Di l l on subsequent l y assessed t he
exi st i ng i nf or mat i on, f ut ur e devel opment pl ans by key st akehol der s, Our Wi nnipeg and ot her r el evant
st udi es/ pol i cies, and ul t i mat el y, t ook di r ect i on f r om t he Wor ki ng Gr oup. Al l of t he al i gnment s t er mi nat e at
Bi son Dr i ve. All all ow f or t he U of M t o access t he r api d t r ansi t syst em vi a mul t i pl e access poi nt s, al ong w i t h
al t er nat e ext ensi ons of addi t i onal phases i nt o sout hw est Wi nni peg. Any of t he t r ansi t w ay al i gnment s under
consi der at i on ar e al so abl e t o accommodat e var i ous t r ansi t t r avel modes, al t hough some modes r equi r e
mor e l and, addi t i onal ser vi ces, or hi gher devel opment densi t y t o f unct i on ef f i ci ent l y.

4 .1 A L I G N M EN T O P T I O N S F O R EX T EN S I O N O F S T A G E 2 F R O M J U B I L EE A V EN U E T O B I S O N
D R I V E

Thi s sect i on descr i bes t he pr el i mi nar y al ignment concept s t hat Di l l on devel oped at a l evel of det ai l t o al l ow
f or t hei r compar i son i n t er ms of oper at i onal , i mpl ement at i on, envi r onment al , communi t y, pr oper t y, TOD &
t ax i ncent i ve f i nanci ng (TIF) met r i cs, and over al l cost per spect i ve. Concept dr aw i ngs of t he var i ous St age 2
Sout hw est Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor al i gnment s ar e i l l ust r at ed i n Fi gur e 3, Fi gur e 4, and Fi gur e 5. It shoul d be
not ed t hat f or compar i son and eval uat i on pur poses t he al i gnment s ar e show n as si mi l ar as possi bl e i n or der
t o compar e “ appl es t o appl es” f or i nt er sect i ons i n par t i cul ar , w hen i n f act some al i gnment s have t he abi l i t y
t o pr ovi de addi t i onal f unct i onal i t y, such as t r ansi t over passes’ of busy i nt er sect i ons due t o l and avai l abi l i t y
t hus pr ovi di ng mor e ef f i cient ser vi ce. Thi s w i l l be di scussed and expl ai ned i n mor e det ai l i n t he eval uat i on of
t he al t er nat i ves.
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4 . 1 . 1 Concept 1A – Parker/ Mani toba Hy dro Lands Paral l el i ng CN West Rai l Li ne
Concept 1A ext ends f r om St age 1 of t he Sout hw est Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor f r om Jubi l ee Avenue over Pembi na
Hi ghw ay on a st r uct ur e j ust nor t h of t he Jubi l ee Avenue Over pass. West of Pembi na Hi ghw ay, t he t r ansi t w ay
al i gnment passes under t w o CN r ai l t r acks (Let el l i er Subdi vi si on and sw i t chi ng t r ack), at w hi ch poi nt Concept
1A (Fi gur e 3) cont i nues w est al ongsi de CN’ s mai n li ne. At t he w est er l y end of t he Par ker Lands, t he
al i gnment t ur ns i n a sout h east er l y di r ect i on, cr osses Par ker Avenue and t hen i s l ocat ed w i t hi n t he M ani t oba
Hydr o r i ght -of -w ay unt i l i t i nt er sect s t he CN Let el l i er r ai l l i ne j ust nor t h of Bi shop Gr andi n Boul evar d. Thi s
al i gnment pr ovi des an oppor t uni t y t o use a pedest r i an connect i on under or over t he exi st i ng CN r ai l l i ne t o
l i nk w i t h t he devel opabl e Shi ndi co l ands on t he nor t h si de of t he t r acks, one of t he 11 M aj or Redevel opment
Si t es desi gnat ed i n Our Wi nnipeg / Compl et e Communi t i es. How ever , t hi s al ignment w oul d signi f i cant l y
i mpact t he cur r ent devel opabl e GEM Equi t i es Inc. l ands nor t h of Par ker Avenue, al so a M aj or Redevel opment
Si t e.

As t hi s t r ansi t w ay al i gnment w oul d requi r e t he t er mi nat i on of Par ker Avenue, at Hur st Way and t he
t r ansi t way, an ext ensi on of Beaumont St r eet f r om Par ker Avenue t o Hur st Way i s suggest ed as a r epl acement
r oad t o accommodat e t r avel bet w een t he r esi dent i al ar eas w est of Pembi na Hi ghw ay and t he St er l i ng
Lyon/ Li nden Woods ar ea. Concept 1A w i l l requi r e a l evel cr ossi ng of an ext ensi on of Wil kes Avenue
i mmedi at el y east of Hur st Way. Sout h of t hi s cr ossi ng, t he al i gnment t ur ns sout h, and cont i nues w i t hi n t he
M ani t oba Hydr o r i ght -of -way. The al i gnment t hen con t i nues w i t hi n t he M ani t oba Hydr o r i ght -of -way w i t h an
at -gr ade cr ossi ng of M cGi l l i vr ay Boul evar d, t r avell i ng al ong t he exi st i ng M ani t oba Hydr o cor r i dor acr oss
Chevr i er Boul evar d up t o M anahan Avenue. Due t o t he avai l abi l i t y of l and w i t hi n t he M ani t oba Hydr o
cor r i dor gr ade separ at i ons at Hur st Way and at M cGi l l i vr ay Boul evar d ar e recommended. Thi s t ype of
i nf r ast r uct ur e w oul d not be possi bl e f or t he Concept 2 al i gnment , due t o r est r i ct ed r i ght -of -w ay, and
t her ef or e f or eval uat i on pur poses, at gr ade i nt er sect i ons ar e assumed f or al l concept s.

Just sout h of M anahan Avenue, t hi s ali gnment cr osses over t w o r ai lw ay ser vi ce t r acks and t he CN Let ell ier
subdi vi si on on an over pass st r uct ur e, t ouchi ng dow n on t he east si de of t he Let el l i er Subdi vi si on j ust nor t h of
Pl aza Dr i ve. Fr om t hi s poi nt , t he Concept 1A al ignment cont i nues sout h al ong t he east si de of t he CN r ail
l i ne, cr osses Bi shop Gr andi n Boul evar d on a new over pass, and t er mi nat es at Bi son Dr i ve. Exi st i ng si t e
phot ogr aphs of t he pot ent i al Concept 1A al i gnment ar e i ncl uded i n Appendi x A.

Addi t i onal node connect i ons t o ot her ar eas of sout hw est Wi nni peg as w el l as U of M ’ s oppor t uni t i es t o
access t he t r ansi t way ar e di scussed i n mor e det ai l i n f ur t her sect i ons of t hi s r epor t .
Snapshot : Concept 1A i s al igned i n t he
Par ker/ Hydro Lands alongside CN’ s main li ne,
t hen shif t s and i s locat ed w it hin t he M ani t oba
Hydr o r i ght -of way unt i l i t i nt er sect s t he
exi st ing CN t rack, nort h of Bi shop Grandin. The
al i gnment cont i nues sout h al ong t he east si de
of t he CN rai l li ne t o Bi son Dr i ve.


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4 . 1 . 2 Concept 1B – Parker/ Mani toba Hydro Lands Paral l el i ng Parker Avenue
Concept 1B ext ends f r om St age 1 of t he Sout hw est Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor f r om Jubi l ee Avenue over Pembi na
Hi ghw ay on a st r uct ur e j ust nor t h of t he Jubi l ee Avenue Over pass. West of Pembi na Hi ghw ay, t he t r ansi t w ay
al i gnment passes under t w o CN r ai l t r acks (Let el l i er Subdi vi si on and sw i t chi ng t r ack), at w hi ch poi nt Concept
1B (Fi gur e 4) cont i nues w est par al l eli ng Parker Avenue. At t he w est er l y end of t he Par ker Lands t he
al i gnment t ur ns i n a sout heast er l y di r ect i on, cr osses t he exi st i ng Par ker Avenue and t hen i s l ocat ed w i t hi n
t he M ani t oba Hydr o ri ght -of -w ay unt il i t i nt er sect s t he CN Let el l i er r ai l l i ne, nor t h of Bi shop Gr andi n
Boul evar d. The Concept 1A and 1B al i gnment s ar e i dent i cal sout h of Par ker Avenue w i t hi n t he M ani t oba
Hydr o r i ght -of -way and t he CN Let el l i er r i ght -of -way.

As t hi s t r ansi t w ay al i gnment w oul d requi r e t he t er mi nat i on of Par ker Avenue, at Hur st Way and t he
t r ansi t way, an ext ensi on of Beaumont St r eet f r om Par ker Avenue t o Hur st Way i s suggest ed as a r epl acement
r oad t o accommodat e t r avel bet w een t he r esi dent i al ar eas w est of Pembi na Hi ghw ay and t he St er l i ng
Lyon/ Li nden Woods ar ea. Concept 1B w il l r equi r e a l evel cr ossi ng of an ext ensi on of Wil kes Avenue j ust
opposi t e Hur st Way. Sout h of t he cr ossi ng, t he al i gnment t ur ns sou t h, and co nt i nues w i t hi n t he M ani t oba
Hydr o r i ght -of -w ay. Fr om Hur st Way t he al i gnment cont i nues al ong t he exi st i ng M ani t oba Hydr o cor r i dor in
a sout her l y di r ect i on w i t h an at -gr ade cr ossi ng of M cGi l l i vr ay Boul evar d and t hen acr oss Chevri er Boul evar d
up t o M anahan Avenue. Due t o t he avai l abi l i t y of l and w i t hi n t he M ani t oba Hydr o cor r i dor gr ade separ at i ons
at Hur st Way and M cGi l l i vr ay Boul evar d ar e r ecommended. Thi s t ype of i nf r ast r uct ur e w oul d not be possi bl e
f or t he Concept 2 al i gnment , due t o r est r i ct ed r ight -of -w ay, and t her ef or e f or eval uat i on pur poses, at gr ade
i nt er sect i ons ar e assumed f or al l concept s.

Just sout h of M anahan Avenue, t hi s ali gnment cr osses over t w o r ai lw ay ser vi ce t r acks and t he CN Let ell ier
subdi vi si on on an over pass st r uct ur e, t ouchi ng dow n on t he east si de of t he Let el l i er Subdi vi si on j ust nor t h of
Pl aza Dri ve. Fr om t hi s poi nt t he Concept 1B ali gnment cont i nues sout h al ong t he east si de of t he CN r ai l li ne
cr osses Bi shop Gr andi n Boul evar d on a new over pass and t er mi nat es at Bi son Dr i ve. Exi st i ng si t e
phot ogr aphs of t he pot ent i al Concept 1B al i gnment ar e i ncl uded i n Appendi x A.

Addi t i onal node connect i ons t o ot her ar eas of sout hw est Wi nni peg as w el l as U of M oppor t uni t i es t o access
t he t r ansi t way ar e di scussed i n mor e det ai l i n f ur t her sect i ons of t hi s r epor t .
Snapshot : Concept 1B i s al i gned t hrough t he
Par ker/ Hydro Lands paral l el ing Parker Avenue
and t hen shif t s and i s locat ed w i t hin t he Hydro
r i ght -of way unt i l it int er sect s t he exi st i ng CN
t r ack, nor t h of Bi shop Gr andin. The al ignment
cont i nues sout h al ong t he east si de of t he CN
r ai l l i ne t o Bi son Dr i ve. Concept 1A and 1B have
t he same al ignment s f rom Par ker Avenue t o
Bi son Dr i ve.

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4 . 1 . 3 Concept 2 – CN Letel l i er Subdi vi si on
Concept 2 ext ends St age 1 of t he Sout hw est Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor f r om Jubi l ee Avenue over Pembi na
Hi ghw ay on a st r uct ur e j ust nor t h of t he Jubi l ee Avenue Over pass. West of Pembi na Highw ay, t he al i gnment
f ol l ow s t he east si de of CN’ s Let el l i er sub-di vi si on cont i nui ng sout h and cr ossi ng Byng Pl ace, Wi nder mer e
Avenue, Somer set Avenue, Wat er f or d Avenue, Sout hw ood Avenue, M cGi l l i vr ay Boul evar d, Wal l er Avenue,
Cl ar ence Avenue, Chevr i er Boul evar d, Bi shop Gr andi n Boul evar d, Chancel l or Dr i ve, M ar kham Road,
t er mi nat i ng at Bi son Dr ive (see Fi gur e 5). All st r eet cr ossi ngs wi t hi n t hi s sect i on w oul d be at gr ade and
cont r ol l ed by si gnal i zed gat es t o accommodat e bot h t r ansi t and CN t r ai n t r af f i c, w i t h t he except i on of Bi shop
Gr andi n Boul evar d w hi ch w i l l be a new over pass st r uct ur e. Exi st i ng si t e phot ogr aphs of t he pot ent i al
Concept 2 al i gnment ar e i ncl uded i n Appendi x A.

4 . 1 . 4 Concept 3 – Pembi na Hi ghw ay Center Medi an
Concept 3 ext ends St age 1 of t he Sout hw est Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor f r om Jubi l ee Avenue al ong t he cent er
medi an of Pembi na Hi ghw ay t o Bi son Dr i ve. An i ni t i al i nvest i gat i on of t hi s cent er medi an al i gnment show ed
t he f ol l owi ng:
Snapshot : Concept 2 paral l els CN’ s Let el l i er rai l
subdi vi sion i n a shar ed r ight -of -way w i t h t he rai l
l i ne f r om Jubi l ee Avenue t o Bi son Dr ive. The CN
l ine woul d be moved in a west er ly di rect i on
w hi le t he t ransit way woul d be locat ed i n t he
east er ly half of t he exi st ing rai l r ight -of -way.


Snapshot : Concept 3 depar t s f rom St age 1 of t he
Sout hwest Tr ansi t way at Jubi l ee Avenue and
f ol low s t he cent er l ine of Pembina Hi ghway
f rom t he end of St age 1 t o Bi son Dr ive.


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Exi st i ng t r af f i c count s on Pembi na Hi ghw ay r ange f r om 35,300 aver age w eekday dai l y t r af f i c (AWDT)
nor t h of Bi son Dr i ve/ Chancel l or Dr i ve t o 60,700 AWDT at Jubi l ee Avenue. Thi s t r af f i c i s expect ed t o
i ncr ease as devel opment gr ow s i n sout hw est Wi nni peg.
As par t of Di l l on’ s 2009 Qual i t y Cor r i dor St udy f or t he Ci t y of Wi nni peg Tr ansi t Depar t ment , t he
t r af f i c st udy Synchr o model s det er mi ned t hat r emovi ng one l ane of t r af f i c i n bot h di r ect i ons al ong
Pembi na Highw ay w as not f easi bl e; l ane r emoval woul d si gni f i cant l y i mpact t he l evel of ser vi ce,
i ncr ease del ay t imes, decr ease aver age speeds, i ncr ease gr eenhouse gases i ncl udi ng CO, NOx, and
VOC emi ssi ons, as w el l as i ncr ease f uel consumpt i on. Thi s veri f i es t hat i f a cent er medi an t r ansi t w ay
i s consi der ed t hat new l anes w oul d need t o be const r u ct ed on Pembi na Hi ghway.
The exi st i ng maxi mum Pembi na Hi ghw ay medi an wi dt h sout h of Jubi l ee Avenue i s 10 m. How ever ,
t he mi ni mum wi dt h of medi an r equi r ed t o accommod at e a cent er medi an t r ansi t cor r i dor i s 16 m.
Pembi na Hi ghw ay w oul d need t o be w i dened al ong t he t ot al l engt h of t he al i gnment by a mi ni mum
of 6 m and w i t h ut il i t y r equi r ement s w oul d mor e r eal ist i cal l y be 8-10 m. Thi s coul d be accompl i shed
by w i deni ng on ei t her si de of Pembi na Hi ghw ay or w i deni ng al ong onl y one si de of Pembi na
Hi ghway. For ei t her opt i on t hi s w oul d r equi r e si gni f i cant r oadw ay r econst r u ct i on.
A subst ant i al amount of commer ci al pr oper t y must be acqui r ed t o accommodat e t he r oadw ay
r econst r uct i on f or b ot h a Pembi na Hi ghw ay wi deni ng on one si de or bot h si des equal l y. M ost
bui l di ngs ar e i n cl ose pr oxi mi t y t o t he pr oper t y l i ne and w oul d r equi r e pur chase; expr opr i at i on
and/ or r e-l ocat i on (see Fi gur e 6). Experi ence i ndi cat es t hat , i f a por t i on of a commer ci al or
r esi dent i al pr oper t y i s r equi red, pur chase of t he t ot al pr oper t y i n quest i on i s usual l y under t aken.
The t r ansi t i on and access f r om t he cur r ent St age 1 t ransi t w ay t o a cent er medi a t r ansi t w ay opt i on
al ong Pembi na Hi ghway w oul d be ver y di f f i cul t t o accompl i sh.
A cent er medi an t r ansi t w ay opt i on al ong Pembi na Hi ghw ay w oul d be a ver y sl ow and i nef f i ci ent
syst em due t o t he numer ous medi an openi ngs, pedest r i an cr ossi ngs and si gnal i zed i nt er sect i ons.
The exi st i ng Pembi na Hi ghw ay Over pass of Bi shop Gr andi n Boul evar d i s not abl e t o accommodat e a
t r ansi t w ay al i gnment al ong t he cent er medi an because t he br i dge st r uct ur e’ s medi an bar r i er i s t oo
nar r ow .
Ther e ar e 48 medi an openi ngs al ong Pembi na Hi ghw ay bet w een Jubi l ee Avenue and Bi son Dr ive.
M ost , i f not al l , of t hese openi ngs have some f or m of l ef t t ur n l ane. A t r ansi t w ay al ong t he cent er
medi an r esul t s i n vehi cul ar t r af f i c t ur ni ng i n f r ont of buses w hi ch w oul d make t hi s opt i on unsaf e and
w oul d r equi r e compl ex t r af f i c si gnal l i ng.
Local Pembi na Hi ghw ay busi nesses w oul d be af f ect ed by cl osur e of Pembi na Hi ghw ay medi ans t hat
i mpact ed t hei r access.
Inst al l at i on of signal cont r ol at medi an openi ngs t o accommodat e bot h t hr ough bus t r af f i c and l ef t
t ur ni ng vehi cul ar t r af f i c w oul d be r equi r ed and may not be w el l r ecei ved.
The cur r ent St r eet Renew al and Act i ve Tr anspor t at i on l i nk bei ng const r uct ed al ong Pembi na Hi ghw ay
f r om Pl aza Dr i ve t o Chevr i er Boul evar d f ur t her compl i cat es a cent er medi an t r ansi t w ay al i gnment .

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. . . t he Wor ki ng Gr oup agr eed t hat
t he Pembi na Hi ghw ay medi an
al i gnment opt i on i s not vi abl e and
di d not need t o be i ncl uded i n t he
eval uat i on pr ocess.
In summar y, t he Pembi na Hi ghw ay medi an opt i on w oul d r equi r e
ext ensi ve pr oper t y, di sl ocat e many commer ci al pr oper t i es, r equi r e
ext ensi ve reconst r uct i on of Pembi na Hi ghw ay f or t he ent i r e l engt h
sout h of Jubi l ee Avenue, cr eat e si gni f i cant saf et y concer ns at al l 48
medi an openi ngs al ong Pembi na Hi ghw ay, and i s unabl e t o cr oss
Bi shop Gr andi n Boul evar d. For t hese r easons, t he Wor ki ng Gr oup
agr eed t hat t he Pembi na Hi ghw ay medi an al i gnment opt i on i s not vi abl e and di d not need t o be i ncl uded in
t he eval uat i on pr ocess.

4 . 1 . 5 Other Concepts Vari ati ons under Consi derati on

Di l l on r evi ew ed var i at i ons t o t he concept al i gnment s document ed above, such as el evat ed r unni ng w ays.
They w er e di smi ssed due t o: ext ensi ve const r uct i on cost s (i n t he r ange of $140 – $180 M / km), di f f i cul t y of
l ocat i ng st at i ons on t he el evat ed t r ansi t w ay at r equi r ed nodes, i nabi l i t y t o connect an el evat ed t r ansi t w ay t o
exi st i ng ser vi ce and busi nesses at st r eet l evel , and mai nt enance and oper at i onal compl i cat i ons.

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. . . a t r ansi t hub at t he nor t h end of
t he new l y const r uct ed Invest or s
Gr oup Fi el d i s t he pr ef er r ed
l ocat i on . . .
4 .2 A L I G N M EN T O P T I O N S B ET W EEN C N L ET EL LI ER A N D U N I V ER S I T Y O F M A N I T O B A

Al t hough t he mai n i nt ent of t hi s al i gnment st udy i s t o r evi ew possi bl e St age 2 al i gnment s t hat ext end t h e
t r ansi t w ay f r om Jubi l ee Avenue t o Bi son Dr i ve, i t i s cr i t i cal t hat t he St age 2 mai n al i gnment per mi t s t he U of
M t he oppor t uni t y t o connect t o t he t r ansi t w ay. Al i gnment opt i ons f or U of M and Invest or s Gr oup Fi el d
connect i on opt i ons w er e t her ef or e assessed as par t of t hi s st udy.

In M ay 2012, M M M Gr oup Li mi t ed car r i ed out a st udy, “ Tr ansi t
Or i ent ed Devel opment Oppor t uni t i es w i t h t he Sout hw est Rapi d
Tr ansi t Cor r i dor ” . Pr epar ed f or t he U of M , t hi s st udy det er mi ned
t hat i n addi t i on t o t he mai n t r ansi t t er mi nal on Daf oe Road, a
t r ansi t hub at t he nor t h end of t he new l y const r uct ed Invest or s
Gr oup Fi el d i s t he pr ef er r ed l ocat i on f or a t r ansi t st at i on w i t hi n U of M l ands. Di l l on r ef er s t o t hi s st at i on as
t he St adi um St at i on f or t he r emai nder of t hi s r epor t .

Taki ng i nt o consi der at i on t hi s pr ef er r ed st at i on l ocat i on; Di l l on i nvest i gat ed connect i ons f r om t he St adi um t o
t he t r ansi t way and r evi ew ed t he f ol l ow i ng f our al i gnment possi bi l i t i es:
U-1 Access - f r om t r ansi t w ay at Bi son Dr i ve al ong Chancel l or M at heson t o St adi um St at i on at
Invest or s Gr oup Fi el d;
U-2 Access - f r om t r ansi t w ay at M ar kham Road al ong M ar kham Road t o St adi um St at i on at Invest or s
Gr oup Fi el d;
U-3 Access - f r om t r ansi t w ay at That cher al ong That cher Dr i ve t o St adi um St at i on at Invest or s Gr oup
Fi el d, and;
U-4 Access - f r om t r ansi t w ay at Bi shop Gr andi n Boul evar d vi a a new t r ansi t w ay t o Uni ver si t y
Cr escent Tr ansi t St at i on and t hen al ong Uni ver si t y Crescent t o St adi um St at i on at Invest or s Gr oup
Fi el d.

As i l l ust r at ed on Figur e 7, t he f ol l owi ng i s a bri ef descript i on of each of t hese possi bl e U of M access r out es t o
t he t r ansi t w ay, pr ovi di ng backgr ound i nf or mat i on on t he var i ous r out es i nvest i gat ed, i mpact s of t hese
al i gnment s on t he cur r ent st r eet syst em, t he i nf r ast r uct ur e r equi r ed t o make t hem f unct i onal , and
appr oxi mat e cost s. The i nt ent i on of t hi s r evi ew i s onl y t o expl or e possi ble ali gnment s f or f ut ur e U of M
access t o t he t r ansi t w ay. The speci f i cs about how t he al i gnment s f i t f r om a cont ext per spect i ve f or ms t he
basi s of t he upcomi ng U of M ar ea mast er pl anni ng pr ocess.

The U of M w i l l expl or e t he act ual r unni ng w ay desi gn, t he number of st at i ons, and t hei r desi gn/ l ocat i on,
t hr ough t he ar ea mast er pl anni ng, phase one of t hei r pl anni ng pr ocess, and, pr esent t hei r f i ndi ngs t o
Wi nni peg Tr ansi t f or appr oval . The r e-zoni ng pr ocess w i l l al so be expl or ed at t he i mpl ement at i on phase.
They w i l l use t hei r desi gn compet i t i on and mast er pl anni ng pr ocess t o f i nd a cont ext sensi t i ve, mul t i -modal
cor r i dor devel opment t hat adds t o l ocal nei ghbour hoo d qual i t y of l i f e.

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4 . 2 . 1 U-1 A ccess - From Transi tw ay at Bi son Dri ve al ong Chancel l or Matheson to Stadi um Stati on at
Investors Group Fi el d
Di st ance f r om t r ansi t way t er mi nus at Bi son Dr i ve t o St adi um St at i on i s 2000 m.
Two of t he 12 exi st i ng t r ansi t r out es al r eady make use of t hi s r oadway t o access t he U of M .
If t he t er mi nus of t he t r ansi t w ay i s at Bi son Dr i ve and access t o t he U of M i s mai nt ai ned as i t
cur r ent l y oper at es, buses w oul d be si gni f i cant l y i mpact ed by bei ng i nt egr at ed w i t h exi st i ng t r af f i c on
Chancel l or M at heson, especi al l y dur i ng game days. Compar ed t o pr esent , t he number of buses
oper at i ng on Chancel l or M at heson w oul d i ncr ease si gni f i cant l y.
If t hi s r out e becomes par t of t he dedi cat ed t r ansi t w ay and t he St adi um St at i on becomes t he
t er mi nus of t he t r ansi t w ay, a bus pr i or i t y or excl usi ve bus l ane w i l l be r equi r ed on bot h si des of
Chancel l or M at heson t o accommodat e buses.
Chancel l or M at heson i s t he mai n ent r ance and t he hi st or i c and pr est i gi ous gat ew ay t o t he U of M .
As such, expandi ng t hi s r oadw ay w oul d i nf l uence t he sense of pl ace t hat has evol ved f or t hi s
i mpor t ant Wi nni peg l andmar k and i s not vi ew ed f avour abl y by t he U of M .
Thi s i s t he l ongest and most i ndi r ect r out e t o t he St adi um St at i on of t he U of M access r out es
i nvest igat ed.
Thi s r out e does not pass t hr ough t he Ol d Sout hw ood Gol f Cour se l ands, w hi ch does no t suppor t t he
Ci t y’ s pol i ci es (Our Wi nni peg 01-1c and Compl et e Communi t i es 3-03) and t he U of M ’ s pl ans t o cr eat e
a TOD at t hi s M aj or Redevel opment Si t e.
The expect ed over al l cost s t o const r uct t hi s busw ay access f r om t he mai n t r ansi t w ay t o t he St adi um
St at i on ar e i n t he r ange of $20 – $25 M , w hi ch i ncl udes l and cost s, but does not i ncl ude any over pass
of Pembi na Hi ghw ay i f r equi r ed.

4 . 2 . 2 U-2 A ccess - From Transi tw ay at Markham Road al ong Markham Road to Stadi um Stati on at
Investors Group Fi el d
Di st ance f r om mai n t r ansi t way al i gnment f r om M ar kham Road t o St adi um St at i on i s 1050 m.
For t hi s access t o t he U of M , buses l eave t he t r ansi t w ay at M ar kham Road and use t he exi st i ng
M ar kham r oadw ay and ci t y st r eet syst em. Buses w i ll ei t her oper at e i n mi xed t r af f i c on M ar kham
Road or pr i or i t y l anes w i l l be const r uct ed.
M ar kham Road i s cur r ent l y cl assi f i ed a Ci t y maj or col l ect or f r om t he CN t r acks t o Pembi na Hi ghw ay.
Tr af f i c si gnal s al r eady exi st at Pembi na Hi ghw ay and M ar kham Road.
Thi s i s t he shor t est r out e t o t he St adi um St at i on of t he U of M access r out es r evi ew ed.
Thi s access r out e pot ent i al l y pr ovi des bus ser vi ce t o t he Ol d Sout hw ood Gol f Cour se l ands, w hi ch
suppor t s t he Ci t y’ s pol i ci es (Our Wi nni peg 01-1c and Compl et e Communi t i es 3-03) and t he U of M ’ s
pl ans t o cr eat e a TOD at t hi s M aj or Redevel opment Si t e.
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The expect ed over al l cost s t o const r uct t hi s access f r om t he mai n t r ansi t w ay t o t he St adi um St at i on
ar e i n t he r ange of $15 – $18 M , i ncl udi ng l and cost s.
4 . 2 . 3 U-3 A ccess - From Transi tw ay at Thatcher al ong Thatcher Dri ve to Stadi um Stati on at Investors
Group Fi el d
Di st ance f r om t he mai n t r ansi t way al i gnment f r om That cher Dr i ve t o St adi um St at i on i s 1070 m.
Fr om t he t r ansi t w ay, t he ext ensi on w i l l bi sect t w o di st i nct and separ at e shoppi ng compl exes (t he
Saf ew ay gr oup f r om t he Wi nner s gr oup). Bet w een t he mai n t r ansi t w ay and Pembi na Hi ghw ay, t he
ext ensi on w oul d be l ocat ed i n a new r i ght -of -way opp osi t e of That cher Dr i ve.
Thi s ext ensi on t o t he U of M cr eat es a maj or bar ri er bet w een t he t w o maj or shoppi ng complexes and
opposi t i on t o t hi s r out e f r om t he commer ci al busi nesses i s l i kel y.
Thi s ext ensi on w oul d li kel y r equi r e t he expr opr i at i on of a maj or apar t ment bl ock compl ex t o al l ow
t he buses t o egr ess f r om t he mai n t r ansi t way t o access Pembi na Hi ghw ay and t hen t he U of M .
Tr af f i c si gnal s do not cur r ent l y exi st at Pembi na Hi ghw ay at t he pr oposed cr ossi ng si t e (That cher
Dr i ve) and t her ef or e an addi t i onal set of t r af f i c si gnal s i s r equi r ed.
To access U of M l ands, f ul l pur chase of a r ecent ly const r uct ed dent al of f i ce l ocat ed on t he sout h si de
of That cher Dr i ve may be r equi r ed.
Thi s ext ensi on pot ent i al l y pr ovi des r api d t r ansi t ser vi ce t o t he Ol d Sout hw ood Gol f Cour se l ands,
w hi ch suppor t s t he Ci t y’ s pol i ci es (Our Wi nni peg 01-1c and Compl et e Communi t i es 3-03) and t he U of
M ’ s pl ans t o cr eat e a TOD at t hi s M aj or Redevel opment Si t e.
The expect ed over al l cost s t o const r uct t hi s access f r om t he mai n t r ansi t w ay t o t he St adi um St at i on
ar e i n t he r ange of $30 – $35 M i ncl udi ng l and cost s f or t hi s opt i on, w hi ch ar e si gni f i cant as an
apar t ment bl ock compl ex cl ose t o t he r ai l l i ne needs t o be expr opr i at ed.

4 . 2 . 4 U-4 Access - From Transi tw ay at Bi shop Grandi n Boul evard vi a a New Excl usi ve Transi tw ay al ong
Uni versi ty Crescent to Stadi um Stati on
Di st ance f r om mai n t r ansi t way t o St adi um St at i on i s 1490 m.
Fr om an engi neer i ng per spect i ve, t hi s access pr esent s a compl ex and chal l engi ng exi t f r om t he mai n
t r ansi t w ay t o Uni ver si t y Cr escent as i t r equi r es a new r oadw ay be bui l t al ongsi de an exi st i ng
embankment t o access t he w est si de Pembi na Hi ghw ay. Si gni f i cant st r uct ur al w or k and r et ai ni ng
wal l s ar e r equi r ed due t o t he cl ose pr oxi mi t y t o exi st i ng apar t ment bl ocks on t he sou t h si de of Bi shop
Gr andi n Boul evar d and east of t he CN t r acks.
Thi s access r equi r es a cr ossi ng of t he east bound of f r amps f r om Bi shop Gr andi n Boul evar d.
Cur r ent bus t r avel f r om t he Pembi na Hi ghw ay bus st op t o Uni ver si t y Cr escent i s i n t he east bound
di r ect i on onl y. M aj or r econst r uct i on of t he Pembi na Hi ghw ay/ Uni ver si t y Cr escent i nt er sect i on w oul d
be r equi r ed t o accommodat e f ul l bus t ur ni ng movement s and w est bound access t o t he mai n
t r ansi t w ay.
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Rapi d t r ansi t buses t r avel l i ng t o/ f r om t he U of M w oul d be si gni f i cant l y i mpact ed by bei ng i nt egr at ed
wi t h exi st i ng t r af f i c on Uni ver si t y Cr escent , especi al l y dur i ng game days.
A di amond l ane w oul d be r equi r ed on each si de of Uni ver si t y Cr escent necessi t at i ng t he w i deni ng of
Uni ver si t y Cr escent bet w een Pembi na Hi ghw ay and t he St adi um St at i on. Si gni f i cant
acqui si t i on/ expr opr i at i on of r esi dent i al pr oper t i es w oul d be necessar y.
Thi s access opt i on cr eat es consi der abl e di sr upt i on and i nconveni ence t o r esi dent s dur i ng
const r uct i on.
The expect ed over al l cost s t o const r uct t hi s access f r om t he mai n t r ansi t w ay t o t he St adi um St at i on
ar e i n t he r ange of $35 – $40 M , whi ch i ncl udes l and and i nf r ast r uct ur e cost s.

4 .3 A D D I T I O N A L P H A S ES O F R A P I D T R A N S I T I N S O U T H W ES T W I N N I P EG

The pr ef er r ed t r ansi t w ay al i gnment must pr ovi de, w her ever possi bl e, ext ensi ons f or addi t i onal expansi on of
r api d t r ansi t t o ot her ar eas of sout hw est Wi nni peg. Fi gur e 8 and Fi gur e 9 i l l ust r at e how f ut ur e connect i ons
and ser vi ce can be pr ovi ded t o Li nden Woods, Seasons of Tuxedo, Whyt e Ri dge, Kenast on Common and
Waver l ey West . Wi t h t he cur r ent and expect ed gr ow t h of sout hw est Wi nni peg, t hi s i s a l ogi cal ext ensi on of
r api d t r ansi t ser vi ces.
Ext ensi ons of r api d t r ansi t r out es f or Concept 1A/ 1B ar e avai l abl e at Hur st Way, M cGi l l i vr ay
Boul evar d, Cl ar ence Avenue, Bi shop Gr andi n Boul evar d, and Bi son Dr i ve.
Ext ensi ons of r api d t r ansi t r out es f or Concept 2 ar e avai l abl e at M cGi l l i vr ay Boul evar d, Cl ar ence
Avenue, Bi shop Gr andi n Boul evar d, and Bi son Dr i ve.

Concept 1A/ 1B al i gnment s ar e l ocat ed cl oser t o t he af or ement i oned ar eas of sout hw est Wi nni peg compar ed
t o t he Concept 2 al i gnment . Concept 1A/ 1B t her ef or e pr ovi des gr eat er f lexi bi l i t y and can mor e easil y
accommodat e t he ext ensi on of r api d t r ansi t ser vi ce t o sout hw est Wi nni peg.

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FIGURE 9: CONCEPT 2 - ADDITIONAL CONNECTIVITY OF RAPID TRANSITWAY INTO SOUTHWEST WINNIPEG
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5.0 ALIG NM ENT O PTIO N LAN D REQ UIREM ENTS

The al i gnment opt i ons i dent i f i ed f or St age 2 of t he Sout hw est Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor w i l l r equi r e t he
assembl y of bot h publ i c and pr i vat el y ow ned l ands. I n t hi s sect i on, anal ysi s of l and r equi rement s and
est i mat ed acqui si t i on cost s associ at ed w i t h t he var i ous t r ansi t way concep t s w i l l be out l i ned.

5 .1 T R A N S I T W A Y L A N D R EQ U I R EM EN T S
Based on t he al i gnment opt i ons i dent i f i ed i n Sect i on 4.0, t he st udy t eam i dent i f i ed and anal yzed l and par cel s
r equi r ed f or const r uct i on of t he po t ent i al cor r i dor al i gnment s. These l ands i ncl ude:
Tr anspor t at i on or ut i l i t y cor r i dor l ands t o accommodat e t he cor r i dor ;
Publ i c r i ght -of -w ay f or cor r i dor and st at i on ar ea devel opment , and;
Pr i vat e l ands f or cor r i dor and st at i on ar ea devel opment .

The f ol l owi ng l and ar eas have been est i mat ed f or Concept 1A, Concept 1B and Concept 2 assumi ng a
const ant cor r i dor w i dt h of 30 m and st at i on ar eas si mi l ar t o t hose bui l t f or St age 1:

Tabl e 1: Est i mat ed Tr ansi t w ay Land Requi r ement s

Jubi l ee Avenue t o Bi son Dr i ve Tr ansi t w ay Concept 1A Concept 1B Concept 2
Tot al Land Ar ea Requi r ed For Al i gnment Opt i on 239,657 m
2
226,330 m
2
220,618 m
2


5 .2 T R A N S I T C O R R I D O R L A N D A C Q U I S I T I O N C O S T S

The t ot al l and r equi r ement s document ed above r epr esent bot h publ i c and pr i vat e l and hol di ngs r equi r ed f or
devel opment of St age 2 of t he Sout hw est Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor . The st udy t eam assumed publ i c l ands t o be
i ncor por at ed i nt o t he al i gnment s at zer o cost . Based on pr el i mi nar y di scussi ons wi t h t he st udy t eam, CN
(Concept 1A/ B, and 2), M ani t oba Hydr o (Concept 1A/ 1B) and U of M (Ol d Sout hw ood Gol f Cour se) l ands
wer e assumed at nomi nal (and possi bl y zer o) cost f or const r uct i on of t he t r ansi t way.

5 . 2 . 1 Parker Lands - Pri vate Land Acqui si ti on

The st udy t eam assumed t hat t he pr i vat el y ow ned Par ker Lands (ow ned by Gem Equi t i es I nc.) r equi r ed f o r
Concept 1A/ 1B ar e subj ect t o acqui si t i on f r om t he cur r ent ow ner t o f aci l i t at e t r ansi t w ay const r uct i on.
Acqui si t i on cost est i mat es f or t he r equi r ed Par ker Lands ar e est i mat ed based on a model ut i l i zi ng l ow and
hi gh compensat i on benchmar ks.

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The est i mat ed acqui si t i on cost s associ at ed w i t h t he pr i vat el y-ow ned Par ker Lands r ef l ect onl y t he l ands
r equi r ed f or t he t r ansi t cor r i dor const r uct i on. Ther e may be pr i vat el y-ow ned l ands t hat ar e r ender ed
undevel opabl e or l and-l ocked due t o t he t r ansi t cor r i dor dependi ng on t he conf i r med al i gnment .
Compensat i on has not been est i mat ed f or t hi s possi bl e i mpact on af f ect ed l ands.

5 . 2 . 2 Other Lands Requi ri ng Negoti ated Settl ement or Ex propri ati on and Due Compensati on

Acqui si t i on of ot her pr i vat e l ands r equi r ed f or t r ansi t w ay const r uct i on w i l l r equi r e compensat i on ei t her
t hr ough a negot i at ed acqui si t i on or expr opr i at i on.

Expr opr i at i on r equi r es ei t her t he t aki ng of t he pr oper t y i n i t s ent i r et y (f ul l t aki ng) or a por t i on of t he pr oper t y
(par t i al t aki ng). Est i mat ed compensat i on f or t he r equi r ed expr opr i at ed l ands has been det er mi ned t hr ough
consi der at i on of t he cur r ent est i mat ed mar ket val ue of af f ect ed pr oper t i es and est i mat ed cost s associ at ed
w i t h expr opr i at i ons (e.g. equi val ent r ei nst at ement , l oss of busi ness, i nj ur i ous ef f ect f or par t i al t aki ngs,
di st ur bance, et c.) t hat ar e t ypi cal l y i ncur r ed and combi ne t o i nf l at e compensat or y val ues i n excess of market
values

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The t abl e bel ow pr esent s a summar y of l and cost s f or each of t he St age 2 al i gnment opt i ons.

Tabl e 2: Summar y of Land Cost s f or St age 2 Al i gnment Opt i ons
SWRTC - St age 2 - Al i gnment Concept 1A
Est i mat ed Land Acqui si t i on Cost
LOW HIGH
1) Est i mat e d Compensat i o n - Taki ngs Req ' d f or St at i on Deve l opment $7,630,540 $7,630,540
2) Parker Land s - co rr i d or acqui si t i on ( i ncl . St at i on ar eas) $428,034 $1,605,995
Tot al Land Cost s - Concept 1A Al i gnment Opt i ons ( Jubi l ee t o Bi son) $8,058,574 $9,236,534
SWRTC - St age 2 - Al i gnment Concept 1B
Est i mat ed Cost s Associ at ed w i t h Land Acqui si t i on
Est i mat ed Compe nsat i on - Taki ngs Req' d f or St at i on Devel op ment $7,896,606
Tot al Land Cost s - Concept 1B Al i gnment Opt i ons ( Jubi l ee t o Bi son) $7,896,606
SWRTC - St age 2 - Al i gnment Concept 2
Est i mat ed Cost s Associ at ed w i t h Land Acqui si t i on
Est i mat ed Compe nsat i on - Taki ngs Req' d f or St at i on Devel op ment $40,743,881
Tot al Land Cost s - Concept 2 Al i gnment Opt i ons (Jubi l ee t o Bi son) $40,743,881


Land acqui si t i on cost s ar e si gni f i cant l y hi gher i n Concept 2 due t o t he r equi r ement t o ei t her pur chase or
expr opr i at e (f ul l or par t i al t aki ngs) a gr eat er number of pr oper t i es t han i n ei t her Concept 1A or Concept 1B.

5 . 2 . 3 U of M A l i gnment Opti ons (U1, U2, U3 and U4)

Di l l on anal yzed f our opt i ons f or t he St adi um St at i on t o connect t o t he t r ansi t w ay. Some al i gnment opt i ons
r equi r e t hat pr i vat e l ands be acqui r ed t o al l ow devel opment of ei t her t r ansi t st at i ons or t he cor r i dor i t sel f . It
w as assumed t hat l and r equi r ement s wi t hin t he Uni ver si t y Sout hw ood Lands w oul d not r esul t i n acqui si t i on
cost s.

Land r equi r ement s f or t he t r ansi t w ay ext ensi on i ncl ude:
Tr anspor t at i on or ut i l i t y cor r i dor l ands t o accommodat e t he cor r i dor ;
Publ i c r i ght -of -w ay f or cor r i dor and st at i on ar ea devel opment , and;
Pr i vat e l ands f or cor r i dor and st at i on ar ea devel opment .

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The f ol l ow i ng l and ar eas have been est i mat ed f or t he ext ensi on f r om t he St adi um St at i on t o t he t r ansi t w ay,
assumi ng a cor r i dor wi dt h of 30 m and new on-st r eet di amond l anes f r om U1 and U4:

Tabl e 3: Ext ensi on Opt ions t o St adi um St at ion – Est i mat ed Land Requi rement s

Ext ensi on Opt ions t o St adi um St at ion:
Est i mat ed Land Requi rement s
U1 U2 U3 U4
Tot al Land Ar ea Requi r ed f or Al i gnment Opt i on 60,000 m
2
31,500 m
2
38,594 m
2
45,572 m
2


The same met hodol ogy as pr esent ed i n t he Jubi l ee Avenue-Bi son Dr i ve al i gnment anal ysi s w as used t o
est i mat e acqui si t i on cost s f or t he f our U of M ’ s connect i on opt i ons. The est i mat ed cost s ar e summar i zed i n
t he f ol l owi ng t abl e:

Tabl e 4: Ext ensi on Opt i ons t o St adi um St at i on – Est i mat ed Cost s Associ at ed w i t h Land Acqui si t i on

U of M Connect i on Opt i ons – Est i mat ed Cost s Associ at ed w i t h Land Acqui si t i on
U1 Access al ong Chancel l or M at heson $0
U2 Access al ong M ar kham Road $0
U3 Access bet ween Shoppi ng Cent r es (That cher Dr i ve) $15,388,709
U4 Access al ong Uni ver si t y Cr escent $10,704.024

As w e anal yzed t he t echni cal i ssues, pr oper t y i mpact s/ cost s, and publ i c opi ni on, i t became appar ent t hat t he
U3 opt i on i s not a f easi bl e al ignment due mai nl y t o t he f act t hat a maj or apar t ment compl ex needs t o be
expr opr i at ed. The st udy concl udes w i t h t hr ee r emai ni ng U of M access opt i ons: Uni ver si t y Cr escent (U-1),
M ar kham (U-2), and Chancel l or -M at heson (U-4).
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The pot ent i al f or new devel opment
adj acent t o t he t r ansi t cor r i dor
cr eat es a possi bl e opt i on t o f i nance
t he t r ansi t pr oj ect t hr ough a t ax
i ncr ement f i nanci ng model .
6.0 DEVELO PM ENT O PPO RTUNITIES RELATED TO FUTURE RAPID TRANSIT DEVELO PMENT

The i mpl ement at i on of Rapi d Tr ansi t pr ovi des oppor t uni t i es f or new devel opment or r edevel opment i n ar eas
i n cl ose pr oxi mi t y t o st at i ons. Thi s sect i on pr ovi des a compar at i ve anal ysi s of devel opment and
r edevel opment oppor t uni t i es f or each of t he al i gnment opt i ons and quant i f i es t he oppor t uni t i es t he
pot ent i al f or new r esi dent i al uni t s and commer ci al space.

The pot ent i al f or new devel opment adj acent t o t he t r ansi t cor r i do r
cr eat es a possi bl e opt i on t o f i nance t he t r ansi t pr oj ect t hr ough a t ax
i ncr ement f i nanci ng model . Bot h t he cur r ent t ax base f or t hose ar eas
w i t h pot ent i al f or TOD, and t he f ut ur e pot ent i al t ax base r esul t i ng
f r om pr oj ect ed TOD have been quant i f i ed. The di f f er ent i al r epr esent s
t he pot ent i al i ncr ement al t ax r evenues t hat coul d be ut i l i zed f or
pr oj ect f i nanci ng.

6 .1 D EV ELO P M EN T O P P O RT U N I T I ES

The st udy t eam used t he Ci t y of Wi nni peg’ s Tr ansi t -Or i ent ed Devel opment Handbook t o devel op
assumpt i ons f or anal ysi s of t he cor r i dor opt i ons. In t hi s w ay, t echni cal f easi bi l i t y, capi t al cost est imat es and
devel opment i mpact s ar e consi der ed i n deci si on-maki ng f or t he St age 2 al i gnment .

The Ci t y of Wi nni peg’ s Tr ansi t -Or i ent ed Devel opment Handbook def i nes TOD as:

M oderat e t o hi gher densi t y compact mi xed-use devel opment , l ocat ed wi t hi n an easy f ive t o t en
mi nut e (appr oxi mat ely 400m t o 800m) wal k of a maj or t r ansi t st op. TOD i nvol ves hi gh quali t y ur ban
devel opment wi t h a mi x of r esi dent i al , employment and shoppi ng oppor t uni t i es, designed i n a
pedest ri an ori ent ed manner wi t hout excludi ng t he aut omobi l e. TOD can be new const r uct ion or
r edevelopment of one or more bui ldings whose design and ori ent at ion f acil i t at e t he use of conveni ent
and sust ainabl e modes of t r anspor t at i on, i ncludi ng publ i c t r ansi t and Act ive Tr anspor t at i on.

The Pr oj ect Team used bot h t he char act er i st i cs of TOD, as descr i bed i n t he above def i ni t i on and
consi der at i on of pot ent i al TOD t ypol ogi es
1
t o eval uat e t he advant ages and di sadvant ages of each po t ent i al
al i gnment f or St age 2 of t he Sou t hw est Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor .
The key component s of an exi st i ng or pot ent i al devel opment cl ust er t o ef f ect i vel y i nt egr at e TOD w i t h r api d
t r ansi t i ncl ude:
Ther e must be excel l ent pedest r i an access bet ween st at i ons and TOD;

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A “ t ypol ogy” i s a pl ace t ype. It descr i bes dif f er ent ur ban envi r onment s i n t er ms of set s of char act er i st i cs l i ke scal e of
devel opment , mi x of l and uses, t r anspor t at i on modes and f ut ur e access pl ans. The t ypol ogi es ar e usuall y i dent i f i ed by
cl ust er . Cer t ai n pl ace t ype cl ust er s l end t hemsel ves bet t er t o cer t ai n kind of i nvest ment s i n publi c t r anspor t at i on. The
TOD t ypol ogi es i dent i f i ed i n Wi nni peg’ s TOD Handbook suggest var i ous t ypes and l evel s of t r ansi t i nvest ment . The i dea
of usi ng TOD t ypol ogi es mar r i es l and use pl anning and i nf r ast r uct ur e pl anni ng.
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The pl ace t ype cl ust er must pr ovi de conveni ent i nt er change bet w een pedest r i an/ cycli st / par k and
r i de user s and t he r api d t r ansi t ser vi ce;
The pl ace t ype cl ust er must be l ocat ed at , or i ncent t he devel opment of a r ange of act i ve uses of l and
t hat pr omot e r i der shi p, and;
The st at i on must i mpar t a sense of per f or mance and be of hi gh qual i t y desi gn.
Each al i gnment opt i on w i l l l end i t sel f t o oppor t uni t i es f or TOD; how ever each may pr esent di f f er ent TOD
Zones, descr i bed bel ow
2
.

Concept 1A and 1B i ncl ude t he Par ker Lands and coul d addi t i onal l y accommodat e a new Nei ghbour hood
M edi um Densi t y TOD Zone of up t o 50 uni t s per net acr e. Si mil ar oppor t uni t i es as descr i bed above ar e
pr esent i n t he por t i on of t he al i gnment sout h of Bi shop Gr andi n. The area is cur r ent l y sol el y si ngl e f ami l y
r esi dent i al use. It has t he oppor t uni t y t o evol ve t o a Nei ghbour hood M edi um Densi t y Zone w i t h new mul t i pl e
f ami l y devel opment on t he Par ker Lands. Some mi xed use may be possi bl e w i t hi n t he For t Gar r y Busi ness
Par k over t i me. Thi s w i l l be a si gni f i cant t r ansi t i on f or t he nei ghbour hood and t he l ands subj ect t o t he
pot ent i al al i gnment .

Concept 2 has char act er i st i cs most cl osel y associ at ed w i t h t he Hi gh Fr equency Tr ansi t Cor r i dor : hi ghest
di r ect access t o dow nt ow n and f ul l mi x of l and use oppor t uni t y. Commer ci al and hi gher densi t y mi xed
r esi dent i al l and uses ar e al r eady est abl i shed al ong Pembi na Hi ghw ay and Pembi na i s one of Wi nni peg’ s
i dent i f i ed “ Qual i t y Cor ri dor s” i n Our Wi nni peg. The pr esence of r api d t r ansi t w oul d i ncent addi t i onal ver t i cal
densi t i es al ong t he maj or ar t eri al , meet i ng a much desi r ed pl anni ng obj ect i ve of usi ng t he f ul l capaci t y of
exi st i ng i nf r ast r uct ur e.

Al t er nat i vel y, t he Tow n Cent r e t ype mi ght al so be appl i ed al ong t he Concept 2 al i gnment t o cr eat e mor e
si gni f i cant communi t y nodes and i dent i t y f or t he Beaumont / Poi nt Road nei ghbour hoods (at Wi nder mer e or
M cGi l l i vr ay Boul evar d) and/ or t he M aybank/ Cr escent Par k nei ghbour hoods (at Cl ar ence or Chevr i er
Boul evar d). How ever t her e ar e physi cal const r ai nt s t o mai nt ai ni ng t he hi gh speed r equi r ed f or r api d t r ansi t
due t o t he need f or t he t r ansi t w ay t o cr oss numer ous exi st i ng r esi dent i al cr oss st r eet s. An above gr ade
al t er nat i ve w oul d r emove t he cr oss st r eet s obst acl es but w oul d t ake t he t r ansi t out of pedest r i an and human
scal e. “ Eyes” and “ Li f e” on t he st r eet w oul d be r emoved, w hi ch may el imi nat e t he desi r ed nat ur e of a Tow n
Cent r e.


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Ref er ence t he Wi nni peg Tr ansi t -Or i ent ed Devel opment Handbook, Ci t y of Wi nni peg, PB’ s Pl aceM aki ng Gr oup, 2011,
f or a t hor ough expl anat i on and i l l ust r at i on of TOD Zones ident i f i ed f or t he Wi nni peg cont ext .
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. . . t he eval uat i on mat r i x appended
t o t hi s r epor t pr ovi des i nf or mat i on
t hat can be used t o compar e t he
r el at i ve i mpact of t he al ignment
opt i on on r i der shi p.
6 .2 R I D ER S H I P V O LU M ES A N D A N TI C I P A TED G RO W T H W I T H S T A G E 2

The St age 2 Sout hw est Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor w i l l i ncr ease
r i der shi p i n t he sout hw est por t i on of t he ci t y r egardl ess of
t he al i gnment opt i on sel ect ed. Dat a f r om ot her ci t i es and
j ur i sdi ct i ons concl udes t hat t her e i s an i ncr ease i n modal
spl i t , i n f avour of publ i c t r anspor t at i on, r esul t i ng f r om
i mpl ement at i on of var i ous f or ms of r api d t r ansi t , not i ng t hat
t he t ype i s not as i mpor t ant as t he l evel of ser vi ce
3
. The
sout hw est quadr ant of t he ci t y exper i enced appr oximat el y
20,000 act i vi t i es (a si ngle boar di ng or ali ght i ng of a passenger
i s an act i vi t y) leadi ng up t o t he openi ng of St age 1 of t he
Sout hw est Tr ansi t w ay. Over t i me, i t i s expect ed r i der shi p w il l i ncr ease i n t he r ange of 15 – 20%. Thi s i s a
r easonabl e gr ow t h r at e consi der i ng exper i ences i n ot her ci t i es.

M cCor mi ck Ranki n Cor por at i on, f or t he Ci t y of Wi nni peg, (Sour ce: M RC M emo t o Wi nni peg Tr ansi t , Jul y 27,
2005 " Fut ur e Tr i p Tabl e and BRT Net w or k" ) cal cul at ed an ant i ci pat ed i ncr ease i n r i der shi p of 40% by 2026
based on i mpr ovement s due t o r educed t r avel t i me and headw ays bet w een buses. Thi s i s a r esul t of
i mpr oved modal spl i t , commut er s sel ect i ng r api d t r ansi t over si ngl e passenger vehi cles. Thi s i s i n addi t i on t o
ant i ci pat ed i ncr eases i n r i der shi p due t o net popul at i on gr ow t h i n t he sout hw est quadr ant of t he ci t y, namel y
Waver l ey West .

Useable r i der shi p dat a si nce t he openi ng of St age 1 i n Apr i l 2012 w i ll
not be avail abl e unt i l ear ly 2013, and a det ail ed est i mat e of
r i der shi p f or St age 2 i s out si de t he scope of t hi s r epor t . How ever ,
t he eval uat i on mat r i x appended t o t hi s r epor t pr ovi des i nf or mat i on
t hat can be used t o compar e t he r el at i ve i mpact of
t he al i gnment opt i on on r i der shi p. As t he al i gnment s ar e i dent i cal
sout h of Bi shop Gr andi n Boul evar d, t he compar i son i s l i mi t ed t o t he nor t her n por t i on of each concept ual
al i gnment .

Concept 1A t hr ough t he Par ker Lands may pr ovi de an excel l ent oppor t uni t y f or TOD i f t her e i s enough net
l and avai l abl e f or devel opment af t er t he cor r i dor r i ght -of -w ay and t he l and render ed undevel opabl e i s
r emoved. By i t s ver y nat ur e, TOD pr ovi des a hi gher mode spl i t i n f avour of publ i c t r anspor t at i on due t o t he
pot ent i al f or medi um t o hi gh densi t y compact mi xed-use devel opment . Thi s t ype of devel opment i s not i n
pl ace cur r ent l y anyw her e al ong ei t her concept ual al i gnment . Concept 1A w oul d al so ser vi ce t he exi st i ng
Beaumont and M aybank l ow densi t y r esi dent i al devel opment s, t he same as Concept 2, but has t he benef i t of
ser vi ng t he adj acent For t Gar r y Indust r i al Par k. A si gnif i cant f eat ur e of Concept 1A i s t he pot ent i al t o ext end
r api d t r ansi t r out es t o Li nden Woods and t he “ Seasons of Tuxedo” commer ci al devel opment vi a St er l i ng Lyon
Par kw ay, t her eby pr ovi di ng one-seat t r avel w i t hout t r ansf er t o t hese ar eas. Concept 1A al so pr ovi des bet t er

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connect i vi t y t o t he sout h por t i on of Li nden Woods, Whyt e Ri dge, and Kenast on Commons vi a M cGi l l i vr ay
Boul evar d. These connect i ons t o maj or r esi dent i al and commer ci al devel opment s ar e i mpr oved over
Concept 2 due t o cl oser pr oxi mi t y and abi l i t y t o gr ade separ at e t he r api d t r ansi t cor r i dor at t hese maj o r
ar t er i al s.

Concept 1B i s vi r t ual l y i dent i cal t o Concept 1A, except t hat t he pr i vat el y ow ned l and i s not sever ed and
r emai ns i nt act f or f ul l TOD devel opment pot ent i al . The Par ker Land st at i ons ar e cl oser t o t he Beaumont
nei ghbour hood, w hi l e st i l l ser vi ci ng a mor e r obust f ut ur e Par ker devel opment (t han per mi t t ed by Concept
1A). Thi s may i ncr ease ri der shi p pot ent i al over 1A i n t he shor t t er m, and w oul d be benef i ci al i f
no pedest r i an access t o devel opment nor t h of t he CN mai nl i ne i s expect ed i n t he f ut ur e.

Concept 2, adj acen t t o t he CN Let el l i er sub-di vi si on, al i gns t he t r ansi t w ay al ong est abl i shed l ow densi t y
r esi dent i al and l ow -medi um densi t y commer ci al devel opment . The al i gnment ser vi ces t he Beaumont and
M aybank nei ghbour hoods, pl us Wi l dw ood and Cr escent Par k t o t he east of Pembi na Hi ghw ay. How ever , i t i s
doubt f ul t hat any of t hese est abl i shed nei ghbour hoods w oul d see an i ncr ease i n densi f i cat i on due t o t he
pr oxi mi t y of t he cor r i dor. In par t i cul ar , t he mor e af f l uent nei ghbour hoods on t he east si de of Pembi na
Hi ghw ay have l ow pot ent i al f or i ncr eased ri der shi p. Whi l e t he r api d t r ansi t cor r i dor i s over 1 km shor t er t han
Concept 1A or 1B, t r avel speeds w i l l be l ow er due t o t he numer ous at gr ade i nt er sect i ons t hat must be
cr ossed. Consequent l y, t r avel t i me on Concept 2 w oul d be no shor t er t han f or Concept 1A/ 1B.

In t er ms of r i der shi p vol umes and expect ed gr ow t h, t he Concept 1A/ 1B opt i on has t he gr eat er pot ent i al f or
i ncr eased r i der shi p over Concept 2, mai nl y due t o a Par ker Lands TOD, connect i vi t y t o t he w est , and t he
sl ow er expect ed oper at i ng speeds f or t he Let el l i er al ignment . Bet w een Concept s 1A/ 1B, Concept 1B bet t er
accommodat es f ut ur e Par ker Land devel opment and pr ovi des f or bet t er st at i on l ocat i on t o ser ve Beaumont
and Par ker nei ghbour hoods.

The r evi ew of var i ous St age 2 al i gnment s consi der ed t wo maj or r api d t r ansi t t echnol ogi es: BRT and LRT.

Fr om an oper at i onal per spect i ve, each t echnol ogy can w or k w i t h any of t he i dent i f i ed al i gnment s. Each of
Concept s 1A, 1B, and 2 can accommodat e ei t her a BRT or LRT t echnol ogy.

Fr om a r api d t r ansi t ser vi ce design per spect i ve, f i xed gui de-w ay syst ems, such as LRT, w or k best w hen a l arge
pr opor t i on of r i der shi p i s w i t hi n w al ki ng di st ance of t he st at i ons. Those passenger s out si de of w al ki ng
di st ance, how ever , must r el y on t r ansf er r i ng t o/ f r om f eeder buses at t he st at i on or usi ng par k & r i de. Such
t r ansf er s i nhi bi t r i der shi p gr ow t h.

On t he ot her hand, t he f l exi bi li t y of BRT permi t s r api d t r ansi t vehi cles t o oper at e on bot h t he t r ansi t w ay and
on t he st r eet syst em. Consequent l y, ver y f l exi bl e r out e net w or ks can be oper at ed t hat pr ovi de hi gh
f r equency ser vi ce at t he st at i ons and one-seat t r i ps w i t hout t r ansf er f or passenger s w ho ar e t r avel l i ng
t o/ f r om l ocat i ons beyond w al ki ng di st ance of t he st at i ons.

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As Concept s 1A and 1B ar e al i gned al ong t he M ani t oba Hydr o ri ght -of -w ay w her e t her e i s not as much
oppor t uni t y f or devel opment w i t hi n t he Cor r i dor , t he number of pot ent i al passenger s w i t hi n a shor t w al ki ng
di st ance of t he st at i ons i s qui t e l ow . Consequent l y, t hese al i gnment s ar e mor e sui t ed t han Concept 2 t o BRT
t echnol ogy as buses can r each i nt o devel oped ar eas on t he st r eet syst em bef or e or af t er oper at i ng on t he
t r ansi t way.

Al t hough BRT t echnol ogy w i l l w or k w el l f or t he Concept 2 al i gnment , t he mor e di r ect r out e and t he cur r ent
devel opment densi t y al ong t he Let el l i er subdi vi si on of Concept 2 i s hi gher t han al ong t he M ani t oba Hydr o
Cor r i dor and consequent l y mor e passenger s ar e w i t hi n w al ki ng di st ance of t he st at i ons. As mor e
oppor t uni t i es f or denser r e-devel opment occur al ong Pembi na Hi ghw ay, t he Concept 2 al i gnment i s bet t er
sui t ed t o LRT t ech nol ogy t han t he Concept 1 al i gnment s.

6 .3 I N V EN T O R Y O F T O D LA N D O P P O R T U N I T I ES

A 400 m r adi us di st ance sur r oundi ng each of t he pl anned r api d t r ansi t st at i ons w as pl ot t ed i n or der t o
est i mat e t he pot ent i al f or mi xed-use devel opment sur r oundi ng t r ansi t st at i ons i n adher ence w i t h t he
pr i nci pl es of TOD. The r epor t pr esent s i l l ust r at i ons of t he pl ot t ed TOD devel opment ar eas f or each of t he
al i gnment opt i ons on t he f ol l ow i ng pages.

Once St evenson i dent i f i ed t he l and ar eas of f er i ng pot ent i al f or TOD, t hey devel oped t he f ol l ow i ng
met hodol ogy t o f or ecast p ot ent i al f or TOD:
Ident i f y pr oper t i es w i t h pot ent i al f or devel opment , r edevel opment or densi f i cat i on t hat ar e l ocat ed
w i t hi n a 400 m r adi us of r api d t r ansi t st at i ons, usi ng a basi c assumpt i on t hat si ngl e-f ami l y r esi dences
or nei ghbour hoods w oul d not be di spl aced or i mpact ed by t he po t ent i al devel opment .
Land ar eas i dent i f i ed f or TOD have been f act or ed at a r at e of 75 per cent t o r ef l ect t he pr esence of
r oads and publ i c spaces, but al so t o acknow l edge t he hi gher densi t y f or m of TOD. By w ay of
exampl e, t he Cor ydon-Osbor ne nei ghbour hood ar ea i s est i mat ed t o have an appr oxi mat e
devel opment cover age r at i o (devel oped ar ea di vi ded by t ot al l and ar ea) of 78.5 per cent .
Pr oj ect r esi dent i al TOD oppor t uni t i es by usi ng an aver age devel opment densi t y of 40 uni t s per acr e.
Densi t i es may be hi gher (60 - 70 uni t s per acr e) i n cl osest pr oxi mi t y t o t r ansi t st at i ons, but t ypi cal l y
woul d decl i ne t o l ow er densi t i es (20 +/ - uni t s per acr e) on t he per i pher y of t he ar eas.
Pr oj ect pot ent i al popul at i on i ncr eases due t o TOD usi ng an aver age househol d si ze of 1.8 per sons per
uni t . Thi s f i gur e i s t he aver age popul at i on densi t y f ound i n t he Ri ver -Osbor ne nei ghbour hood, an
ar ea wi t h a si mi l ar mar ket capt ur e t o a TOD zone.
Pr oj ect commer ci al TOD oppor t uni t i es usi ng a pot ent i al of 2.5 m (27 squar e f eet ) per capi t a, w hi ch
appr oxi mat es t he aver age Wi nni peg commer ci al development i nvent or y.
Adopt a 25 year devel opment hor i zon w i t h a 5 year l ag per i od bef or e TOD i s assumed t o i ni t i at e.


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Fi gur e 10: SWRTCSt age 2 - Concept 1A/ 1B TOD Ar ea Del i neat i on


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Fi gur e 11: SWRTCSt age 2 - Concept 2 TOD Ar ea Del i neat i on

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The f ol l ow i ng t abl e summar i zes t he est i mat ed pot ent i al f or TOD f or t he Sou t hw est Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor
St age 2 al i gnment opt i ons consi der ed based on t he an al ysi s car r i ed out .

Tabl e 5: Est i mat ed Pot ent i al f or TOD: Jubi l ee Avenue/ Bi son Dr i ve Al i gnment Opt i ons
SWRTC St age 2 - Tr ansi t Or ient ed Devel opment Land Ar ea Est i mat es
A) JUBILEE TO BISON ALIGNM ENT AREA
Al i gnment Concept 1A/ 1B Al i gnment Concept 2
M easure of Land Area f or TOD (sq. f t .) 23, 824,797 16,099, 826
M easure of Land Area f or TOD (sq. m.) 2,213,396 1,495, 718
No. of propert i es f or redevel opment w i t hi n TOD area 139 158
2012 Assessed Val ue of TOD area propert i es $175, 246,000 $204,180, 800
Est i mat ed Exi st i ng Tax Revenue (2012) f rom TOD l ands $3, 581,604 $3,951, 006
M easur e of Pot ent i al M i xed-use Devel opment
Pot ent i al Resi dent i al Dev ( no. of uni t s) 16,408 11, 088
Pot ent i al new r esi de nt s - TOD 29,535 19, 958
Pot ent i al Comm Dev - TOD ( sq. f t .) 797,442 538, 878
Pot ent i al Com m Dev - TOD ( sq. m.) 73,837 49, 896


Tabl e 6: Est i mat ed Pot ent i al f or TOD: U of M Al i gnment Opt i ons - U1, U2, U3 & U4
B) U of M ALIGNM ENT AREA
Al i gnment Concept 1A/ 1B Al i gnment Concept 2
M easure of Land Area f or TOD (sq. f t .) 5,523,871 5,523,871
M easure of Land Area f or TOD (sq. m.) 513,185 513,185
No. of propert i es f or redevel opment wi t hi n TOD area 6 6
2012 Assessed Val ue of TOD area proper t i es $11,371,400 $11,371,400
Est i mat ed Exi st i ng Tax Revenue ( 2012) f r om TOD l ands $152,183 $152,183
M easure of Pot ent i al M i xed- use Devel opment
Pot ent i al Resi dent i al Dev (no. of uni t s) 3,804 3,804
Pot ent i al new r esi dent s - TOD 6,848 6,848
Pot ent i al Comm Dev - TOD ( sq. f t .) 184,890 184,890
Pot e nt i al Co mm De v - TOD (sq. m.) 17,119 17,119

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6 .4 C U R R EN T A N D P O T EN T I A L P R O P ER T Y T A X R EV EN U ES F R O M T O D L A N D S

Tax Incr ement Fi nanci ng (TIF) i s a f or m of gover nment i ncent i ve t hat uses t he i ncr ease i n pr oper t y t axes
ant i ci pat ed f r om a par t i cul ar devel opment or r edevel opment t o subsi di ze t he cost of a pr oj ect . TIF zones ar e
popul ar acr oss Nor t h Amer i ca as a vi abl e opt i on t o f i nance var i ous pr oj ect s, and TIF l egi sl at i on w as
i nt r oduced by t he Pr ovi nce of M ani t oba i n 2009 as a m eans t o f i nance communi t y r evi t al i zat i on pr oj ect s. Thi s
l egi sl at i on al so appear s as an amendment t o t he Ci t y of Wi nni peg Char t er , w her e i t s use par amet er s ar e
def i ned:

Est abl i shi ng t ax i ncr ement f i nanci ng pr ogr ams 222(1)
Counci l may by by-law est abl ish t ax i ncr ement f i nanci ng pr ogr ams in desi gnat ed ar eas of t he ci t y f or
t he purpose of encouragi ng i nvest ment or development i n t hose areas.

Pr ovi si ons r e t ax i ncr ement f i nanci ng pr ogr ams 222(2)
A t ax i ncr ement f i nancing progr am may provi de:
(a) t hat some or al l of t he incr ement al t axes coming f rom t he desi gnat ed area be placed int o
a r eserve f und;
(b) t hat money i n a reserve f und is t o be used
(i ) t o give f i nanci al assist ance t o persons who i nvest i n devel oping or const r uct i ng
pr oper t y in t he ar ea,
(i i ) t o f und a grant , l oan or t ax credi t program i n t he area f or persons who i nvest i n
devel oping or const r uct i ng pr oper t y, and
(i ii ) t o benefi t t he ar ea by acqui ri ng, est abli shi ng, const r uct i ng, i mproving,
mai nt ai ni ng, oper at i ng, provi di ng and equi pping wor ks, servi ces, f acil i t i es and
ut i li t i es of t he ci t y; and
(c) f or any ot her mat t er t hat counci l considers necessary or advisabl e.

TIF l egi sl at i on pr ovi des an oppor t uni t y t o f i nance a dedi cat ed r api d t r ansi t cor r i dor due t o t he devel opment
pot ent i al t hat l i es wi t hi n t he TOD r adi us of each t r ansi t st at i on. As di scussed i n sect i on 6.1 of t hi s r epor t ,
TOD can i nvol ve new const r uct i on or r edevel opment of one or mor e bui l di ngs w hose desi gn and or i ent at i on
f aci l i t at e t he use of conveni ent and sust ai nabl e modes of t r anspor t at i on, i ncl udi ng publ i c t r ansi t and act i ve
t r anspor t at i on. The l egi sl at i on def i nes a maxi mum 25 year per i od f or TIF pr ogr ams f r om t he dat e of
i mpl ement at i on t o t he dat e of concl usi on.

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6 . 4 . 1 Jubi l ee Avenue/ Bi son Dri ve Al i gnment Opti ons - Concept 1A , 1B and Concept 2

Cur rent Pr oper t y Tax Base. A cur r ent t ax base must be est abl i shed i n or der t o est i mat e i ncr ement al t ax
dol l ar s st emmi ng f r om t he devel opment pot ent i al t hat l i es w i t hi n t he TOD l ands. The cur r ent pr oper t y t ax
base (i ncl udi ng educat i on t axes) f or t he TOD oppor t uni t i es (i dent i f i ed i n Sect i on 6.1) f or each al i gnment
opt i on i s est i mat ed based on t he Ci t y of Wi nni peg’ s 2012 pr oper t y assessment s and est abl i shed mi l l r at es.
The exi st i ng t ax base cal cul at i on acknow l edges cur r ent pr oper t y cl assi f i cat i ons and por t i on per cent age
var i ances bet w een pr oper t y cl asses (i.e. commer ci al assessment s por t i oned at 65 per cent , r esi dent i al at 45
per cent , gol f cour se at 10 per cent , et c). Tax exempt pr oper t i es ar e i ncl uded i n t he assessment base but d o
not co nt r i but e t o t he exi st i ng pr oper t y t ax base.

Tabl e 7: Est i mat ed Cur r ent Pr oper t y Tax Base
Jubi l ee t o Bi son Al i gnment s - Exi st i ng Tax Base Al i gnment Concept 1A/ 1B Al i gnment Concept 2
( Jubi l ee t o Bi son) ( Jubi l ee t o Bi son)
M easur e of Land Area f or TOD (sq. m.) 2,213,396 1,495,718
No. of propert i es f or r edevel opment wi t hi n TOD ar ea 139 158
2012 Assessed Val ue of TOD ar ea proper t i es $175,246,000 $204,180,800
Est i mat ed Exi st i ng Tax Revenue ( 2012) f rom TOD l ands $3,581,604 $3,951,006


Wi t h t he cur r en t pr oper t y t ax base of t he TOD l ands d ef i ned f or each of t he al i gnment concept s, t he Pr esent
Val ue (PV) of t he cur r ent pr oper t y t ax base can be det er mi ned by pr oj ect i ng i t out over a 25 year TIF hor i zon
and appl yi ng t he f ol l ow i ng par amet er s:
Inf l at i on Fact or = 2.5% annual l y (consi st ent w i t h t he Conf er ence Boar d of Canada l ong-t er m out l ook).
Pr esent Val ue Fact or / Di scount Fact or = 3% (appr oxi mat es t he l ong-t er m bond r at e as def i ned by t he
Bank of Canada).

Based on t hese par amet er s, t he PV of t he cur r ent proper t y t ax base f or each of t he al ignment concept s is
pr esent ed:

Tabl e 8: Pr esent Val ue of Cur r ent Pr oper t y Tax Base
Present Val ue of Exi st i ng Tax Base Al i gnment Concept 1A/ 1B Al i gnment Concept 2
(Jubi l ee t o Bi son) (Jubi l ee t o Bi son)
2012 Assessed Val ue of TOD ar ea pr oper t i es $175,246, 000 $204, 180,800
Est i mat ed Exi st i ng Tax Revenue ( 2012) f r om TOD l ands $3,581,604 $3, 951,006
Inf l at i on Fact or 2. 5%/ yr 2.5%/ yr
Present Val ue Fact or ( Di scount Rat e) 3% 3%
Present Val ue of Current Tax Base ( 25 yrs) $84,513,204 $93,229,790

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Pot ent i al Pr oper t y Taxes Resul t i ng Fr om TOD - Sect i on 6.1 of t hi s r epor t di scusses TOD oppor t uni t i es i n
det ai l . St evenson devel oped concl usi ons usi ng a consi st ent set of l ogi cal assumpt i ons and met hodol ogi es.
Usi ng t hose concl usi ons, w e est i mat e t he pot ent i al i mpact of TOD on pr oper t y t axes. Fi r st , w e must expand
on t he met hodol ogy used i n Sect i on 6.1 by devel opi ng a t i mel i ne of bui l d-out f or t he TOD l ands. The
f ol l ow i ng TOD devel opment pot ent i al concl usi ons f r om Sect i on 6.1 ar e car r i ed f or war d i n t he TIF anal ysi s:

Tabl e 9: TOD Devel opment Pot ent ial
A) JUBILEE TO BISON ALIGNM ENT AREA
Al i gnment Concept 1A/ 1B Al i gnment Concept 2
M easur e of Pot ent i al M i xed-use Devel opment
Pot ent i al Resi dent i al Dev ( no. o f uni t s) 16, 408 11, 088
Pot ent i al new r esi dent s - TOD 29, 535 19, 958
Pot ent i al Com m Dev - TOD ( sq. f t .) 797,442 538, 878
Pot ent i al Comm Dev - TOD ( sq. m.) 73, 837 49, 896


A set of pr oper t y t ax met ri cs i s appl i ed t o t hese conclusi ons based on t he measur ement of pot ent i al mi xed-
use devel opment i n t he TOD ar eas. The anal ysi s consi der s t w o t ypes of devel opment : mul t i -f ami l y
r esi dent i al and commer ci al . St evenson used t he f ol l ow i ng met hodol ogy t o est i mat e t he pr oper t y t ax
pot ent i al of t he TOD bui l d-out :
For mul t i -f ami l y r esi dent i al devel opment , a pr oper t y t ax r at e of $1,500 per uni t was appl i ed based on
t he obser ved t ax r at e f or new l y const r uct ed apar t men t s i n t he Ci t y of Wi nni peg.
For commer ci al devel opment , an est i mat ed assessed r at e of $250 per squar e f oot or $2,690 per
squar e met r e i s based on t he act ual assessment s of new er commer ci al devel opment s wi t hi n t he Ci t y
of Wi nni peg w as used. The assessed val ue i s t hen por t i oned at 65% and t he act ual 2012 mi ll r at e has
been appl i ed.
A 25 year devel opment hor i zon w as adopt ed w i t h a f i ve year l ag per i od bef or e TOD i s assumed t o
i ni t i at e.
Bui l d-out i s phased i n wi t h t he hi ghest r at es of devel opment occur r i ng i n year s 11 t o 15.
Inf l at i on Fact or = 2.5% annual l y (consi st ent w i t h t he Conf er ence Boar d of Canada l ong-t er m out l ook).
Pr esent Val ue Fact or / Di scount Fact or = 3% (appr oxi mat es t he l ong-t er m bond r at e as def i ned by t he
Bank of Canada).
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The f ol l ow i ng t abl e summar i zes t he Pr esent Val ue (PV) of po t ent i al pr oper t y t ax r evenue st emmi ng f r om TOD
usi ng t he met hodol ogy descr i bed above:

Tabl e 10: Pr esent Val ue of Pot ent i al Pr oper t y Tax Revenue St emmi ng f r om TOD
TOD Proper t y Tax Pot ent i al ( 25 Year Hori zon) Al i gnment Concept 1A/ 1B Al i gnment Concept 2
(Jubi l ee t o Bi son) (Jubi l ee t o Bi son)
New Resi dent i al Uni t s 16, 408 11, 088
New Commer ci al Devel opment ( sq. m.) 73, 837 49, 896
Est i mat ed Pr opert y Tax Revenue From Resi dent i al Dev. $376, 192, 482 $254, 214, 730
Est i mat ed Pr opert y Tax Revenue From Commerci al Dev. $77, 602, 036 $52, 440, 124
Est i mat e of Tot al New Pr oper t y Tax Revenue (25 yr s)* $399, 050, 863 $246, 265, 007
Pr esent Val ue of TOD Propert y Tax Revenue $237,326,709 $146,460,252


* The estimate of total new property tax revenue (25 yrs) is determined by summing the estimated property tax revenue
from residential development and the estimated property tax revenue from commercial development, and then subtracting
the existing tax contribution to each unit of development.


Increment al Pr oper t y Tax Val ue Fr om TOD – St evenson cal cul at es t he Incr ement al Pr oper t y Tax Val ue as t he
di f f er ence bet w een t he Pr esent Val ue of t he exi st i ng proper t y t ax base and t he Present Val ue of t he TOD
pr oper t y t ax pot ent ial. The t abl e bel ow summar i zes t he Incr ement al Pr oper t y Tax Val ue f or each al i gnment
concept :

Tabl e 11: Incr ement al Pr oper t y Tax Val ue f r om TOD (TIF Pot ent i al )
Increment al Pr opert y Tax Val ue ( TIF Pot ent i al ) Al i gnment Concept 1A/ 1B Al i gnment Concept 2
(Jubi l ee t o Bi son) ( Jubi l ee t o Bi son)
Prese nt Val ue of TOD Propert y Tax Revenue $237,326,709 $146, 460, 252
Present Val ue of Cur rent Tax Base $84,513,204 $93, 229, 790
Present Val ue of Increment al Propert y Tax Revenue $152,813,505 $53, 230, 462
Rounded $152,810,000 $53,230,000


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6 . 4 . 2 U of M Al i gnment Opti ons - U1, U2 & U4

Af t er an eval uat i on of f our al i gnment opt i ons, t he st udy t eam nar r ow ed t hi s dow n and consi der ed t hr ee
al i gnment opt i ons f or U of M campus access t o t he cor r i dor . The oppor t uni t y f or TOD i s pr ovi ded by rapid
t r ansi t st at i on(s) t o w hi ch each of t he t hr ee al i gnment s conver ge. Based on cur r ent pl ans, t hi s pr oposed
st at i on w i ll be l ocat ed at t he nor t heast cor ner of t he new f oot ball st adi um (Invest or s Gr oup Fi el d), and
adj acent t o f ut ur e devel opment l ands ow ned by t he U of M .

Tabl e 12: U of M Al i gnment Ar ea - Est i mat ed Exi st i ng Tax Revenue (2012) f r om TOD Lands
U of M Al i gnment Ar ea - Exi st i ng Tax Base Al i gnment Concept 1A/ 1B Al i gnment Concept 2
(U1, U2 & U4)
M easur e of Land Ar ea f or TOD (sq. m.) 513, 185 513, 185
No. of pr opert i es f or redevel opment w i t hi n TOD area 6 6
2012 Assessed Val ue of TOD ar ea propert i es $11, 371, 400 $11,371, 400
Est i mat ed Exi st i ng Tax Revenue (2012) f rom TOD l ands $152,183 $152,183


The cur r ent t ax base, t he pr oper t y t ax pot en t i al st emmi ng f r om TOD, and t he i ncr ement al pr oper t y t ax val ue
f r om TOD can be cal cul at ed f or t he U of M al ignment s usi ng t he same met hodol ogy as pr esent ed i n t he
Jubi l ee-Bi son ali gnment anal ysi s.

The f ol l ow i ng t abl e pr esent s t he Pr esent Val ue cal cul at i on al so usi ng consi st ent met hodol ogy f r om t he
Par ker Avenue t o Bi son Dr i ve Al i gnment Opt i ons:

Tabl e 13: U of M Al i gnment Ar ea – Pr esent Val ue of Cur r ent Tax Base (25 yr s)
U of M Al i gnment Ar ea - PV of Exi st i ng Tax Base Al i gnment Concept 1A/ 1B Al i gnment Concept 2
(U1, U2 & U4)
2012 Assessed Val ue of TOD ar ea propert i es $11, 371, 400 $11,371, 400
Est i mat ed Exi st i ng Tax Revenue (2012) f rom TOD l ands $152, 183 $152, 183
Inf l at i on Fact or 2.5%/ yr 2. 5%/ yr
Pr esent Val ue Fact or (Di scount Rat e) 3% 3%
Pr esent Val ue of Cur r ent Tax Base (25 yr s) $3,590,991 $3,590,991




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Pot ent i al Pr oper t y Taxes Resul t i ng Fr om TOD -St evenson used t he same gener al pr i nci pal s i n det er mi ni ng
t he TOD ar ea f or t he pot ent i al U of M al ignment s as t hose t hat w er e appli ed f or t he Jubi l ee Avenue t o Bi son
Dr i ve al i gnment opt i ons. The onl y di f f er ence consi der ed i n det er mi ni ng t he pot ent i al pr oper t y t axes
st emmi ng f r om t he TOD i s t he t i me per i od associ at ed w i t h TOD bui l d-out . For t he Jubi l ee t o Bi son Dr i ve
al i gnment s, St evenson assumed t hat no devel opment w oul d t ake pl ace f or a per i od of f i ve year s. Thi s
assumpt i on r emai ns t r ue f or t he U of M al ignment opt i ons as i t i s highl y unl i kel y t hat TOD w oul d occur pr i or
t o t he compl et i on and oper at i on of t he second phase of r api d t r ansi t . How ever , f or t he U of M TOD ar ea,
St evenson shor t ened t he bui l d-out per i od by concl udi ng i t i n year 19. Thi s w as done due t o t he exi st ence of
onl y one t r ansi t st at i on, w her e bui l d-out w oul d l i kel y t ake pl ace at a hi gher r at e due t o t he shor t suppl y of
TOD op por t uni t y w i t hi n t he U of M campus. The anal ysi s st i l l r uns t he TIF model out over 25 year s.

Tabl e 14: U of M Al i gnment Ar ea - Est i mat ed Pr esent Val ue of TOD Pr oper t y Tax Revenue
U of M Al i gnment Ar ea - TOD Pr oper t y Tax Pot ent i al Al i gnment Concept 1A/ 1B Al i gnment Concept 2
(U1, U2 & U4)
New Resi dent i al Uni t s 3, 804 3, 804
New Commerci al Devel opment (sq. m.) 17,119 17, 119
Est i mat ed Proper t y Tax Revenue From Resi dent i al Dev. $101, 568,041 $101,568, 041
Est i mat ed Proper t y Tax Revenue From Commerci al Dev. $20, 949, 514 $20,949, 514
Est i mat e of Tot al New Pr oper t y Tax Revenue (25 yrs) * $119, 808,887 $119,808, 887
Pr esent Val ue of TOD Pr opert y Tax Revenue $72,426,369 $72,426,369

* The estimate of total new property tax revenue (25 yrs) is determined by summing the estimated property tax revenue
from residential development and the estimated property tax revenue from commercial development, and then subtracting
the existing tax contribution to each unit of development.

Incr ement al Pr oper t y Tax Val ue f r om TOD - St evenson cal cul at ed t he Incr ement al Pr oper t y Tax Val ue as t he
di f f er ence bet w een t he Pr esent Val ue of t he exi st i ng pr oper t y t ax base and t he Pr esent Val ue of t he TOD
pr oper t y t ax pot ent i al . The t abl e bel ow summar i zed t he Incr ement al Pr oper t y Tax Val ue f or t he U of M
al i gnment s:

Tabl e 15: U of M Al i gnment Ar ea – Incr ement al Pr oper t y Tax Val ue TIF Pot ent i al
U of M Al i gnment Ar ea - Increment al Propert y Tax Val ue Al i gnment Concept 1A/ 1B Al i gnment Concept 2
TIF Pot ent i al (U1, U2, & U4)
Pr esent Val ue of TOD Pr opert y Tax Revenue $72, 426, 369 $72,426, 369
Pr esent Val ue of Cur rent Tax Base $3, 590, 991 $3,590, 991
Pr esent Val ue of Increment al Propert y Tax Revenue $68, 835, 378 $68,835, 378
Rounded $68,835,000 $68,835,000

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6 .5 C O N S U LT A T I O N W I T H M A J O R LA N D O W N ER S

Di l l on met i ndi vi dual l y w i t h maj or l andow ner s t o di scuss t hi s st udy and gai n i nsi ght t o t he f ol l owi ng mat t er s,
f r om t hei r per spect i ve:
Cur r ent and f ut ur e use of t hei r l ands.
Inf r ast r uct ur e l ocat i ons and al i gnment s t hat may i mpact on po t ent i al t r ansi t w ay (t ow er s, ponds,
pi pes, et c.).
Know l edge of devel opment oppor t uni t i es and const r ai nt s beyond t hei r ow n pr oper t y.

M eet i ngs w er e hel d wi t h t he f ol l ow i ng maj or st akehol der s:
M ani t oba Hydr o – June 7, Jul y 3, and Jul y 17, 2012
Shi ndi co Devel oper s – June 15, 2012
U of M – June 18, 2012
Gem Equi t i es Inc. – June 21 and Jul y 11, 2012
CN – June 22, 2012
Ci t y of Wi nni peg Wat er and Wast e Depar t ment – Jul y 12, 2012
AECOM Engi neer i ng – Jul y 13, 2012

Document at i on of t he di scussi ons w i t h t he above maj or st akehol der s i s i ncl uded i n Appendi x B. In addi t i on
t o t he i ndi vi dual meet i ngs, a publ i c consul t at i on pr ogram w as car r i ed out i n t he f or m of an Open House. This
consul t at i on pr o cess and t he r esul t s ar e document ed i n t he f ol l ow i ng sect i on.


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7.0 PUBLIC CO NSULTATIO N

Di l l on cr eat ed and i mpl ement ed an open publ i c consul t at i on pr ogr am t o suppor t t he al i gnment opt i on st udy
f or t he f ut ur e devel opment of St age 2 of t he SWRTC. The pur pose of t he consul t at i on pr ogr am w as t o
engage t he publ i c i n t he st udy so t hey have t he oppor t uni t y t o under st and t he f act s about t he al i gnment
opt i ons and t he oppor t uni t y t o pr ovi de i nput , opi ni on, and f eedback abou t t he al i gnment opt i ons. Thi s ef f or t
r ounds out t he due di l i gence r epr esent ed i n t hi s st udy t o pr ovi de conf i dence and suppor t t o t he Ci t y of
Wi nni peg’ s ul t i mat e deci si on.

Tr ansi t host ed t w o Open Houses on Wednesday, Sept ember 19 and Sat ur day, Sept ember 22, 2012. 375
i ndi vi dual s si gned t he at t endance r egi st er at t he Open Houses; 237 on Wednesday and 139 on Sat ur day. 331
sur veys w er e compl et ed; 193 on paper at t he publ i c meet i ngs and 138 onl i ne. The consul t at i on pr ogr am i s
descr i bed i n Sect i on 7.2.

7 .1 S U M M A R Y O F P U B L I C I N P U T , O P I N I O N , A N D F EED B A C K
7 . 1 . 1 Hydro Corri dor (Concept 1A and 1B) versus Letel l i er (Concept 2) i n the Publ i c Eye

Publ i c opi ni on i s spl i t bet w een t he Let el l i er al i gnment opt i ons (52%) and t he Hydr o Cor r i dor al i gnment
opt i ons (48%). The Hydr o Cor r i dor al i gnment had t w o sub-opt i ons (1A and 1B) t hr ough t he Par ker Lan ds
w i t h publ i c opi ni on f avori ng t he Parker Land Concept 1B al i gnment t hat r uns east -w est , j ust nor t h of and
par al l el t o Par ker Avenue.

Ther e w as var i at i on i n al i gnment pr ef er ence based on demogr aphi cs. Younger r espondent s (30 year s and
under ) show ed a pr ef er ence f or t he Hydr o Cor ri dor over Let el l i er (29 ver sus 19) w hi l e ol der r espondent s (age
55 and over ) show ed a pr ef er ence f or Let el l i er over t he Hydr o Cor r i dor (63 ver sus 47). The 31-54 age r ange
w as spl i t (56 choosi ng t he Hydr o Cor r i dor and 53 choosi ng Let el l i er ). 102 r espondent s sel f -decl ar i ng as
r esi dent s i ndi cat ed a st r onger pr ef erence f or t he Let el l i er ali gnment . 72 r esi dent s chose t he Hydr o Cor r i dor
as t hei r pr ef er r ed opt i on.
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7 . 1 . 2 Summary of Key Issues Ari si ng f rom the Publ i c Di al ogue

Due t o t he nat ur e of t he open-ended sur vey quest i ons and t he br eadt h of det ai l ed r esponse, i nf or mat i on
f r om t he publ i c about t hei r per spect i ves coul d not be quant i f i ed. The f ol l ow i ng pr ovi des a qual i t at i ve
summar y of t he pr i mar y i ssues and val ues posi t ed by t he publ i c t hr ough t he sur vey and di scussi ons at t he
publ i c open houses as hear d and under st ood by t he consul t ant .

Over al l , t he publ i c debat e i s l ar gel y about ser vi ng exist i ng peopl e ver sus “ bui l d i t and t hey w i l l come” . On
one hand, r espondent s w er e of t he opi ni on t hat t r ansi t shoul d be bui l t w her e peopl e l i ve, w or k, and pl ay.
Tr ansi t i nvest ment shoul d not be specul at i ve. On t he ot her hand, r espondent s saw t he oppor t uni t y f or t he
Ci t y t o l ever age t hei r t r ansi t i nf r ast r uct ur e i nvest ment t o gai n a bet t er r et ur n f i nanci al l y as w el l as i n t he
qual i t y of i nf i l l devel opment .

Ther e i s st r ong advocacy communi cat ed t hr ough t he sur vey about al i gni ng r api d t r ansi t i n t he shor t est and
st r ai ght est r out e f r om poi nt A t o poi nt B. M ost r espon dent s, f avour i ng al l al i gnment opt i ons, vi ew t he Par ker
Lands as val uabl e gr een space and emphasi ze t he i mpor t ance of t he w et l ands, aspen f or est , dog par k, and
communi t y gar dens. They ar e concer ned t he envi r onment al val ue w i l l not be r espect ed i n t he deci si on.

In summar y, as one per son st at ed, any change i s chal l engi ng and t he consul t at i on i s appr eci at ed. The f act
t hat t he publ i c r emai n spl i t on t he al i gnment opt i ons (Let el l i er or Hydr o Cor r i dor ) subst ant i at es t hi s modest
poi nt . The ei ght pr i mar y i ssues debat ed t hr ough t he p ubl i c pr ocess ar e summar i zed bel ow .

Act i ve Tr anspor t at i on: M any par t i ci pant s i n t he publ i c pr ocess emphasi zed t he i mpor t ance of t he Ci t y’ s
commi t ment t o act i ve t r anspor t at i on (AT) i nf r ast r uct ur e. They emphasi zed t he except i onal need f or a saf e
and ef f i ci ent act i ve t r anspor t at i on connect i on bet w een Jubi l ee and Bi shop Gr andi n. Vi ew s about how t o
accommodat e t hi s connect i on ar e di ver se.

Bui l di ng AT w i t hi n t he Pembi na r i ght -of -w ay i s a f avour ed opt i on, many not i ng t hat i t coul d be d one si mi l arl y
t o t he r ecen t cycl i ng f aci l i t i es i nst al l ed al ong t he por t i on of Pembi na j ust nor t h of Bi shop Gr andi n.
Suppor t i ng t hi s sent i ment , one r espondent ment i oned t hat AT shoul d not be par t of t hi s di scussi on as none
of t he t r ansi t w ay opt i ons adequat el y accommodat es AT f or commut er pur poses: t he Let el l i er opt i ons does
not have enough r oom f or r ai l , t r ansi t w ay, and AT cr oss-sect i ons, and t he Hydr o cor r i dor opt i on i s t oo f ar
west t o meet t he needs of nor t h-sout h cycl e commut er s.

Sever al r esponses advocat ed AT pat hw ays al ongsi de al l r api d t r ansi t r out es t o ensur e Wi nni peg bui l ds mul t i -
modal oppor t uni t i es i nt o al l i nf r ast r uct ur e i nvest ment s. Even r ecr eat i onal act i ve t r anspor t at i on and a
gr ow i ng number of w or ks t r i ps t he For t Gar r y busi ness par k l ands w oul d be par t of t he Hydr o cor r i dor op t i on.

Pembi na Hi ghw ay: The cur r ent and f ut ur e of Pembi na Hi ghw ay w as t he subj ect of most r esponses t o t he
sur vey and di scussi ons at t he publ i c open houses. Pembi na Hi ghw ay w as desi gnat ed a Tr ansi t Qual i t y
Cor r i dor i n Wi nni peg’ s Sust ai nabl e Tr anspor t at i on St r at egi c Di r ect i on r el at ed t o t he r ecent Our Wi nni peg
pl anni ng pr ocess.
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Regar dl ess of r api d t r ansi t , f ul l and sust ai ned t r ansi t ser vi ce al ong Pembi na Hi ghw ay i s an i mpor t ant asset t o
t he communi t y. One st at ed t hat “ Tr ansi t ’ s pr i or i t y shoul d be t o st r engt hen Pembi na as a vi br ant cor r i dor ” .
The r espondent s shar ed st r ong vi ew s about suppor t i ng t he i nvest ment i n busi ness and apar t ment s al ong
Pembi na Hi ghw ay as w el l as t he r esi dent i al nei ghbour hoods of East For t Gar r y and Wi l dw ood Par k.
Busi nesses have est abl i shed on Pembi na Hi ghw ay t hat ser vi ce adj acent nei ghbour hoods as w el l as t hose
t r avel l i ng dow n Pembi na Hi ghw ay. Vi ncent M assey Hi gh School i s hi ghl y dependent on Pembi na Hi ghw ay
Tr ansi t ser vi ce. The pr ovi si on of l ocal ser vi ces i s an i mpor t ant par t of maki ng t hese communi t i es compl et e.

Sever al r espondent s w ho sel f -decl ar e as t r ansi t -r i der s st at e t hey have exper i enced r educed Pembi na
Hi ghw ay t r ansi t servi ce nor t h of Jubil ee si nce St age 1 of t he Sout hw est Tr ansi t w ay opened i n Apr i l. They f ear
t hat r api d t r ansi t w est of Pembi na wi ll f ur t her r educe exi st i ng Pembi na Hi ghw ay t r ansi t servi ce sout h of
Jubi l ee. Some bel i eve t hat t he l oss of ser vi ce t o Pembi na Hi ghw ay may be gr eat er w i t h t he Let el l i er
al i gnment t han w i t h t he M ani t oba Hydr o Cor r i dor al i gnment . The Let el l i er al i gnment w oul d capt ur e a si mi l ar
r i der shi p geogr aphy as Pembi na Hi ghw ay and t he M ani t oba Hydr o Cor r i dor al i gnment w oul d capt ur e a new
r i der shi p geogr aphy t hus mai nt ai ni ng t he pr essur e f or f ul l Pembi na Hi ghw ay t r ansi t ser vi ce.

A high l evel of t r ansi t servi ce al ong Pembi na Hi ghw ay w as also ment i oned as a key i ngr edient of i ncr easi ng
i nvest ment and devel opment densi t y al ong Pembi na Hi ghw ay. A f ew st at ed t hei r bel i ef t hat TOD
oppor t uni t i es al ong Pembi na have been dow npl ayed in t he st udy.

Green Space: Al most al l w ho r esponded i n f avour of Concept 2 i ncl uded t he r at i onal e t hat t he gr een space,
know n as t he Par ker Lands, i s a f undament al consi der at i on i n t hei r opi ni on and t hi s deci si on. They suppor t ed
Concept 2 on t he basi s t hat i t does not i mpact anyt hi ng t hat i s not al r eady pol l ut ed by t he r ai l way act i vi t y.
Some comment s i ncl uded: t he need t o gi ve equal consi der at i on t o t he envi r onment al voi ce as t he devel oper
voi ce. They vi ew di sr upt i on of t he Aspen f or est and wet l ands as unnecessar y. Ot her s suggest ed t he need f or
a commi t ment t o r epl ace t he l oss of al l open space wi t h new gr een space devel opment .

Nei ghbour hood: The maj or i t y of r espondent s w ho pr ef er t he M ani t oba Hydr o Cor r i dor al i gnment i ncl ude, as
one of t hei r r easons, t hat t he Let el l i er al i gnment i nvol ved t oo much nei ghbour hood di sr upt i on. Resi dent s
adj acent t o t he Let el l i er l i ne ment i oned t he noi se and vi br at i ons f r om t he t r ai ns t hat w oul d be w or sened
w i t h t he t r ai n 9 met r es cl oser t o t hei r homes (w est side) and a new t r ansi t w ay wi t hi n 9 m of t hei r backyar ds
(east si de). They not ed t hei r concer n about t he saf et y f or l ocal daycar es, pr e-school s, and communi t y
cent r es t hat w oul d be cl ose t o hi gh t r af f i c vol umes and hi gh-speed t r ansi t ser vi ce. Resi dent s of Beaumont ,
M aybank and Waver l ey Hei ght s r equest ed consi der at i on of sound at t enuat i on and buf f er i ng of any new
adj acent r api d t r ansi t f aci l i t y.

Anot her popul ar r eason f or suppor t i ng t he M ani t ob a Hydr o Cor r i dor opt i on i s t he oppor t uni t y t o bet t er
ser ve mor e nei ghbour hoods, i ncl udi ng t hose f ur t her w est (Li ndenw oods, Whyt e Ri dge), t he For t Gar r y
busi ness par k f or empl oyment , and t he commer ci al nodes (Ikea, Kenast on/ M cGi l l i vr ay).

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M any of t he r espondent s w ho pr ef er t he Let el l i er al i gnment ar gued t hat t r ansi t ser vi ce shoul d be pr ovi ded t o
est abl i shed nei ghbour hoods w her e peopl e cur r ent l y “ l i ve, w or k, and pl ay” and not t o f ut ur e, pot ent i al , or
specul at i ve new devel opment s and nei ghbour hoods. They see suppor t of t he M ani t oba Hydr o Cor r i dor
opt i on as “ t aki ng t he cour se of l east r esi st ance” and appeasi ng a f ew r esi dent s i nst ead of bui l di ng t he
shor t est and most di r ect r ou t e.

Sever al concer ns ar ose about i gnor i ng ser vi ce t o East For t Gar r y, t he hi gh school , an d sever al ot her school s.

Some r espondent s have opposi ng vi ew poi nt s about t he desi r e t o cl ose Pembi na Hi ghway st r eet access t o and
f r om t he Beaumont nei ghbour hood ver sus ot her s’ desi r e t o mai nt ai n easy and mul t i pl e access poi nt s f r om
t he nei ghbour hood t o Pembi na Hi ghw ay r eal i zi ng t hat ei t her vi ew w i l l i mpact t r af f i c movement s at t hese
cr ossi ngs. Sever al not e cal l i ng f or t he Ci t y t o make t he deci si on based on i mpr oved t r af f i c f l ow and no t about
devel oper s.

Speci f i c suggest i ons t o i mpr ove nei ghbour hood qual i t y i ncl uded: an AT under pass bet w een M or l ey and Gr ant
so t he Ear l Gr ey communi t y can access r api d t r ansi t ; cul -de-sacs t o cut of f Sout hw ood, Wat er f or d, Rockman,
and Byng t o f aci l i t at e Let el l i er r api d t r ansi t ; and, di r ect a M ar kham U of M ent r y aw ay f r om r esi dences t o
make use of t he f or mer gol f cour se. One par t i ci pant cr i t i ci zed t he st udy f or seemi ng t o i gnor e an eval uat i on
of t he saf et y i mpact s r el at ed t o conf l i ct s bet ween buses, bi kes, pedest r i ans, and vehi cl es.

Tr ansi t Ser vi ce: The most emphat i c sur vey r esponses want ed t r ansi t ser vi ce t o pr i or i t i ze exi st i ng t r ansi t -user s
usi ng t he most di r ect r out e w i t h t he l east st ops pr ovi di ng t he shor t est t i me bet w een dow nt ow n and t he
uni ver si t y. They j ust w ant t o make i t as accessi bl e as possi bl e t o t he gr eat est number of peopl e and t o j ust
“ get i t done” . One comment ed t hat , r egar dl ess of t he opt i on chosen, Tr ansi t must mai nt ai n f r equent l ocal
bus ser vi ce bet w een dow nt ow n and t he U of M . Ot her s w ant t o ensur e t he i nvest ment i s f or “ r api d t r ansi t ”
and not “ Pembi na Expr ess” .

M any vi ew t he M ani t oba Hydr o Cor ri dor al i gnment as al i enat i ng cur r ent t r ansi t user s. They bel i eve t hat
f ut ur e popul at i ons shoul d be ser vi ced af t er t hey have est abl i shed. Thi s vi ew poi nt r el at es t o many of t he
comment s summar i zed about Pembi na Hi ghw ay t r ansi t ser vi ce.

Indi vi dual s comment i ng on t hi s t opi c w ant : l i mi t ed st ops so r api d t r ansi t i s hi gh speed; st at i ons at
conveni ence nodes (shops); access f or r esi dent i al and commer ci al (t he t w o-w ay t r i p); and, servi ce t o areas
wi t h hi gh f oot t r af f i c.

A f ew comment s pr omot ed r ai l over bus r api d t r ansi t . M ost r espondent s suggest ed t he need f or f l exi bi l i t y
and suppor t of f eeder bus r out es. One suggest ed gr ade separ at ed r ai l al ong Let el l i er coul d al l evi at e t he need
t o move t he t r ai n and pr ovi de t he addi t i onal space f or an AT pat hway.

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Ci t y-w i de Connect i ons: Fr om a ci t y-w i de per spect i ve, t he di r ect dow nt ow n/ U of W t o St adi um/ U of M r api d
t r ansi t and AT r out es i s a pr i mar y desi r e of most r espondent s. Ot her i ssues of connect i vi t y i ncl ude; a hi gh
desi r e f or mor e par k and r i de opt i ons t o access r api d t r ansi t ; f eeder r out es of f Let el l i er t o ser ve l ands t o t he
w est ; t he need f or an over / under pass at M cGil l i vr ay; and, mor e east -w est connect i ons (i .e. Jubi l ee t o St er l i ng
Lyon and sout hw est Wi nni peg t o St Vi t al ).

A pr i mar y r eason r espondent s i ndi cat ed f or t hei r sup por t of t he M ani t oba Hydr o Cor r i dor al i gnment i s t he
i mpor t ance of w i der Ci t y t r ansi t connect i ons. M any consi der t he i nvest ment mor e w or t hw hi l e i f sever al
ar eas of sout hw est Wi nni peg can be ser ved by t he i nf r ast r uct ur e. They ment i on Li ndenw oods, Li nden
M eadow s, Whyt e Ri dge, For t Gar r y busi ness par t , Ikea, Kenast on / M cGi l l i vr ay, and Char l esw ood. They see
t hat t he Hydr o Cor r i dor opt i on al l ow s r api d t r ansi t t o ser ve mor e t han j ust t he uni ver si t y w hi l e mai nt ai ni ng
t he same t r avel t i me bet w een Jubi l ee and t he U of M .

CN r ecei ved some at t ent i on at t he Open Houses and t hr ough t he sur vey. Sever al opi ni ons i ndi cat ed t hat t he
f ut ur e of t he CN l i ne needs t o be consi der ed on a l arger scal e. Some w ant i t moved w est of Kenast on, aw ay
f r om t he nei ghbour hoods, or out of t he Ci t y al t oget her . M any comment s suggest ed t hat CN shoul d have
been pr esent and par t of t he di scussi ons at t he publ i c meet i ngs.

Land Devel opment and Real Est at e: Land devel opment and r eal est at e w as a dynami c t opi c at t he publ i c
meet i ngs and i n t he sur vey l i kel y due t o medi a at t ent i on t o t he Ci t y’ s r eal est at e and devel opment mat t er s
dur i ng t he same t i me as t he Sout hw est Tr ansi t w ay consul t at i on pr ogr am. M any comment s expr essed
suspi ci on about a per cei ved r eal est at e angl e t hat mi ght be dr i vi ng, or at l east i nf l uenci ng, t he Sout hw est
t r ansi t w ay al i gnment di scussi on. Some f el t t hat t r ansi t devel opment shoul d not be dr i ven by r eal est at e
oppor t uni t i es and t hat t her e i s al r eady t oo much devel opment i n t he ar ea.

Al t er nat i vel y, many r espondent s see t he M ani t oba Hydr o Cor r i dor opt i on as pr esent i ng si gni f i cant
oppor t uni t i es f or Wi nni peg. M any vi ew i t as r epr esent i ng l onger t er m pl anni ng and l ar ger scal e ser vi ce t o
sout hw est Wi nni peg, i ncl udi ng pr ovi di ng much needed ser vi ce and oppor t uni t y t o vacant l and and an
under devel oped empl oyment ar ea wi t h mi ni mal nei ghbour hood di sr upt i on. Comment s i ncl uded suppor t f or
t he oppor t u ni t i es f or t he U of M t o connect t hr ough t he Sout hw ood l ands devel opment .

Ot her s bel i eved t he i nf r ast r uct ur e i nvest ment s shoul d suppor t devel opment oppor t uni t i es f or Pembi na
Hi ghw ay pr oper t i es. I ncr eased densi t y of devel opment on Pembi na Hi ghw ay wi t h a near by r api d t r ansi t
cor r i dor w oul d i ncr ease t he commer ci al vi abi l i t y of Pembi na Hi ghw ay and i mpr ove i t s aest het i cs and ser vi ce
cont r i but i on t o t he over al l For t Gar r y communi t y. Zoni ng r est r i ct i ons coul d be r emoved t o enabl e densi t y
and di ver si t y ar ound st at i on l ocat i ons.

Cost s: M any r espondent s ment i oned cost as a consi der at i on: some f r om t he per spect i ve t hat t he l ow est cost
opt i on i s t he best and ot her s f r om t he per spect i ve t hat t he pr oj ect shoul d be bui l t opt i mal l y at t he out set ,
r egar dl ess of cost (i .e. why not i nvest i gat e out r i ght pur chase of CN l and and have t he r ai l l i ne moved.)

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The l ow er over al l cost w as t he r eason sever al sur vey r espondent s f avour ed t he Hydr o Cor r i dor opt i on.
Sever al par t i ci pant s f r om t he publ i c meet i ng w er e f r ust r at ed by t he absence of act ual dol l ar val ues i n t he
cost anal ysi s.

7 .2 P U B L I C C O N S U L T A T I O N P R O G R A M A N D P A R T I C I P A T I O N

Di l l on used a var i et y of consul t at i on t ool s t o communi cat e i nf or mat i on about t he pr oj ect and sol i ci t f eedback
f r om t he publ i c.

Let t er s/ Inf or mat i on Br ochur e: Canada Post di st r i but ed one l et t er /
i nf or mat i on br ochur e t o 8,097 mai l boxes i n t he nei ghbour hoods of Par ker ,
Beaumont , Buf f al o, M aybank, Chevr i er , Pembi na St r ip, Waver l ey Hei ght s
and M ont cal m, dur i ng t he w eek of Sep t ember 5, 2012. The br ochur e
pr ovi ded i nf or mat i on on t he pr oj ect , cont act i nf or mat i on, and ser ved as
t he pr i mar y i nvi t at i on t o t he Open Houses.

Adver t i sement s: Di l l on pr epar ed an adver t i sement f or t he The Ci t y of
Wi nni peg t o pl ace i n t he Wi nni peg Fr ee Pr ess on Sept ember 8 and 15,
2012. The Ci t y of Wi nni peg al so i ssued a publ i c media r el ease pri or t o t he
publ i c Open House, w hi ch gener at ed i nt er est f r om l ocal pr i nt and r adi o
medi a, i ncl udi ng CBC and Wi nni peg Fr ee Pr ess.

Int er net : Di l l on pr epar ed an i nf or mat i ve “ f act sheet ” , w hi ch t he Ci t y of Wi nni peg used as a basi s f or t he
i nf or mat i on post ed t o t he Tr ansi t w ebpage out l i ni ng t he pr oj ect (w i nni pegt r ansi t .com). The w ebsi t e
i ncl uded i nf ormat i on on how t he publ i c coul d get i nvol ved and par t i ci pat e by means of t he t w o open houses
or onl i ne t hr ough t he survey l i nk. Di l l on made t he sur vey avai l abl e at each Open House, as w el l as an onl i ne
Open House. Tr ansi t post ed t he onl i ne Open House on w i nni pegt r ansi t .com t o gi ve t he oppor t uni t y t o t hose
w ho coul d no t at t end t he open house a chance t o par t i ci pat e and pr ovi de t hei r f eedback.

Opi ni on and Feedback Sur vey: Di l l on devel oped one publ i c
sur vey f or t he pur pose of col l ect i ng f eedback about t he
t hr ee al i gnment opt i ons. The sur vey al l ow ed t he publ i c t o
i dent i f y t hei r pr ef er r ed al t er nat i ve (Concept 1A, 1B, and 2),
as w ell as pr ovi de f eedback on speci f i c cr i t er i a r el at i ng t o
communi t y l i nkages, pr oper t y, nei ghbour hood, busi ness,
envi r onment al , oper at i ons, and const r uct i on, i n addi t i on t o
gener al comment s/ opi ni ons. Di l l on di st r i but ed t he sur vey at
each Open House. The sur vey w as al so post ed onl i ne as par t
of t he onl i ne Open House at winnipegtransit.com.

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Open House: Tr ansi t and Di l l on host ed t w o publ i c open houses,
t he f i r st on Wednesday eveni ng of Sept ember 19 and t he second
on a Sat ur day dur i ng t he day Sept ember 22, 2012. Bot h Open
Houses w er e hel d at t he Hol i day Inn Wi nni peg Sout h at 1330
Pembi na Hi ghw ay, near t he communi t i es and possi bl e
Sout hw est Tr ansi t w ay al i gnment . Inf or mat i on w as shar ed about
t he t w o al i gnment opt i ons. Over 375 peopl e at t ended t he Open
House (331 compl et ed t he sur vey, ei t her i n per son or onl i ne).
An onl i ne Open House w as subsequent l y post ed onl i ne t hr ough t he sur vey l i nk f or st udy by ot her i nt er est ed
i ndi vi dual s (Appendi x C). The di scussi ons w er e i nf or med and cont r i but ed t o t he f i nal r ecommended opt i on.

Document at i on f or t he Open House w hi ch i ncl udes t he Let t er / Inf or mat i onal Br ochur e, Adver t i sment , On-
Li ne Fact Sheet , Opi ni on and Feedback Sur vey and t he Inf or mat i on Boar ds pr esent ed at t he Open House ar e
i ncl uded i n Appendi x C

7 . 2 . 1 A Snapshot of Publ i c Parti ci pati on

Out of t he 331 sur vey r espondent s, t he age gr oups
w er e qui t e mixed. Al t hough t he maj or i t y (44%)
i dent i f i ed t hemsel ves as 55+, 40% w er e bet w een
t he ages of 31-54, and 15% bet w een t he ages of
19-30. Onl y 1% of r espondent s wer e under t he age
of 18.







The maj or i t y of r espondent s i ndi cat ed
t hat t hey w er e r esi dent s i n t he ar ea
(66%). The “ ot her ” cat egor y, at 29%,
consi st ed of peopl e i dent i f yi ng as t r ansi t
user s, f r i ends/ f ami l y of r esi dent s,
i nt er est ed ci t i zens, et c. Repr esent at i on of
busi ness ow ner s/ oper at or s w as qui t e l ow ,
w i t h onl y 3% i dent i f i ed.




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New spaper adver t i sement s w er e t he most
successf ul i n r eachi ng t he publ i c about t he
pr oj ect and t he open houses. 32% of
r espondent s i ndi cat ed t hat t hey w er e i nf or med
of t he open houses t hr ough new spaper
adver t i sement , al ong w i t h “ ot her ” (i .e. r adi o, TV,
school , w or k, et c.) at 22% and t he i nf or mat i on
br ochur e/ l et t er at 16%.




Feedback on t he Open House (i n-per son and onl i ne)
w as posi t i ve. On a scale of 1 (not pl eased) t o 5 (ver y
pl eased), t he aver age r at i ng was 4.










In summar y, t he f ol l ow i ng poi nt s r epr esent t he mai n concer ns by t he 26 par t i ci pant s w ho r at ed t he Open
House poor l y (a scor e of 1 or 2):
Inf or mat i on w as bi ased i n f avour of t he Hydr o Cor r i dor al i gnment . One f el t i l l ogi cal opt i ons shoul d
not be pr esent ed.
Ther e w as not enough i nf or mat i on. M or e det ai l s ar e r equi r ed. Eval uat i on r equi r es t r avel t i me
cal cul at i ons, f i nanci al i nf or mat i on, and r at i onal e f or not consi der i ng a Pembi na medi an al i gnment .
At t endees w ant ed mor e peopl e w i t h w hom t o di scuss t he i ssues. They w ant ed mor e Ci t y of f i ci al s,
and an oppor t uni t y t o di al ogue amongst t hemsel ves and Tr ansi t pl anner s.
Some w ant ed a pr esent at i on, a speaker , and t o hear di r ect l y f r om Tr ansi t pl anner s.
Some w ant ed CN i n at t endance t o di scuss t he i ssues and ot her s di d not t hi nk i t w as appr opr i at e t o
have a r eal est at e r epr esent at i ve at t he Open House.
A coupl e of r espondent s di d not know about t he Open House and i ndi cat ed i t w as not w el l
adver t i sed.
Compar i sons w er e not w el l done on pr esent at i on boar ds. M or e, bi gger , and hi gher qual i t y pi ct ur es
shoul d be used. Det ai l ed maps shoul d be on t he w eb.
The hi st or y of t he pr oj ect shoul d have been pr esent ed .
The sur vey shoul d have i dent i f i ed “ t r ansi t user s” as a demogr aphi c so t hei r voi ce coul d be
di st i ngui shed.
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8.0 EVALUATIO N O F ALIG NM EN TS

The st udy t eam gr ouped al l i nf or mat i on col l ect ed i nt o a det ai l ed eval uat i on of al l t he al i gnment concept s w as
cr eat ed i n a mat r i x f or mat . Thi s eval uat i on w as car r i ed out u nder t he f ol l ow i ng mai n cat egor i es:

Engi neer i ng:
Oper at i onal
Impl ement at i on

Communi t y and Envi r onment :
Envi r onment al
Communi t y (i ncl udes consul t at i on)

Economi c:
Pr oper t y
TOD and TIF M et r i cs
Cost s

The document at i on of t hi s det ai l ed eval uat i on i s f ound i n Appendi x D. Cr i t i cal i ssues ar e summar i zed bel ow.

8 .1 D I S C U S S I O N O N EV A LU A T I O N
8 . 1 . 1 Engi neeri ng (Operati onal and Impl ementati on)
The engi neer i ng eval uat i on consi der ed a mul t i t ude of f act or s t hat w er e gr ouped i nt o t w o mai n cat egor i es,
namel y Oper at i onal and I mpl ement at i on. Speci f i cal l y, f act or s eval uat ed under t he Oper at i onal cat egor y
i ncl uded over al l di st ance of cor r i dor , t ot al l engt h of st r uct ur es, number of at -gr ade i nt er sect i ons, dr ai nage,
accommodat i on of mul t i pl e modes, r unni ng speed, as w el l as exi st i ng and f ut ur e r i der shi p. The eval uat i on of
i t ems under t he Impl ement at i on cat egor y i ncl uded pr oj ect phasi ng, di sr upt i on t o t r af f i c and l andow ner s
dur i ng const r uct i on , and compl exi t y of l and assembl y.

Of not e i n t he engi neer i ng eval uat i on ar e t he f ol l ow i ng:
The Concept 1A and 1B opt i ons l ocat ed wi t hi n t he
Par ker / M ani t oba Hydr o l ands have a great er avai l abi l i t y of
l and t han f or t he Concep t 2 al i gnment t hat i s l ocat ed
al ongsi de t he CN rail li ne. For compari son pur poses, at
gr ade i nt er sect i ons wer e eval uat ed and cost ed as t he
Concept 2 al i gnment has no f ut ur e bui l d out oppor t uni t i es
f or t hese cr ossi ngs. The Bi shop Gr andi n Boul evar d
cr ossi ng i s t he only except i on, as an over pass i s a
r equi r ement and can be accommodat ed i n al l concept s.
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Fut ur e bui l d out of t he Concept 1A and 1B al i gnment s i s expect ed t o be possi bl e t her ef or e cost s have
been i dent i f i ed separ at el y.
As not ed i n Sect i on 6.5, di scussi ons w i t h M ani t oba Hydr o have t aken pl ace r egar di ng t he Concept 1A
and 1B al i gnment s. A t r ansi t w ay al i gnment i n t he mi ddl e of t hei r cor r i dor i s cl ear l y a maj or
under t aki ng as M ani t oba Hydr o has si gni f i cant exi st i ng i nf r ast r uct ur e w i t hi n t he ar ea t hat needs t o
be mai nt ai ned. Al t hough di scussi ons w er e ver y pr oduct i ve, addi t i onal di scussi on and w or k wi l l need
t o be under t aken dur i ng t he pr el i mi nar y desi gn of t hi s cor r i dor i f i t i s sel ect ed as t he pr ef er r ed
al i gnment i n or der t o addr ess M ani t oba Hydr o con cer ns. It ems t hat wi l l need t o be addr essed ar e:
M ani t oba Hydr o w i l l be i nst al li ng a f our t h t ow er l i ne i n t hei r cor r i dor w i t hi n a 20 year
pl anni ng hor i zon. If ei t her Concept 1A or Concept 1B al i gnment i s chosen, t he l ocat i on of t he
f our t h t ow er l i ne al i gnment shoul d be car r i ed out w i t h f ul l know l edge of t he Ci t y of Wi nni peg
as t he f ut ur e t ow er al i gnment coul d i mpact t he l ocat i on of t he f ut ur e t r ansi t way al i gnment .
M ani t oba Hydr o w i l l be r econst r uct i ng t he exi st i ng
t w o most east er l y l i nes w i t hi n t hei r cor r i dor wi t hi n
a 5 year pl anni ng hor i zon i f budget i s avai l abl e. The
al i gnment s of t hese t w o t ow er s coul d be al t er ed
f r om exi st i ng t o al l ow f or mor e devel opabl e r oom
w i t hi n t he cor r i dor f or a f ut ur e t r ansi t w ay.
Al t hough t he deci si on on t he t ow er al i gnment s i s
M ani t oba Hydr o’ s r esponsi bi l i t y, t he Ci t y shoul d be
aw ar e of t he M ani t oba Hydr o deci si ons t hat need
t o be made as t her e may be some syner gi es i n al t er i ng t hese al i gnment s. The chal l enge wi t h
t he possi bi l i t y of al t er i ng t he t ow er r econst r uct i on al i gnment s i s t hat t hi s w or k w oul d need
t o be car r i ed out pr i or t o any wor k o n t he t r ansi t way.
M ani t oba Hydr o’ s i ni t i al r eact i on t o t he const r uct i on of any bus shel t er s w i t hi n t hei r cor r i dor
i s t hat a smal l er shel t er as cur r ent l y exi st on ci t y st r eet s i s accept abl e; how ever , a l ar ger
Tr ansi t St at i on as const r uct ed i n St age 1 of t he t r ansi t w ay w oul d not be
pr ef er r ed/ encour aged. Real i zi ng t he devel opment t hat has t aken pl ace wi t hi n cur r ent
M ani t oba Hydr o cor r i dor s w hi ch i ncl udes l ar ger st r uct ur es, i t i s suggest ed t hat t her e needs
t o be addi t i onal di scussi on on t hi s mat t er t o al l evi at e M ani t oba Hydr o’ s concer ns r egar di ng
t he accept ance of a l ar ger Tr ansi t St at i on w i t hi n t hei r cor r i dor as l ong as al l t hei r saf et y
r equi r ement s have been met .
If t he r el ocat i on of any M ani t oba Hydr o t ow er i s r equi r ed t o accommodat e a f ut ur e
t r ansi t w ay, t he cost s of t hi s r el ocat i on w oul d need t o be bor ne by t he Ci t y. Wi t h new
t echnol ogy t he exi st i ng t ow er s can be r epl aced wi t h l ar ger si ngl e base t ow er s w hi ch
decr ease of f set s f r om ot her t ow er s and i ncr eases cl ear ance f r om t hei r l i nes. These cost s,
w hi ch ar e ver y expensi ve, have been t aken i nt o consi der at i on i n t he const r uct i on est i mat es;
how ever , t hi s cost coul d var y si gni f i cant l y dependi ng on const r uct i on t i me f r ames and
avai l abi l i t y of mat er i al .
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Concept 1 opt i ons, i f chosen, w i l l need t o cr oss under t he exi st i ng M ani t oba Hydr o li nes i n
t he l ocat i on of Par ker Avenue i n t he vi ci ni t y of Hur st Way. Any cr ossi ng of t he t r ansi t w ay
under t he exi st i ng hydr o l i nes w i l l r equi r ed an i nduct i on st udy t o ver i f y t hat t he cl ear ances
bet w een any t r ansi t vehi cl e and t he exi st i ng M ani t ob a Hydr o l i ne ar e accept abl e and do not
pose any danger . As Par ker Avenue cur r ent l y cr osses under t hese l i nes t hi s i s not seen as a
maj or i t em and i f necessar y t he l i nes can be r ai sed t o i ncr ease t he cl ear ance.
M ani t oba Hydr o has i ndi cat ed t hat an act i ve t r anspor t at i on pat hw ay w i t hi n t hei r cor r i dor i s
not a concer n; how ever , t he exact al i gnment and cr ossi ng l ocat i ons w oul d need t o be
r evi ew ed and appr oved by M ani t oba Hydr o.
Di scussi ons have t aken pl ace wi t h CN r egar di ng bot h t he Concept 1 and Concept 2 al i gnment s.
Al t hough di scussi ons w er e ver y pr oduct i ve and no sh ow st opper s w er e not ed, addi t i onal di scussi on
and w or k w i l l need t o be under t aken dur i ng t he pr el i mi nary desi gn of t hi s cor r i dor t o addr ess CN
concer ns. It ems t hat wi l l need t o be addr essed ar e:
The sout her l y por t i on of Concept 1 al i gnment s and
t he t ot al l engt h of t he Concept 2 al i gnment w i l l
r equi r e t he rel ocat i on of CN t r acks, and possi bl e
st r uct ur es over t hei r f aci l i t i es. CN has i ndi cat ed t hat
r egar dl ess of w hi ch t r ansi t w ay al i gnment i s chosen
t hat t hey expect t hat t he oper at i on of t hei r f aci l i t y wi l l
not be negat i vel y i mpact ed.
CN has i ndi cat ed t hat any cost s and mai nt enance
associ at ed w i t h any t r ansi t way st r uct ur es w oul d be t he r esponsi bi l i t y of t he Ci t y.
CN has i ndi cat ed t hat r egar dl ess of w hi ch t r ansi t w ay al i gnment i s chosen si gni f i cant l ead
t i me i s r equi r ed f or t hem t o r el ocat e t hei r CN Let el li er mai n l i ne pr i or t o any t r ansi t w ay wor k
bei ng under t aken. An expect ed t w o year l ead t i me shoul d be consi der ed.
Di scussi on w i t h CN per sonnel and a r evi ew of t he CN/ Ci t y agr eement i ndi cat es t hat t he
shar ed r i ght -of -w ay i s t o be used excl usi vel y f or t r ansi t and emer gency pur poses. Fur t her
i nt er pr et at i on of t hi s agr eement i s suggest ed t o det er mi ne w het her t hi s w oul d al l ow f or an
act i ve t r anspor t at i on pat hw ay. Ini t i al i ndi cat i ons ar e t hat t he agr eement does not al l ow f or
such a pat hw ay.
CN i s expect i ng a t r ansf er of l and f r om t he Ci t y w hi ch i ncl udes t he pr oper t y j ust w est of
Pembi na and nor t h of Par ker Avenue. Thi s i s t he t r i angl e of l and bet w een t he CN mai n l i nes
(w est and nor t h) and t he spur l i ne. As t he t r ansi t w ay w oul d go t hr ough t hi s ar ea, an
agr eement on t he use of t hi s l and f or t he t r ansi t way w oul d be r equi r ed.
The CN r ai l over pass of Pembi na Highw ay may need t o be r el ocat ed as par t of t he Ci t y of
Wi nni peg Publ i c Wor ks’ f ut ur e upgr adi ng of t he Pembi na Hi ghw ay under pass. Thi s pot ent i al
r ai l st r uct ur e r el ocat i on and t he w or k asso ci at ed w i t h t he t r ansi t w ay over pass st r uct ur e over
Pembi na Hi ghw ay shoul d be coor di nat ed t o ensur e t hi s w or k i s car r i ed out ef f i ci ent l y and
ef f ect i vel y.
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The Ci t y of Wi nni peg Wat er and Wast e Depar t ment has a 66” aqueduct and a 30” / 24” f eeder mai n
l ocat ed w i t hi n t he M ani t oba Hydr o r i ght -of -w ay. For t he Concept 1 al i gnment s, t he t r ansi t w ay
geomet r y has been sel ect ed i n such a manner t hat i t does not si gni f i cant l y i mpact ei t her t he
aqueduct or f eeder mai n. For t he Concept 1 al i gnment s, onl y t he exi t and egr ess r amps at M cGi l l i vr ay
w oul d cr oss t hese f aci l i t i es. Wher ever a cr ossi ng of t he aqueduct or f eeder mai n t akes pl ace an
eval uat i on of t he under gr ound i nf r ast r uct ur e i s r equi r ed and mi t i gat i ve/ pr ot ect i on measur es w i l l
need t o be i ncl uded i n t he t r ansi t way w or ks.
Di scussi on w i t h Ci t y of Wi nni peg Wat er and Wast e per sonnel and t hei r aqueduct / f eeder mai n
consul t ant have t aken pl ace and t he Concept 1 al i gnment ’ s t hat have been suggest ed i s gener al l y
accept abl e and does not si gni f i cant l y i mpact t hei r i nf r ast r uct ur e. It shoul d be not ed t hat f or t he
over pass of t he CN t r acks j ust nor t h of Bi shop Gr andi n Boul evar d and i f a f ut ur e t r ansi t over pass i s
consi der ed at M cGi l l i vr ay Boul evar d t hat bot h of t hese st r uct ur es w i l l r equi r e i nnovat i ve desi gn
pr ocedur es or possi bl e r el ocat i on of t he f eeder mai n t o addr ess t he embankment w or k t hat i s
r equi r ed f or t hese st r uct ur es.
The Ci t y of Wi nni peg Wat er and Wast e Depar t ment i s cur r ent l y i n t he design st age f or t he
Cockbur n/ Cal r ossi e St or m Rel i ef Sew er Pr oj ect . Thi s pr oj ect cover s a l ar ge f oot pr i nt ; how ever , any
w or k i n t he Jubil ee Over pass/ Pembi na Under pass area mi ght impact t he w or k f or St age 2 of t he
t r ansi t w ay ext ensi on. The desi gn and const r u ct i on of t hese pr oj ect s shoul d be coor di nat ed t o make
sur e t hat new const r u ct i on w or ks ar e car r i ed out ef f i ci ent l y and ef f ect i vel y.
The Ci t y of Wi nni peg Publ i c Wor ks Depar t ment i s cur rent l y i n t he pl anni ng st ages f or t he w i deni ng of
Pembi na Hi ghw ay at t he Jubi l ee Over pass. Thi s pr oj ect w oul d i ncl ude an addi t i onal l ane nor t hbound
and w oul d r equi re t he r econst r uct i on of t he CN r ai l over pass of Pembi na Hi ghw ay. Thi s pot ent i al
r econst r uct i on of t he CN r ai l over pass needs t o be coor di nat ed w i t h const r uct i on of t he St age 2
t r ansi t w ay over pass of Pembi na Hi ghw ay i f ei t her Opt i on 1A or Opt i on 1B i s consi der ed. The desi gn
and const r uct i on of t hese pr oj ect s shoul d be coor di nat ed t o make sur e t hat new const r uct i on w or ks
ar e car r i ed out ef f i ci ent l y and ef f ect i vel y.

8 . 1 . 2 Communi ty and Envi ronment

The speci f i c f act or s eval uat ed under Envi r onment al i ncl uded ecol ogi cal l y si gni f i cant nat ur al l ands,
envi r onment al l y i mpact ed l ands, and gr een space. The eval uat i on of i t ems under t he Communi t y cat egor y
i ncl uded di sr upt i on t o communi t y, communi t y ameni t y and oppor t uni t y, and connect i vi t y t o near by
communi t i es. The communi t y w as i nvi t ed t o par t i ci pat e i n one of t w o open houses t o r evi ew i nf ormat i on
about t he pr oj ect and pr ovi de i nput and f eedback.

The f ol l ow i ng ar e not abl e f r om t he envi r onment al and communi t y eval uat i on:
Land adj acent t o t he CN t r acks may be envi r onment al l y i mpact ed t hr ough use of cont ami nat ed f i l l
mat er i al or spi l l s f r om t r ai ns, af f ect i ng al l t hr ee al i gnment con cept s t o some degr ee.
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Al l know n i mpact ed si t es ar e out si de of t he act ual al i gnment Concept 1A/ 1B and Concept 2
pr oper t i es and M ani t oba Conservat i on i ndi cat es t hat al l i mpact s ar e cont ai ned w i t hi n t he i mpact ed
pr oper t i es, as i dent i f i ed on t he M ani t oba Conser vat i on Li st of Impact ed Si t es.
Al i gnment 1B goes t hr ough an act i ve ar ea of Communi t y Gar dens i n t he vi ci ni t y of Par ker Avenue
and w oul d af f ect 10-15 gar dener s w ho have been l ong t er m r esi dent s of t he si t e. The al i gnment
w oul d mi ss t he gar den pl ot s i f i t sw ung sli ght l y nor t h. Al t er nat i vely, space el sew her e i n t he vi ci ni t y
coul d be used f or r edevel oped gar den pl ot s.
5 of t he Ci t y’ s 11 M aj or Redevel opment Si t es ar e l ocat ed al ong and can pot ent i al l y be served by
Concept 1A and 1B whi l e 4 si t es ar e l ocat ed al ong and can pot ent i al l y be ser ved by Concept 2.
A si gni f i cant f eat ur e of Concept 1A i s t he pot ent i al t o ext end r api d t r ansi t r out es t o Li nden Woods
and t he “ Seasons of Tuxedo” commer ci al devel opment vi a St er l i ng Lyon Par kw ay, t her eby pr ovi di ng
one-seat t r avel wi t hout t r ansf er t o t hese ar eas. Concept 1A al so pr ovi des bet t er connect i vi t y t o t he
sout h por t i on of Li nden Woods, Whyt e Ri dge, and Kenast on Commons vi a M cGi l l i vr ay Boul evar d.
These connect i ons t o maj or r esi dent i al and commer cial devel opment s ar e i mpr oved over Concept 2
due t o cl oser pr oxi mi t y and abi l i t y t o gr ade separ at e t he r api d t r ansi t cor r i dor at t hese maj or
ar t er i al s.

A Publ i c Consul t at i on Pr ogr am w as car r ied out t o r equest i nput f r om t he publ i c. Thi s w as done i n t he f or m of
an Open House hel d on 2 separ at e days i n mi d-Sept ember .
Of not e i n t he Publ i c Consul t at i on eval uat i on ar e t he f ol l ow i ng:
Hi gh at t endance and par t i ci pat i on w as not ed f or t he Open House w i t h 376 t ot al at t endees, and 331
t ot al sur veys compl et ed.
Publ i c opi ni on w as spl i t bet w een t he Let el l i er al i gnment opt i ons and t he M ani t oba Hydr o Cor r i dor
al i gnment opt i ons, w i t h younger sur vey r espondent s f avour i ng t he M ani t oba Hydr o Cor r i dor opt i on
and ol der r espondent s f avour i ng t he Let el l i er al i gnment opt i on.
For t he M ani t oba Hydr o Cor r i dor opt i ons, t he publ i c f avour ed t he Par ker Land Concept 1B al i gnment
t hat r uns east -west , j ust nor t h of and par al l el t o Par ker Avenue.
The publ i c debat e w as l argel y about ser vi ng exi st i ng peopl e ver sus “ bui l d i t and t hey w i l l come” . On
one hand, r espondent s w er e of t he opi ni on t hat t r ansi t shoul d be bui l t w her e peopl e l i ve, w or k, and
pl ay and t r ansi t i nvest ment shoul d not be specul at i ve. On t he ot her hand r esponden t s saw t he
oppor t uni t y f or t he Ci t y t o l ever age t hei r t r ansi t i nf r ast r uct ur e i nvest ment t o gai n a bet t er r et ur n
f i nanci al l y as w el l as i n t he qual i t y of i nf i l l devel opment .
Ei ght pr i mar y i ssues emer ged f r om t he publ i c f eedback:
Ci t y-w i de connect i ons and oppor t uni t i es (i nt r a-nei ghbour hood);
Impact on and oppor t uni t y f or l ocal nei ghbour hoods;
Who get s t r ansi t ser vi ce, w her e i s i t l ocat ed, and what does i t l ook l i ke;
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How w i l l act i ve t r anspor t at i on be accommodat ed;
The i nf l uence and pot ent i al of r eal est at e an d l and devel opment i nt er est s;
The f ut ur e of Pembi na Hi ghway, i t s r esi dent i al and co mmer ci al vi abi l i t y;
The abi l i t y t o conser ve ecol ogi cal l ands and accommod at e gr een and open space; and,
The cost s of t r ansi t i nf r ast r uct ur e and pr essur e t o ‘ get i t done’ .

8 . 1 . 3 Economi c (Property, TOD/ TIF, and Costs
The economi c eval uat i on consi der s numer ous f act ors w hi ch t he st udy t eam cat egor i zed i nt o t hr ee mai n
cat egor i es: pr oper t y r equi r ement s, TOD/ TIF met r i cs, and cost s. The speci f i c f act or s eval uat ed under
pr oper t y i mpact s i ncl uded commer ci al / i ndust r i al di spl acement and r esi dent i al di spl acement . The eval uat i on
of i t ems under t he TOD/ TIF met r i cs cat egor y i ncl uded measur e of ar ea f or TOD, measur e of pot ent i al mi xed-
use devel opment , pr esent val ue est i mat e of pot ent i al t ax r evenue f r om TOD, est i mat e of exi st i ng t ax
r evenues f r om l ands subj ect t o TOD, and pr esent val ue est i mat e of i ncr ement al t ax r evenue f r om TOD. The
cost eval uat i on consi der ed pr el i mi nar y const r uct i on cost s (not i ncl udi ng l and) and est i mat ed over al l cost s
(i ncl udi ng l and and escal at i on).

The f ol l ow i ng ar e not abl e f r om t he r evi ew of l and r equi r ement s and t ax i mpl i cat i ons:
The physi cal l and r equi r ement s f or t he al i gnment opt i ons r ange f r om 220,618 m
2
(Concept 2) t o
239,657 m
2
(Concept 1A). The over al l var i ance i n l and ar eas r equi r ed (appr oxi mat el y 8.6 per cent ) i s
r el at i vel y i nsi gni f i cant .
In cont r ast , t he t ot al number of pr oper t y di spl acement s t o accommodat e t he al i gnment opt i ons i s
much l ess i n Concept 1A and Concept 1B, w i t h many mor e pr oper t y di spl acement s r equi red i n
Concept 2. Est i mat ed cost s associ at ed w i t h assembl y of l ands r equi r ed f or al i gnment opt i ons r anges
f r om $7,896,606 i n Concep t 1B and $8,058,574 t o $9,236,534 i n Concept 1A, t o a hi gh of
$40,743,881 under Concept 2.
The l ar ge number of pr oper t i es af f ect ed al ong Pembi na Hi ghw ay and t he sur r oundi ng
nei ghbour hoods, and t he r equi r ement f or assembl age t o accommodat e t he Let ell i er al i gnment
opt i on, si gni f i cant l y af f ect t he cost s associ at ed wi t h l and assembl y f or Concept 2.
Lands appr opr i at e f or TOD ar e si gni f i cant l y gr eat er w i t hi n t he Concept 1A/ 1B al i gnment due t o t he
oppor t uni t i es f or devel opment pr esent ed by t he Par ker l ands and r edevel opment of appr opr i at e For t
Gar r y i ndust r i al l ands.
Li kew i se, t he est i mat ed pr esent val ue of i ncr ement al t axes achi evabl e over a 25-year devel opment
hor i zon i s si gni f i cant l y gr eat er i n Concept 1A/ 1B due t o t he gr eat er oppor t uni t i es f or devel opment .
The PV of i ncr ement al t axes under Concept 1A/ 1B i s $152.8 mi l l i on, ver sus $53.2 mi l l i on under
Concept 2.
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A summar y of t he over al l cost s i s as f ol l ow s:

Tabl e 16: Summar y of Over al l Cost Eval uat i on
Concept 1A Concept 1B Concept 2
Pr el i mi nar y Const r uct i on Cost s i ncl udi ng:
cont i ngenci es
engi neer i ng and non-cont r act i t ems
no pr oper t y cost s
$196,600,000 – base
$232,700,000 –
wi t h buil d-out
$194,700,000 – base
$223,200,000 –
wi t h buil d-out
$176,600,000 – base
No bui ld-out *
opport uni t i es
avai labl e.
Land Cost s $8,100,000 t o
$9,300,000
$7,900,000 $40,800,000

Est imat ed Over all Cost i ncl udi ng Const r uct i on,
Land and 7.5% escal at i on over 5 year s.
$296,400,000 – base
$348,300,000 –
w i t h buil d-out
$291,700,000 – base
$332,700,000 –
w i t h buil d-out
$312,900,000 – base
No bui ld-out *
opport uni t i es
avai labl e.

* Buil d-out r ef ers t o t he pot ent i al f or grade separ at ed i nt ersect i ons t o accommodat e i ncreased and f r ee-
f l owi ng t r af f i c.


Of not e i n t he Cost Eval uat i on ar e t he f ol l ow i ng:
The Pr el i mi nar y Const r uct i on Cost est i mat es ar e based on a BRT f aci li t y and wer e car ri ed out usi ng
2012 cost s t aki ng i nt o consi der at i on const r uct i on of si mi l ar pr oj ect s such as t he r ecent l y compl et ed
St age 1 of t he t r ansi t way, bu t do not i ncl ude t he val ue of t he r equi r ed l and cost s.
These cost s ar e pr el i mi nar y onl y and ar e consi der ed “ Cl ass D” est i mat es (+/ - 25%) and i ncl ude
al l ow ances f or cont i ngenci es, engi neer i ng, and non-cont r act i t ems such as CN r el ocat i on cost s,
M ani t oba Hydr o t ow er r el ocat i ons, t r af f i c si gnal s, et c.
The Pr el i mi nary Const r uct i on Cost s document cost f or a base case scenar i o (no t r ansi t over passes’ at
Hur st Way/ Beaumont and M cGi l l i vr ay Boul evar d) so t hat t hey can be di r ect l y compar ed t o t he
Concept 2 al i gnment wher e t hese over passes’ cannot be accommodat ed.
Addi t i onal cost s f or a bui l d out of t he Concept 1 al i gnment s i s pr ovi ded w hi ch i ncl udes t he t r ansi t
over passes at Hur st Way/ Beaumont and M cGi l l i vr ay Boul evar d as t hese ar e seen as excel l ent
addi t i ons t o t he base case t o pr ovi de a bet t er l evel of ser vi ce.
The Est i mat ed Over al l Cost i ncl udes t he Pr el i mi nar y Const r uct i on Cost s as w el l as Land Cost s and
t hen escal at es t hese val ues by 7.5% per year over an expect ed f i ve year const r uct i on per i od.
Const r uct i on and l and cost s ar e f or t he cor r i dor and t r ansi t w ay onl y and do not i ncl ude addi t i onal
l and and oper at i on f aci l i t i es l i ke mai nt enance and st or age yar ds.

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A summar y of t he eval uat i on t hat w as car r i ed out i s summar i zed as f ol l ow s:

Tabl e 17: Summar y of Eval uat i on
Cat egor y Wei ght i ng Concept 1A Concept 1B Concept 2
Oper at i onal Hi gh 4 4 2
Impl ement at i on M edi um 4 4 2
Envi ronment al Low 3 3 5
Communi t y M edi um 3 3 4
Pr oper t y Hi gh 4 4 1
TOD and TIF M et r i cs M edi um 4 5 2
Base Cost s Hi gh 4 4 5
Fut ur e Bui l d Out Oppor t uni t i es M edi um 5 5 1
Publ ic Opi ni on Hi gh 2 3 5
Over al l Rat i ng 33 35 27
Wei ght ed Aver age Rat i ng 77 82 62

Not es:
The Weight i ng of a cat egor y i s gi ven eit her a High, M edi um, or Low r at ing.
The Rat ings f or each cat egor y are scor ed w i t h a number bet w een 1 and 5. 5 bei ng excel lent and 1 bei ng poor.
The Overall Rat ing i s an addi t i on of al l t he number s f or each Concept , not t aki ng i nt o consi der at i on any
w ei ght i ng.
The Weight ed Average Rat i ng mul t i pl i es t he Wei ght i ng val ue by t he act ual number and t he addit i on of t hese
number s pr ovi des t he over al l scor e. (A High w ei ght i ng has a mul t i pl i er of 3, a M edi um w ei ght ing has a
mul t i pli er of 2, and a Low w ei ght i ng has a mul t i pli er of 1).
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An ext ensi ve r evi ew and eval uat i on of var i ous r api d t r ansi t cor r i dor s, t aki ng i nt o consi der at i on oper at i onal ,
i mpl ement at i on, envi r onment al , communi t y, economi c (pr oper t y), TOD and TIF met r i cs, base cost s, f ut ur e
bui l d-out oppor t uni t i es, and publ i c f eedback, i ndi cat es t hat Concept 1B i s t he pr ef er r ed al i gnment f or St age 2
of t he Sout hw est Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor . Thi s al i gnment compl et es t he l i nk bet w een dow nt ow n Wi nni peg
and sout hw est Wi nni peg, and pr ovi des f or access t o/ f r om t he Uni ver si t y of M ani t oba (U of M ), Invest or s
Gr oup Fi el d, and new nei ghbour hoods. Thi s al i gnment i s show n i n t he f ol l ow i ng Fi gur e 12.

Concept 1B ext ends f r om St age 1 of t he Sout hw est Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r i dor f r om Jubi l ee Avenue over Pembi na
Hi ghw ay on a st r uct ur e j ust nor t h of t he Jubi l ee Avenue Over pass. West of Pembi na Hi ghw ay, t he t r ansi t w ay
al i gnment passes under t w o CN r ai l t r acks (Let el l i er Subdi vi si on and sw i t chi ng t r ack), at w hi ch poi nt Concept
1B (Fi gur e 4) cont i nues w est par al l eli ng Parker Avenue. At t he w est er l y end of t he Par ker Lands t he
al i gnment t ur ns i n a sout h-east er l y di r ect i on, cr osses t he exi st i ng Par ker Avenue and t hen i s l ocat ed w i t hi n
t he M ani t oba Hydr o ri ght -of -w ay unt il i t i nt er sect s t he CN Let el l i er r ai l l i ne, nor t h of Bi shop Gr andi n
Boul evar d. Just sout h of M anahan Avenue, t hi s al ignment cr osses over t w o r ail w ay ser vi ce t r acks and t he CN
Let el l i er subdi vi si on on an over pass st r uct ur e, t ouchi ng dow n on t he east si de of t he Let el l i er Subdi vi si on j ust
nor t h of Pl aza Dr i ve. Fr om t hi s poi nt , t he Concept 1B al i gnment cont i nues sout h al ong t he east si de of t he
CN r ai l l i ne, cr osses Bi shop Gr andi n Boul evar d on an o ver pass, and t er mi nat es at Bi son Dr i ve.

The Concept 1B al i gnment all ow s f or t he U of M t o access t he r api d t r ansi t syst em vi a mul t i pl e access poi nt s,
al ong w i t h al t er nat e ext ensi ons of addi t i onal phases of r api d t r ansi t t o ot her ar eas of sout hw est Wi nni peg,
i ncl udi ng Li nden Woods, Seasons of Tuxedo, Whyt e Ri dge, Kenast on Common and Waver l ey West . Wi t h t he
cur r ent and expect ed gr ow t h of sout hw est Wi nni peg, t hi s i s a l ogi cal ext ensi on of r api d t r ansi t ser vi ces.

The r evi ew and eval uat i on of t he al i gnment opt i ons consi der ed t w o maj or r api d t r ansi t t echnol ogi es: Bus
Rapi d Tr ansi t (BRT) and Li ght Rai l Tr ansi t (LRT). Fr om an oper at i onal per spect i ve, each t echnol ogy can w or k
w i t h any of t he i dent i f i ed al i gnment s. Based on t r ansi t ser vi ce desi gn, t r ansf er of r i der shi p, f l exi bi l i t y of t he
syst em, w al ki ng di st ance t o t he st at i ons, and devel opment densi t y Concept s 1A and 1B ar e seen as bei ng
mor e sui t ed t o BRT w hi l e Concept 2 i s seen as bei ng mor e sui t ed t o LRT.



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10.0 REFEREN CES

Ci t y of Wi nni peg, Our Wi nnipeg (2010)
Ci t y of Wi nni peg, Wi nni peg Tr ansi t -Or ient ed Devel opment Handbook (2011)
Ci t y of Wi nni peg, Compl et e Communi t i es (2011)
Ci t y of Wi nni peg, Wi nni peg Tr anspor t at i on Mast er Plan (2011)
M M M Gr oup Li mi t ed, Tr ansi t Or i ent ed Devel opment Oppor t uni t i es wi t h t he Sout hwest Rapi d Tr ansi t Corr i dor
(2012)
Chr i st opher Baker ’ s 2010 pr act i cum submi t t ed t o t he Uni ver si t y of M ani t oba, Test i ng t he Benef i t s of On-
St r eet Rapid Tr ansi t Ali gnment s: Impli cat ions f or Wi nnipeg’ s Sout hwest Rapi d Tr ansi t Cor r idor (2010)
M cCor mi ck Ranki n M emo t o Wi nni peg Tr ansi t , " Fut ur e Tr i p Tabl e and BRT Net w or k” (Jul y 27, 2005)
Pr ovi nce of M ani t oba, Communi t y Revi t al i zat i on Tax Incr ement Fi nancing Act (2009)

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Appendi x A

Concept 1A, Concept 1B, and Concept 2 Exi st i ng Si t e Phot os


Appendi x A: Exist i ng Si t e Phot os

Phot o 1: Concept 1A - Vi ew l ooki ng west al ongsi de CN mai n l i ne
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°51" 04.065' N 97°10" 08.944' W



Phot o 2: Concept 1B - View l ooki ng east at Par ker/ M anit oba Hydr o Lands
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°50" 57.790' N 97°09" 51.484' W





Appendi x A: Exist i ng Si t e Phot os

Phot o 3: Concept 1A/ 1B Common Al i gnment - Vi ew l ooki ng nort h at Parker Lands Dog Park
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°50" 43.456' N 97°10" 20.161' W


Phot o 4: Concept 1A/ 1B Common Ali gnment – M anit oba Hydr o r ight -of -way at Par ker Lands
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°50" 45.706' N 97°10" 19.944' W


Appendi x A: Exist i ng Si t e Phot os

Phot o 5: Concept 1A/ 1B Common Al i gnment – ATP pat hway connect i ng Seel Ave t o Somervi l l e
Ave
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°50" 30.129' N 97°10" 10.327' W


Phot o 6: Concept 1A/ 1B Common Al i gnment – Bur ied M anit oba Hydr o cabl e al ong M B
Hydr o ROW
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°50" 11.490' N 97°09" 53.639' W


Appendi x A: Exist i ng Si t e Phot os

Phot o 7: Concept 1A/ 1B Common Al i gnment – Vi ew l ooki ng west on McGi l l i vray Bl vd
di vi ded medi an
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°50" 15.871' N 97°09" 54.922' W


Phot o 8: Concept 1A/ 1B Common Al i gnment – Vi ew l ooki ng nort h at Buhl er
Manuf act uri ng parki ng l ot near Cl arence
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°49" 50.310' N 97°09" 35.075' W



Appendi x A: Exist i ng Si t e Phot os

Phot o 9: Concept 1A/ 1B Common Al i gnment – Rai l crossi ng vi ew l ooki ng west t owards
M anit oba Sugar Company
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°49" 36.320' N 97°09" 24.328' W


Phot o 10: Concept 1A/ 1B and Concept 2 Common Al i gnment – View l ooki ng East at
Pr oposed Pl aza St at ion
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°49" 18.885' N 97°09" 21.319' W



Appendi x A: Exist i ng Si t e Phot os

Phot o 11: Concept 1A/ 1B and Concept 2 Common Al i gnment – Vi ew l ooki ng nort h al ong CN
Rai l Bri dge Crossi ng over Bi shop Grandi n Bl vd
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°49" 05.707' N 97°09" 24.546' W


Phot o 12: Concept 1A/ 1B and Concept 2 Common Al i gnment – View l ooki ng East at
proposed Corri dor and That cher Dr i nt ersect i on t horoughf are. Thi s bui l di ng wi l l need t o be
removed f or Uni versi t y Ext ensi on Opt i on U3
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°48" 40.401' N 97°09" 26.249' W




Appendi x A: Exist i ng Si t e Phot os

Phot o 13: Concept 2 – CG Power Syst ems rai l t racks al ong proposed Corri dor
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°50" 41.907' N 97°09" 15.321' W



Phot o 14: Concept 2 – Vi ew l ooki ng Nort h of di t ch adj acent rai l t racks t o t he east
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°49" 32.241' N 97°09" 22.164' W



Appendi x A: Exist i ng Si t e Phot os

Phot o 15: Concept 2 – Vi ew l ooki ng East at t he i nt ersect i on of McGi l l i vray Bl vd and Pembi na
Hwy
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°50" 28.665' N 97°09" 16.946' W


Phot o 16: Concept 2 – View l ooki ng Nor t h at Pr oposed St at i on at McGi l l i vray Bl vd
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°50" 25.900' N 97°09" 16.778' W


Appendi x A: Exist i ng Si t e Phot os

Phot o 17: Concept 1A/ 1B and Concept 2 Common Al i gnment – View l ooki ng Sout h al ong
rai l t racks j ust sout h of Chancel l or Dr
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°48" 48.250' N 97°09" 26.199' W


Phot o 18: Concept 1A/ 1B and Concept 2 Common Al i gnment – Hydro t ransf ormers vi ew
l ooki ng West at i nt ersect i on of M arkham Rd and rai l crossi ng
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°48" 26.678' N 97°09" 27.793' W



Appendi x A: Exist i ng Si t e Phot os

Phot o 19: Concept 1A/ 1B and Concept 2 Common Al i gnment – Vi ew l ooki ng West of
pot ent i al Transi t connect i on st op at Pembi na Vi l l age Shoppi ng Cent re. Thi s i s t he al i gnment
f or t he U3 Uni versi t y Ext ensi on whi ch has been det ermi ned t hat i t i s not f easi bl e
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°48" 50.682' N 97°09" 08.318' W


Phot o 20: Concept 1A/ 1B and Concept 2 Common Al i gnment – Vi ew l ooki ng SW of t he
i nt ersect i on of Pembi na Hwy and M arkham Rd
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°48" 33.286' N 97°09" 12.217' W



Appendi x A: Exist i ng Si t e Phot os

Phot o 21: Concept 1A/ 1B and Concept 2 Common Al i gnment – View l ooki ng East at
Pr oposed Pl aza St at ion
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°49" 18.160' N 97°09" 23.402' W



Photo 22: Concept 1A/ 1B and Concept 2 Common Al i gnment – Vi ew l ooki ng sout h at Bi son
Dr and rai l crossi ng
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°48" 05.784' N 97°09" 29.892' W




Appendi x A: Exist i ng Si t e Phot os

Phot o 23: Concept 1A/ 1B and Concept 2 Common Al i gnment – Transi t bus t ravel i ng
nort hbound on Uni versi t y Crescent
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°48" 31.401' N 97°08" 27.760' W


Phot o 24: Concept 1A/ 1B and Concept 2 Common Al i gnment – Vi ew l ooki ng East at f ormer
Sout hwood Gol f Course f or proposed Transi t St at i on near Invest ors Group Fi el d
GPS Coordi nat es: 49°48" 38.589' N 97°08" 50.060'


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Appendi x B

Summar y of Consul t at i on M eet i ngs hel d w i t h M aj or St akehol der s
(Shi ndi co Devel opment s, Gem Equi t ies Inc., M ani t oba Hydr o, CN Rai l , and
Ci t y of Wi nni peg Wat er and Wast e)




ATTENDEES PARKER/ M ANITOBA HYDRO LANDS
CONCEPT 1A – CITY of Wi nni peg Lands, CONCEPT 1B – GEM Equi t i es Inc. Lands
CN RAIL LETELLIER SUBDIVISION
CONCEPT 2
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Depar t ment Tr ansmi ssi on
Di st r i but i on Communi cat i on
M ost of t he ROW i s i n use by M ani t oba Hydr o and i t i s unl i kel y t hat M ani t oba Hydr o w oul d ever sel l any of t h ei r
cor r i dor , most l y due t o t he di f f i cul t y i n f i ndi ng l and f or gr ow i ng i nf r ast r uct ur e.
Ther e ar e cur r ent l y t hr ee t r ansmi ssi on t ow er s i n t he cor r i dor and a f our t h i s pl anned. Four t h l i ne i s w i t hi n t he 20 year
f or ecast and a r econst r u ct i on of t he 2 east er l y l i nes i s expect ed w i t hi n a 5 year t i me f r ame, budget s al l ow i ng.
Ther e ar e sever al Secondar y Land Use Agr eement s on t he l and now , most l y paved par ki ng l ot s. They ar e gener al l y f i ve
year s t er ms w i t h a 10 year r enewal opt i on. Lar ger user s ar e Buhl er and Chur ch of t he Rock.
New Use Agr eement s cont i nue t o be submi t t ed and a new pol i cy w i l l need t o be consi der ed i n or der t o cease t hi s
pr act i ce i n t he i mmedi at e f ut ur e.
The l and coul d be shar ed w i t h t he t r ansi t w ay, but t her e can be no di sr upt i on of M ani t oba Hydr o oper at i ons,
mai nt enance and new i nf r ast r uct ur e r equi r ement s. Al l cost s must be cover ed by t he Ci t y.
Lar ge st r uct ur es ar e no t per mi t t ed i n t he ROW.
M ani t oba Hydr o w i l l al w ays r equi r e 24/ 7 access t o t hei r i nf r ast r uct ur e f or mai nt enance.
Emer gency si t uat i ons r equi r i ng access t o M ani t oba Hydr o i nf r ast r uct ur e coul d r esul t i n i mpact t o t r ansi t way i f l ocat e
w i t hi n M ani t oba Hydr o r i ght -of -w ay.
No M ani t oba Hydr o l and obvi ousl y i mpact ed, but sam e
posi t i on w i l l appl y f or any M ani t oba Hydr o ROW.
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M i chel l e Ri char d – Di r ect or , Campus
Pl anni ng and Real Est at e
Do not suppor t access f r om pr oposed t r ansi t w ay al ong Chancel l or M at heson al i gnment as addi t i onal t r anspor t at i on
i nf r ast r uct ur e wi l l j eopar di ze t he her i t age val ue of U of M ’ s gat eway. Al so, Smar t Par k wi l l cont i nue t o be l ow densi t y
empl oyment l ands i n t he f ut ur e and wi l l not cr eat e TOD oppor t u ni t y. It i s a ci r cui t ous r ou t e t o t he st adi um st at i on.
Access al i gnment s f r om t he pr oposed t r ansi t way t hr ou gh Ol d Sout hw ood Gol f Cour se Lands w i t h st at i on w est of
st adi um i s a mor e di r ect r out e i nt o U of M . It wi l l f aci l i t at e TOD and set t he char act er of t he new mi xed-use
nei ghbour hood, al so openi ng up addi t i onal st at i on oppor t uni t y f or Pembi na Hi ghw ay commer ci al i nt ensi t y. It of f er s
t he uni que oppor t u ni t y t o demonst r at e a t r ul y Compl et e St r eet and t r anspor t at i on syst em (r api d t r ansi t , cycl i st ,
pedest r i an, and r oadway) desi gned f r om t he ou t set as a f ul l y i nt egr at ed par t of a new mi xed use communi t y and a
new st at e-of -t he-ar t ent r anceway t o t he U of M .
Uni ver si t y Cr escent cur r ent l y i ncl udes mul t i pl e t r avel modes, i ncl udi ng hi gh pedest r i an and cycl e act i vi t y, i ncr easi ng
pot ent i al conf l i ct s on a ROW no t desi gned f or al l modes. It i s ant i ci pat ed t hat t he exi st i ng nei ghbour hood w i l l not
suppor t an access f r om t he pr oposed t r ansi t way t o t he U of M al ong Uni ver si t y Cr escent as t r af f i c i s al r eady an i ssue.
Lost opp or t uni t y cost s must be a f act or i n t he anal ysi s.
The bi ggest i ssue f or t he U of M i s t he need f or a l evel of cer t ai nt y on t he access as soon as possi bl e so t hat t hei r
pl anni ng f or t he devel opment of t he Ol d Sout hw ood Gol f Cour se Lands can be u nder t aken.
As Concept 1 and Con cept 2 have i dent i cal al i gnment s
sout h of Bi shop Gr andi n Boul evar d, t he same comment s
as document ed f or Con cept 1 appl y t o Concept 2
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Indi f f er ent t o Let el l i er or M ani t oba Hydr o ROW al i gnment . Just needs t o know so t hat t he pl anni ng of t hei r
devel opment can pr oceed.
Pr ef er s t he sout h al i gnment (Concept 1B) t hr ough Ci t y and M ani t oba Hydr o l and i f M ani t oba Hydr o cor r i dor i s
consi der ed. Nor t h al i gnment (Concept 1A) makes much of hi s l and unusabl e.
Geomet r y of Concept 1A al so r emoves nor t hw est and nor t heast cor ner of Gem Equi t i es Inc.’ s l and f r om devel opment
oppor t uni t y.
The St er l i ng Lyon Par kw ay – Beaumont St r eet connect makes Concept 1B vi abl e. Ot her w i se Gem Equi t i es Inc.’ s l and i s
l and l ocked.
Indi f f er ent t o Let el l i er or Par ker / M ani t oba Hydr o ROW
al i gnment . Just needs t o know .


ATTENDEES PARKER/ M ANITOBA HYDRO LANDS
CONCEPT 1A – CITY of Wi nni peg Lands, CONCEPT 1B – GEM Equi t i es Inc. Lands
CN RAIL LETELLIER SUBDIVISION
CONCEPT 2
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John Pear son
Just i n Zar now ski
St at e no i nt er est i n pedest r i an/ cycl e connect i on t o t r ansi t way t hat may be avai l abl e wi t h Opt i on 1A. I f anyt hi ng, Ci t y
woul d have t o bui l d i t .
Quest i ons densi t y oppor t uni t i es al ong M ani t oba Hydr o
cor r i dor and sees bet t er oppor t u ni t i es f or commer ci al
i nt ensi f i cat i on al ong Let ell i er ali gnment .
Caut i ons di f f i cul t y sor t i ng t hr ough devel opment i ssues
w i t h M ani t oba Hydr o. Took 18 year s f or Tayl or Lands.
Bel i eves above gr ound LRT al ong Let el l i er i s a bet t er
opt i on.
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CN not ed t hat t he l engt h of CN t r acks af f ect ed by ei t her Concept 1A or 1B i s si gni f i cant l y l ess t han Concept 2.
CN i ndi cat ed t hat a t r ansi t way al i gnment par al l el i ng t he Let el l i er l i ne was st i l l an opt i on as l ong as t hei r over al l
oper at i on w as seaml ess, w as not i nt er r upt ed, and t hat CN woul d not have any f i nanci al r esponsi bl e f or st r uct ur es or
mai nt enance of t hese st r uct ur es.
CN i ndi cat ed t hat f or a t r ansi t way al i gnment al ong t he Let el l i er subdi vi si on t hat t hei r t r ack r el ocat i on w or k w oul d need
t o be car r i ed out i n advance of any t r ansi t way w or k t aki ng pl ace. Thei r oper at i ons woul d need t o be up and r unni ng
pr i or t o any Ci t y const r uct i on w or k.
CN has no pl ans t o r educe t hei r l ong t er m oper at i ons al ong t he Let el l i er subdi vi si on l i ne.
Si gnage/ Si gnal s at al l r ai l way/ t r ansi t way cr ossi ngs wi t h publ i c st r eet s w er e di scussed. Al t hough no such cr ossi ngs exi st
i n M ani t oba, ot her si mi l ar cr ossi ngs exi st at ot her l ocat i ons acr oss Canada.
Ani t a Fl emi ng i s t he cont act at CN f or pr oper t y i ssues and agr eement s. A CN/ Ci t y of Wi nni peg agr eement exi st s f or a
shar ed r i ght -of -w ay and Ani t a shoul d be cont act ed f or t hi s i nf or mat i on.
CN not ed t hat t hey have a pr ef er ence of over passes of t hei r t r acks r at her t han under passes as t hi s i s l ess di sr upt i ve t o
CN oper at i ons.
CN comment s f or Concept 2 wer e i dent i cal t o Con cept 1
al i gnment s wi t h t he expect at i on t hat t he Concept 2
al i gnment woul d r equi r e si gni f i cant l y mor e CN t r ack
r el ocat i on and t her ef or e mor e expense.
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Ci t y conf i r med t hat t hey have a 66” exi st i ng aqueduct l ocat ed appr oxi mat el y 31m east of t he west pr oper t y l i ne of t he
exi st i ng M ani t oba Hydr o r i ght -of w ay (t ot al M ani t oba Hydr o Cor r i dor wi dt h appr oxi mat el y 126m).
Ci t y conf i r med t hat t hey have a 24- 30” f eeder mai n l ocat ed appr oxi mat el y 57m east of t he w est pr oper t y l i ne of t he
exi st i ng M ani t oba Hydr o r i ght -of w ay (t ot al M ani t oba Hydr o Cor r i dor wi dt h appr oxi mat el y 126m).
Ci t y i ndi cat ed t hat as l ong as an anal yze of t he exi st i ng aqueduct and f eeder mai n w as car r i ed out at any l ocat i ons wer e
t he pr oposed t r ansi t way w as i n cl ose pr oxi mi t y or cr ossed t hei r i nf r ast r uct ur e and t hat mi t i gat i ve measur es wer e
addr essed t hat t hey di d n ot see a pr obl em wi t h t he pr oposed t r ansi t way w or ks.
For any f l y-over or over pass wi t hi n t he M ani t oba Hydr o Cor r i dor mor e pr ot ect i ve wor k or i nnovat i ve const r u ct i on
st r at egi es woul d need t o be i nvest i gat ed as an embankment l ocat ed on t op of t hese f aci l i t i es i s not pr ef er r ed
A Concept 2 t r ansi t way al i gnment woul d not i mpact
ei t her t he Ci t y aqueduct or f eeder mai n
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AECOM speci al i zes i n aqueduct and f eeder mai n w or k f or t he Ci t y of Wi nni peg.
Concept 1 al i gnment s, w i t hi n t he Hydr o r i ght -of -way, w er e r evi ew ed wi t h AECOM and t hey i ndi cat ed t hat t hey di dn’ t
t hi nk t hat t her e wer e any maj or con cer ns i n const r uct i ng a t r ansi t way as i t r el at ed t o pr ot ect i ng t he Ci t y aqueduct
and/ or f eeder mai n.
If a 1:1 di st ance i s mai nt ai ned aw ay f r om t he Ci t y under gr ound f aci l i t y t hen const r u ct i on equi pment and vi br at or y
equi pment coul d be used f or r oadw ay w or ks.
Any cr ossi ngs of t he Ci t y i nf r ast r uct ur e woul d r equi r e an i nvest i gat i on of t he exi st i ng pi pi ng and possi bl e pr ot ect i on
wor ks pr i or t o any t r ansi t way w or ks t aki ng pl ace.
No Ci t y aqueduct or f eeder mai n exi st w i t hi n Concept 2.
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Appendi x C

Publ i c Consul t at i on and Open House Document at i on

September 4, 2012
INVITATION TO PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE
Re: Southwest Transitway Stage 2 Alignment
On behalf of the City of Winnipeg, we invite you to attend an Open
House to review and provide feedback on the alignment options
proposed for the Southwest Transitway Stage 2 Alignment. These
options were identified in the Winnipeg Transportation Master Plan,
approved by Council November 16, 2011 (Map 5 from the plan on
reverse). You can find the full Winnipeg Transportation Master Plan
at http://transportation.speakupwinnipeg.com/.
The Open House will be held twice, the first on Wednesday
September 19 and repeated on Saturday September 22, 2012. The
Open House will be a drop-in format so feel free to come any time
between the times listed below and speak with the project team. The
conceptual alignments and the pros and cons of each, proposed for the
Southwest Transitway Stage 2 Alignment, will be displayed.
Open House 1 Open House 2
If you are unable to attend the Open House but would like information
on the project please visit www.winnipeg.ca or contact Jacqueline
East at Dillon Consulting Limited (204) 453-2301 or jeast@dillon.ca.
Wednesday September 19, 2012
3:00 PM – 8:00 PM
(Drop-in Format)
Holiday Inn Winnipeg South
1330 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Saturday September 22, 2012
9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
(Drop-in Format)
Holiday Inn Winnipeg South
1330 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg, Manitoba
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We invit e you t o aend a Publ ic Open House t o review and provi de f eedback on t he
al i gnment possi bi li es f or t he Sout hwest Transi t way St age 2.



PU BLI C O PEN H O U SE
Sout hwest Transit way
St age 2 Alignment
W h e r e
Holi day Inn Sout h
1330 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg, Manit oba

W h e n
Wednesday Sept ember 19
3:00 PM — 8:00 PM (dr op-i n f ormat )

and

Sat ur day Sept ember 22
9:00 AM—2:00 PM (drop-i n f ormat )
Fo r m o r e i n f o r m a o n p l e a se v i si t
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SEPTEM BER 19 AND 22, 2012
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE
Sout hwest Tr ansi t way
St age 2 Al i gnment
To gat her and analyze engineer ing, f inancial and communit y
infor mat ion about t he Sout hwest Transit way St age 2
alignment opt ions ident i f ied in t he Winni peg Mast er
Transport at ion Plan in order t o est ablish t he best alignment
opt ion.
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Thi s st udy i s:
a compr ehensi ve eval uat i on of t he Let el l i er versus t he Hydro
Cor ri dor al i gnment opt i ons and wi l l ser ve as t he t echni cal , f i nanci al
and communi t y due di l i gence requi red t o conf i r m t he f ut ur e
al ignment .
Thi s st udy i s n o t :
a pr eli mi nar y engi neer i ng repor t for any one or bot h al i gnment s.
a budget ar y commi t ment t o proceed wi t h St age 2 of t he Sout hwest
Transi t way.
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The st udy det ails t he pr imar y alignment opt ions f or t he ext ension
of t he Sout hwest Tr ansit way f r om t he sout h end of t he For t Rouge
Yards:
The H y d r o Co r r i d o r al i gnment r uns west f r om Pembi na t hrough t he Par ker
Lands t hen sout h t hr ough t he M anit oba Hydro Cor r i dor t hat divi des t he
For t Gar r y Indust r ial ar ea f r om t he Beaumont and Maybank resident i al
nei ghbour hoods. There ar e t wo var i at ions of t his al ignment , one t hr ough
t he nor t h par t of Par ker Lands and one t hrough t he sout h par t of Par ker
Lands.
The Le t e l l i e r ali gnment r uns sout h along t he west side of Pembi na on t he
east side of t he Let ell ier CN Rai l r i ght -of -way, behind t he Pembina Highway
businesses f r om t he Pembi na Under pass t o McGil li vr ay and t hen t hr ough
t he middl e of t he Maybank nei ghbour hood.
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Bot h concept s are t he same wher e t he Hydro cor r i dor j oi ns
t he CN Rai l ri ght -of -way i n t he vi ci ni t y of t he Sugar Beet
Lands.
Sout h of t he Sugar Beet Lands, bot h concept s proceed
sout h t o Bi son Dri ve al ong t he CN Rai l ri ght -of -way.
Ei t her al i gnment opens several opt i ons t o access t he f ut ure
st at i on at Invest ors Group Fi el d (t he new St adi um at t he
Uni versi t y of M ani t oba).
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Charact er i st i cs:
More oppor t uni t ies for t ransi t -or i ent ed devel opment ;
Wi ll requi re Par ker Land pr i vat e proper t ies;
Less nei ghbour hood impact ;
Easy t o accommodat e act i ve t ransport at i on;
Fast er operat i ng speeds (80km/ hr );
Si gni f i cant posi t ive t ax i mpl i cat ions due t o f ut ur e new t ransi t -
or ient ed devel opment oppor t unit ies;
Longer di st ance on a dedicat ed cor r idor ;
Maj or negot iat ions wi t h Mani t oba Hydro requi red; and,
Pot ent ial impact on users of Par ker land dog par k, wet land, and
Hydro cor r idor par ki ng lot s and gardens.
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Concept 1A t r avel s t hr ough t he Par ker / Hydr o Lands al ongsi de CN’ s mai n l i ne, t hen shi f t s and i s l ocat ed w i t hi n t he M ani t oba Hydr o r i ght -of w ay unt i l i t
agai n meet s w i t h t he exi st i ng CN t rack, nor t h of Bi shop Gr andi n w i t h no CN t rack r el ocat i on r equi r ed. Fr om her e t he al i gnment cont i nues sout h al ong
t he east si de of t he CN r ai l l i ne t o Bi son Dr i ve. Concept 1A and 1B have t he same al i gnment f r om Par ker Avenue t o Bi son Dr i ve.
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Charact er i st i cs:
More oppor t uni t ies for t ransi t -or i ent ed devel opment ;
Fewer pr i vat e proper t i es requi r ed t herefore l ower l and cost s;
Less nei ghbour hood impact ;
Easy t o accommodat e act i ve t ranspor t at i on;
Fast er operat i ng speeds (80km/ hr );
Si gni f i cant posi t ive t ax i mpl i cat i ons due t o f ut ure new t ransi t -
or ient ed development oppor t unit ies;
Longer di st ance on a dedi cat ed cor r idor ;
Maj or negot i at ions wi t h Manit oba Hydro requi red; and,
Pot ent ial impact on users of vacant Par ker land and Hydro cor r idor.
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Concept 1B t r avel s t hr ough t he Par ker / Hydr o Lands par al l el i ng Par ker Avenue and t hen shi f t s and i s l ocat ed w i t hi n t he Hydr o ri ght -of w ay unt i l i t agai n
meet s w i t h t he exi st i ng CN t rack, nor t h of Bi shop Gr andi n w i t h no CN t r ack r el ocat i on r equi r ed. Fr om her e t he al i gnment cont i nues sout h al ong t he east
si de of t he CN r ai l l i ne t o Bi son Dr i ve. Concept 1A and 1B have t he same al i gnment s f r om Par ker Avenue t o Bi son Dr i ve.
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Charact er i st i cs:
Shor t er, mor e di r ect di st ance;
Mor e ser vi ce along Pembi na Highway;
Mor e t ransit access for r esidences in t he Maybank neighbour hood;
Mor e at -gr ade int er sect ions t o cr oss, signi f i cant l y impact i ng t r af f i c on
crossi ng st reet s;
No r oom for co-l ocat ed act i ve t r anspor t at ion;
Negot i at ions and r elocat i on of CN t r acks r equir ed;
Lower r unni ng speeds (~60km/ hr );
No oppor t unit y f or f ut ur e f ul l oper at ional buil d-out ;
Immediat e commer cial and r esident i al pr oper t y i mpact s wit h signif icant
pr oper t y cost s;
Reduced i ncr ement al t ax benef i t s t o t he Ci t y due t o fewer new
oppor t uni t i es f or t ransi t -or i ent ed devel opment ; and,
Higher over all cost (const r uct ion and pr oper t y).
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Concept 2 depar t s f r om St age 1 of t he Sout hw est Tr ansi t w ay at Jubi l ee Avenue and f ol l ow s t he CN Rai l Li ne f r om t he end of St age 1 t o Bi son Dr i ve.
Thi s opt i on r equi r es t he r el ocat i on of t he CN Rai l Li ne 9. 0 m i n a w est er l y di r ect i on.
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Comparison Cr iteria
Parker Lands and Manitoba Hydro
(Concept 1 A)
Parker Lands and Manitoba Hydro
(Concept 1 B)
CN Let el lier Subdivision
(Concept 2 )
Di stance on Dedicated Corridor 7500m 7040m 6020m
Tot al Length of Struct ures (m)
612 m– Base
753m – Wi th Build-out
612m – Base
774m – Wi th Build-out
172 m– Base
172 m– No opportunities for Build-out
At Gr ade Gate Controlled
Int ersections wit hin Corridor
7 – Base
5 – With Bui ld-out
7 – Base
5 – With Bui ld-out
12 – Base
Dr ainage
• Poor drainage
• Lots of land avail able to
accommodate ditches or ponds.
• Poor drainage
• Lots of land avail able to
accommodate ditches or ponds.
• Dif ficult drainage with limited
property.
• Requires piped storm sewers.
Accommodat i on of Multiple Modes
(Active Transport ation, Park n’ Ride)
• AT can be accommodated
• Potential Park n’ Rides near Fort
Garry Industrial Park and Bi shop
Grandin
• AT can be accommodated
• Potential Park n’ Rides near Fort
Garry Industrial Park and Bi shop
Grandin
• AT cannot be accommodated
• Potential Park n’ Ride at Bi shop
Grandin only.
Ant icipated Running Speed
• North of Bi shop Grandin 80 km/ hr
• South of Bishop Grandin 80 km/ hr
• North of Bi shop Grandin 80 km/ hr
• South of Bishop Grandin 80 km/ hr
• North of Bi shop Grandin 60 km/ hr
• South of Bishop Grandin 80 km/ hr
Existing and Future Ridership
Existing
• Minimal riders
• Good connectivity to Linden
Woods, Seasons of Tuxedo and
Whyt e Ridge.
Future
• Increased riders through Parker
lands development.
Existing
• Minimal riders
• Good connectivity to Linden
Woods, Seasons of Tuxedo, and
Whyt e Ridge.
Future
• Increased riders through Parker
lands development.
Existing
• Li mited connectivity to north
portion of Linden Woods and
Seasons of Tuxedo.
Future
• Limited opportunities for growth
along corridor.
• Potential for high density
commerci al along Pembina.
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Comparison Cr it eria
Parker Lands and Manitoba
Hydro (Concept 1 A)
Parker Lands and Manitoba
Hydro (Concept 1 B)
CN Let ellier Subdivision
(Concept 2 )
Pr oject Phasing
• Land avail able for efficient
phasing.
• Aqueduct and Feedermain
eval uati on and protection
necessary.
• Manitoba Hydro clearances
required.
• Land avai labl e for efficiency of
phasing.
• Aqueduct and Feedermain
protection may be required.
• Manitoba Hydro clearances
required.
• CN track relocation necessary
prior to construction.
Di sruptions t o Traffic and Property
Owners (i.e. closure and noise)
• Limited noise and traffic impact. • Limited noise and traffic impact.
• Increased noi se and traffic
impact.
Complexity/ Feasibility of Land
Assembly
• Complex land negotiati ons.
• Maj or aqueduct and feedermain
exist within Manitoba Hydro
right-of-way.
• Complex land negotiati ons.
• Maj or aqueduct and feedermain
exist within Manitoba Hydro
right-of-way.
• Complex land negotiati ons.
• CN track relocation.
• Potential expropriation of
residential properties.
LRT/ BRTCompatible • Yes • Yes • Yes
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Comparison Cr it eria
Parker Lands and Manitoba Hydro
(Concept 1 A)
Parker Lands and Manitoba
Hydro (Concept 1 B)
CN Let ellier Subdivision
(Concept 2 )
Ecol ogically Significant Nat ural
Lands
• Runs through A Quality Aspen.
• May isol ate and protect A Quali ty Wetland.
• Limi ted impact on natural areas at south
end of pl an.
• Runs through A Quality Aspen.
• Limi ted impact on natural areas
at south end of pl an.
• Natural areas not present along
rai lway.
Environmentall y Impact ed Lands
• Potential for impact near CN lines.
• Impacted sites exist outside of alignment.
• Potential impact near CN lines.
• Impacted si tes exist outsi de of
al ignment.
• Potential impact at CN line.
• Close proximity to industrial
property.
Gr eenspace
• Existing greenspace provides amenity and
connectivity to Corridor:
• Parker / Summervill e buffer
• Farwel l Bay Greenspace and Marshall
Crescent Park
• Chancell or / CN buffer
• Coupl e of active Community Gardens
south of McGillvray could be relocated.
• Parker Tot Lot could be impacted.
• 10 – 15 Community Gardeners
may be impacted but alignment
could accommodate if adj usted
slightly.
• Coupl e of active Community
Gardens south of McGillvray
could be relocated.
• Waller Park west side of Letelli er
could be impact
Ecol ogically Significant Nat ural
Lands
• Runs through A Quality Aspen.
• May isol ate and protect A Quali ty Wetland.
• Limited impact.
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Comparison Cr it eria
Parker Lands and Manitoba
Hydro (Concept 1 A)
Parker Lands and Manitoba
Hydro (Concept 1 B)
CN Let ellier Subdivision
(Concept 2 )
Di sruption t o Community
• Potential loss of service for both
residential and commercial
(transit diverted away from
Pembina).
• Good connectivity (Maybank)
• Poor connectivity (Beaumont).
• Increased noise (Beaumont and
Maybank)
• Potential relocated dog park.
• Potential loss of service for both
residential and commercial
(transit diverted away from
Pembina).
• Good connectivity (Maybank)
• Poor connectivity (Beaumont)
• Increased noise from corridor
(Beaumont and Maybank).
• Potential relocated dog park.
• Potential loss of Pembina service
south of McGi llvary (transit
diverted away from Pembina).
• Increased noise to residential
along corridor.
• Increased dist ance for Crescent
Park access.
• Increased traffic through Maybank
and Beaumont.
Community Amenity and Opport unity
• Service to 5 of the City’ s Major
Redevelopment Sites.
• Consumes significant land in
Parker neighbourhood.
• Room to create Park n’ Rides and
mixed use development.
• Service to 5 of the City’ s Major
Redevelopment Sites.
• Room to create Park n’ Rides and
mixed use development.
• Service to 4 of the City’ s Major
Redevelopment Sites.
• Limited service to Parker Lands.
• Encourages redevelopment along
Pembina.
• Better connectivity to residential,
commercial, institutional.
• Limited opportunity for mixed used
development.
Connectivity t o Nearby Communit ies
• Increased service for north of
Beaumont.
• Direct access to Fort Garry
Industrial Park and employment
area.
• Good connectivity to Linden
Woods, Whyte Ridge, Kenaston
Common via Bishop Grandin.
• Increased service north of
Beaumont.
• Direct access to Fort Garry
Industrial Park and employment
area.
• Good connectivity to Linden
Woods and Seasons
• Improved transit for Maybank, but
limited to other residential.
• Excellent connectivity to Pembina.
• Limited opportunities for new
development.
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Comparison Cr it eria
Parker Lands and Manitoba
Hydro (Concept 1 A)
Parker Lands and Manitoba
Hydro (Concept 1 B)
CN Let ellier Subdivision
(Concept 2 )
Relat ive Preliminary Construction
Costs
Base – Highest
(Build-out* - Highest)
Base – Higher
(Build-out* - Higher)
Base – High
(Build-out* – not possible)
Relat ive Estimat ed Costs Associated
wi t h Land Acquisit ion
$ $ $$$$$
Relat ive Incremental Tax Revenue
f r om Transit Orient ed Development
(TOD)
$$$ $$$ $
Relat ive Estimat ed Overall Cost
Base- - Higher
(Build-out* – Highest)
Base - High
(Build-out* – Higher)
Base – Highest
(Build-out* – not possible)
* Build out is t he pot ent ial f or gr ade separ at ed int er sect ions.
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1. Conf ir m alignment
2. Prepare f or and desi gn f ut ure st ages
Funct ional desi gn
Det ai l ed desi gn
Land acquisi t ion
Const r uct ion
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Communi t y Linkages (connecons
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services, park n’ rides, et c.)
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Pr oper t y (impact on exisng propert y,
land acquision)
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Nei ghbour hood (impact on
neighbourhoods, closures, noise, t rac,
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Busi ness (i mpact on businesses,
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Oper aons (speed, acve
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Const r ucon (project phasing,
disrupons to t rac, f easibilit y, et c.)
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Appendi x D

M at r i x Eval uat ion of Al i gnment Concept s

APPENDI X D – COMPARI SON OF ALI GNMENTS

COMPARISON CRITERIA CONCEPT 1A – PARKER/ MANITOBA HYDRO LANDS
PARALLELING CN WEST RAIL LINE
CONCEPT 1B – PARKER/ MANITOBA HYDRO LANDS
PARALLELING PARKER AVENUE
CONCEPT 2 – CN LETELLIER SUBDIVISION
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Descri pt i on of Al i gnment


Concept 1A depar t s f r om St age 1 of t he Sou t hw est
Tr ansi t way at Jubi l ee Avenue, cr osses over Pembi na Hi ghway
on a st r u ct ur e j ust nor t h of t he Jubi l ee Over pass and
cont i nues w est al ongsi de CN Rai l ' s mai n l i ne wi t hi n
M ani t oba Hydr o/ GEM Equi t i es Inc.’ s r i ght -of -way.

At Beaumont St r eet , t hi s r oadway i s ext ended i n a nor t h and
t hen w est er l y di r ect i on t o t i e i nt o Hur st Way. Thi s al l ows
cont i nuous access t o t he west as wel l as any pot ent i al
devel opment t o t he nor t h. At Hur st Way, Concept 1A t ur ns
sout h and cont i nues al ong t he M ani t oba Hydr o r i ght -of -way.
It cont i nues i n a sout h east er l y di r ect i on and cr osses t o t he
east si de of t he Let el l i er CN Rai l subdi vi si on bef or e
cont i nui ng sout h al ong t he CN r ai l t o Bi son Dr i ve. Ther e ar e
pot ent i al of f shoot s acr oss Pembi na Hi ghw ay t o t he
Uni ver si t y of M ani t oba.



Si mi l ar t o Concept 1A, 1B depar t s f r om St age 1 of t he
Sout hw est Tr ansi t way at Jubi l ee Avenue and cr osses o ver
Pembi na Hi ghway on a st r uct ur e j ust nor t h of t he Jubi l ee
Over pass. At t hi s poi nt , how ever , i t cont i nues w est al ongsi de
Par ker Avenue wi t hi n M ani t oba Hydr o/ GEM Equi t i es Inc.’ s
r i ght -of -way. At Beaumont St r eet , t hi s r oadw ay i s ext ended
i n a nor t h and t hen w est er l y di r ect i on t o t i e i nt o Hur st Way.
Thi s al l ow s cont i nuous access t o t he w est as w el l as any
pot ent i al devel opment t o t he nor t h. East of Hur st Way, t he
al i gnment conver ges wi t h 1A, t ur ns sout h and cont i nues al ong
t he M ani t oba Hydr o r i ght of w ay.

The r emai nder of t he al i gnment f ol l ow s t he same pat h as 1A.


Concept 2 depar t s f r om St age 1 of t he Sout hw est Tr ansi t way
at Jubi l ee Avenue t hen i mmedi at el y cr osses over Pembi na
Hi ghway on a st r uct ur e j ust nor t h of t he Jubi l ee Over pass,
par al l el i ng t he CN r ai l Let el l i er Sub-di vi si on on t he east si de
sout h t o Bi son Dr i ve.

Ther e ar e pot ent i al of f shoot s acr oss Pembi na Hi ghway t o
t he Uni ver si t y of M ani t oba.
COMPARISON CRITERIA CONCEPT 1A – PARKER/ MANITOBA HYDRO LANDS
PARALLELING CN WEST RAIL LINE
CONCEPT 1B – PARKER/ MANITOBA HYDRO LANDS
PARALLELING PARKER AVENUE
CONCEPT 2 – CN LETELLIER SUBDIVISION
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Di st ance on Dedi cat ed Corri dor 7500 7040 6020
Tot al Lengt h of St ruct ures (m)
612 – Base

753 – Wi t h Bui l d-out
612 – Base

774 – Wi t h Bui l d-out
172 – Base

172 – No oppor t uni t i es f or Bui l d-out
At Grade Gat e Cont rol l ed Int ersect i ons
wi t hi n Corri dor
7 – Base

5 – Wi t h Bui l d-out
7 – Base

5 – Wi t h Bui l d-out
12 – Base
Maxi mum Vert i cal Grades at St ruct ures 4% 4% 4%
Drai nage
Ar ea i s not wel l dr ai ned. Lot s of l and avai l abl e t o
accommodat e l i near di t ches or ponds wi t h di schar ge t o
Ci t y sew er syst em.
Ar ea i s not wel l dr ai ned. Lot s of l and avai l abl e t o
accommodat e l i near di t ches or ponds wi t h di schar ge t o
Ci t y sew er syst em.
Di f f i cul t dr ai nage due t o r est r i ct ed pr oper t y r equi r i ng
pi ped st or m sewer s f or a maj or i t y of t he cor r i dor l engt h.
Accommodat i on of Mul t i pl e Modes
(Act i ve Transport at ion and Par k n’ Ride)
Si gni f i cant avai l abl e l and t o accommodat e AT
Fut ur e t r ansi t over passes coul d be bui l t t o accommodat e
AT w her e r equi r ed.
Land f or Par k n’ Ri de avai l abl e near For t Gar r y Indust r i al
Par k and M cGi l l i vr ay Boul evar d.
Pot ent i al f or Par k n’ Ri de at Bi shop Gr andi n.
Si gni f i cant avai l abl e l and t o accommodat e AT.
Fut ur e t r ansi t over passes coul d be bui l t t o accommodat e
AT w her e r equi r ed.
Land f or Par k n’ Ri de avai l abl e near For t Gar r y Indust r i al
Par k and M cGi l l i vr ay Boul evar d.
Pot ent i al f or Par k n’ Ri de at Bi shop Gr andi n.
CN r i ght -of way does not accommodat e w est er l y
connect i on f r om Pembi na / Jubi l ee i nt er change, as
desi r ed by Bi ke t o t he Fut ur e.
Land i s t oo const r ai ned t o accommodat e AT.
No si gni f i cant Par k n’ Ri de avai l abl e nor t h of Bi shop
Gr andi n.
Pot ent i al f or Par k n’ Ri de at Bi shop Gr andi n.
Ant icipat ed Running Speed
Nor t h of Bi shop Gr andi n – 80 km/ hr based on di st ance
bet w een st at i ons, gr ade separ at i on f r om maj or cr oss
st r eet s, and gener ous cl ear zone.
Sout h of Bi shop Gr andi n – 80 km/ hr based on di st ance
bet w een st at i ons, gr ade separ at i on f r om maj or cr oss
st r eet s, and gener ous cl ear zone.
Nor t h of Bi shop Gr andi n – 80 km/ hr based on di st ance
bet w een st at i ons, gr ade separ at i on f r om maj or cr oss
st r eet s, and gener ous cl ear zone.
Sout h of Bi shop Gr andi n – 80 km/ hr based on di st ance
bet w een st at i ons, gr ade separ at i on f r om maj or cr oss
st r eet s, and gener ous cl ear zone.
Nor t h of Bi shop Gr andi n – 60km/ hr based on cl oser
pr oxi mi t y of st at i ons, mul t i pl e at -gr ade cont r ol l ed
i nt er sect i ons, and l i mi t ed cont r ol of u naut hor i zed
cr ossi ngs of t he cor r i dor .
Sout h of Bi shop Gr andi n – 80 km/ hr based on di st ance
bet w een st at i ons, gr ade separ at i on f r om maj or cr oss
st r eet s, and gener ous cl ear zone..
Exi st i ng and Fut ure Ri dershi p
Exi st i ng:
No r i der s i n Par ker l ands unt i l devel opment .
Low densi t y r esi dent i al and medi um densi t y
i ndust r i al adj acent t o cor r i dor .
Bet t er connect i vi t y t o Li nden Woods, Seasons of
Tuxedo and Whyt e Ri dge over Let el l i er .
Pr oposed:
Par ker l ands has oppor t uni t y of si gni f i cant
r i der shi p and mode shar e as a TOD.
Exi st i ng:
M i ni mal r i der s i n Par ker l ands unt i l devel opment .
Low densi t y r esi dent i al and medi um densi t y
i ndust r i al adj acent t o cor r i dor .
Bet t er connect i vi t y t o Li nden Woods, Seasons of
Tuxedo and Whyt e Ri dge over Let el l i er .
Pr oposed:
Par ker l ands has oppor t uni t y of si gni f i cant
r i der shi p and mode shar e as a TOD.
Exi st i ng:
Low densi t y r esi dent i al and commer ci al adj acent
t o cor r i dor .
Li mi t ed connect i vi t y t o nor t h por t i on of Li nden
Woods and Seasons of Tuxedo.
Pr oposed:
Li mi t ed oppor t uni t y f or f ut ur e densi f i cat i on
al ong cor r i dor . i .e. A f ew vacant pr oper t i es.
Pot ent i al f or hi gher densi t y commer ci al al ong
Pembi na Hi ghway.
COMPARISON CRITERIA CONCEPT 1A – PARKER/ MANITOBA HYDRO LANDS
PARALLELING CN WEST RAIL LINE
CONCEPT 1B – PARKER/ MANITOBA HYDRO LANDS
PARALLELING PARKER AVENUE
CONCEPT 2 – CN LETELLIER SUBDIVISION
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Proj ect Phasi ng
Land ar ea avai l abl e al l ow s f or ef f i ci ent st agi ng and
phasi ng of t r ansi t w ay w or ks.
Aqueduct and Feeder mai n eval uat i on and pr ot ect i on wi l l
be needed t o be car r i ed out i n advance of const r uct i on.
M ani t oba Hydr o i nduct i on st udy wi l l be r equi r ed t o
det er mi ne l i ne cl ear ances f r om t r ansi t w ay.
Land ar ea avai l abl e al l ows f or ef f i ci ent st agi ng and phasi ng
of t r ansi t w ay w or ks.
Aqueduct and Feeder mai n pr ot ect i on may need t o be
car r i ed out i n advance of const r uct i on.
M ani t oba Hydr o i nduct i on st udy wi l l be r equi r ed t o
det er mi ne l i ne cl ear ances f r om t r ansi t w ay.
Al l CN t r ack r el ocat i on and sw i t ch-over of t r ai n t r af f i c has
t o be compl et ed bef or e any wor k on t he t r ansi t way can
be st ar t ed.
Di srupt i ons t o Traf f i c and Land Owners
Duri ng Const ruct i on i n Terms of Cl osures
and Noi se
Const r uct i on w or ks ar e somew hat r emoved f or
r esi dent i al ar eas t her ef or e r educi ng possi bl e noi se
compl ai nt s.
Fewer CN st r eet cr ossi ngs t her ef or e r educi ng t he
number of st r eet cl osur es dur i ng const r uct i on.
Const r uct i on w or ks ar e somew hat r emoved f or r esi dent i al
ar eas t her ef or e r educi ng possi bl e noi se compl ai nt s.
Fewer CN st r eet cr ossi ngs t her ef or e r educi ng t he number
of st r eet cl osur es dur i ng const r uct i on.
Const r uct i on w or k woul d be i n cl ose pr oxi mi t y t o exi st i ng
r esi dent i al dw el li ngs li mi t i ng w or k hour s.
Numer ous CN st r eet cr ossi ngs woul d r equi r e cl osur e
dur i ng t he const r u ct i on of t he t r ansi t way.
Compl exi t y / Feasi bi l i t y of Land
Assembl y
Compl exi t y of negot i at i ons r egar di ng Hydr o l ands, and i n
par t i cul ar t hose w hi ch have pr i vat e l ease agr eement s i n
pl ace f or use (i e. Par ki ng l ot s, gar dens et c.)
Par ker l ands / Ci t y ow ner shi p f aci l i t at es assembl y.
M aj or Aqueduct and Feeder mai n exi st wi t hi n M ani t oba
Hydr o r i ght -of -w ay.
Compl exi t y of negot i at i ons r egar di ng Hydr o l ands, and i n
par t i cul ar t hose w hi ch have pr i vat e l ease agr eement s i n
pl ace f or use (i e. Par ki ng l ot s, gar dens et c.)
Par ker l ands / GEM owner shi p woul d r equi r e addi t i onal
compl ex l and negot i at i ons.
M aj or Aqueduct and Feeder mai n exi st wi t hi n M ani t oba
Hydr o r i ght -of -w ay.
Compl exi t y of negot i at i ons ar i si ng f r om t he commer ci al
pr oper t i es al ong Pembi na Hi ghway at t he poi nt of ent r y
t o t he U of M . Possi bl e l i t i gat i on ar i si ng f r om t he cl osur e
of access poi nt s and l i mi t i ng of t r af f i c f l ow .
CN l i ne r equi r es CN agr eement and si gni f i cant
not i f i cat i on f or t r ack r el ocat i on.
Pot ent i al expr opr i at i on of r esi dent i al pr oper t i es al ong
west si de of CN l i ne.
Resi dent i al Expr opr i at i on
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Ecol ogi cal l y Si gni f i cant Nat ural Lands
The nor t hwest “ bend” f r om W/ E t o N/ S r uns di r ect l y
t hr ough t he mi ddl e of A Qu a l i t y A sp e n .
The “ bend” mi ght al so i sol at e and pr ot ect t he A Qu a l i t y
W et l a n d l ocat ed i n t he f ur t hest nor t hw est cor ner of t he
Par ker l ands.
The l i kel i hood of l ong t er m pr ot ect i on w oul d al so have
t o be wei ghed wi t h ot her f ut ur e pl ans f or t he si t e.
Nat ur al ar eas at t he sout h end of t he pl an ar e not of
gr eat concer n w i t hi n t he sh ow n al i gnment .
The W/ E por t i on of 1B r uns t hr o ugh some B Qu a l i t y A sp e n .
The l i kel i hood of l ong t er m pr ot ect i on w oul d al so have t o
be wei ghed wi t h ot her f ut ur e pl ans f or t he si t e.
Nat ur al ar eas at t he sout h end of t he pl an ar e not of gr eat
concer n wi t hi n t he shown al i gnment .
Nat ur al ar eas ar e not pr esent al ong t he r ai l w ay.
Nat ur al ar eas at t he sout h end of t he pl an ar e not of
gr eat concer n w i t hi n t he sh ow n al i gnment .
Envi r onment all y Impact ed Lands
Some sect i ons ar e on or near CN l i nes w hi ch may be
envi r onment al l y i mpact ed t hr ough use of cont ami nat ed
f i l l mat er i al or spi l l s f r om t r ai ns.
Al l i mpact ed si t es ar e out si de of t he act ual al i gnment
pr oper t i es and M ani t oba Conser vat i on i ndi cat es t hat al l
i mpact s shoul d be cont ai ned w i t hi n t he i mpact ed
pr oper t i es, as i dent i f i ed on t he M ani t oba Conser vat i on
Li st of Impact ed Si t es.
Some sect i ons ar e on or near CN l i nes w hi ch may be
envi r onment al l y i mpact ed t hr ough use of cont ami nat ed
f i l l mat er i al or spi l l s f r om t r ai ns.
Al l i mpact ed si t es ar e out si de of t he act ual al i gnment
pr oper t i es and M ani t oba Conser vat i on i ndi cat es t hat al l
i mpact s shoul d be cont ai ned w i t hi n t he i mpact ed
pr oper t i es, as i dent i f i ed on t he M ani t oba Conser vat i on
Li st of Impact ed Si t es.
CN l i ne may be envi r onment al l y i mpact ed t hr ough use
of cont ami nat ed f i l l mat er i al or spi l l s f r om t r ai ns.
Cl ose pr oxi mi t y t o i ndust r i al pr oper t y bet ween
Somer set Ave and Wat er f or d Ave.
Al l i mpact ed si t es ar e out si de of t he act ual al i gnment
pr oper t i es and M ani t oba Conser vat i on i ndi cat es t hat al l
i mpact s shoul d be cont ai ned w i t hi n t he i mpact ed
pr oper t i es, as i dent i f i ed on t he M ani t oba Conser vat i on
Li st of Impact ed Si t es.
COMPARISON CRITERIA CONCEPT 1A – PARKER/ MANITOBA HYDRO LANDS
PARALLELING CN WEST RAIL LINE
CONCEPT 1B – PARKER/ MANITOBA HYDRO LANDS
PARALLELING PARKER AVENUE
CONCEPT 2 – CN LETELLIER SUBDIVISION
Gr een Space
The Par ker / Sommer vi l l e buf f er i s l ocat ed on t he east
si de of t he M ani t oba Hydr o cor r i dor bet w een t he
Rosemount and M ar s back l anes.
The Far w el l Bay Gr eenspace and M ar shal l Cr escent Par k
ar e adj acent t o t he east si de of t he M ani t oba Hydr o
cor r i dor sout h of M cGi l l i vr ay Boul evar d and woul d
pr ovi de pedest r i an and cycl e connect i ons t o t he
cor r i dor .
Chancel l or / CN buf f er i s al ong t he west si de of t he
M ani t oba Hydr o cor r i dor i n Waver l ey Hei ght s.
The ar ea show n as Communi t y Gar dens sout h of
M cGi l l i vr ay Boul evar d i s l ar gel y abandoned and has onl y
a coupl e of act i ve pl ot s w hi ch coul d al so be easi l y
accommodat ed i n t he wi dt h of t he ar ea.
The Par ker Tot Lot i s on t he nor t hw est cor ner of Par ker
Avenue and Dani el .
Al i gnment 1B goes t hr ough an act i ve ar ea of
Communi t y Gar dens and woul d af f ect 10-15 gar dener s
who have been l ong t er m r esi dent s of t he si t e. The
al i gnment woul d mi ss t he gar den pl ot s i f i t sw ung sl i ght l y
nor t h. Al t er nat i vel y, space el sewher e i n t he vi ci ni t y coul d
be used f or r edevel oped gar den pl ot s.
The ar ea show n as Communi t y Gar dens sout h of
M cGi l l i vr ay Boul evar d i s l ar gel y abandoned and has onl y a
coupl e of act i ve pl ot s w hi ch coul d al so be easi l y
accommodat ed i n t he wi dt h of t he ar ea.

Wal l er Par k i s on t he west si de of t he Let el l i er j ust sout h
of Wal l er .
COMPARISON CRITERIA CONCEPT 1A – PARKER/ MANITOBA HYDRO LANDS
PARALLELING CN WEST RAIL LINE
CONCEPT 1B – PARKER/ MANITOBA HYDRO LANDS
PARALLELING PARKER AVENUE
CONCEPT 2 – CN LETELLIER SUBDIVISION
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Di srupt i on t o Communi t y
The communi t i es of Poi nt Road (pop 1945) and Cr escent
Par k (pop 2520) may l ose ser vi ce.
Reduces r edevel opment pot ent i al of publ i c and pr i vat e
gol f cour ses (Cr escent Par k and Wi l dw ood).
Commer ci al busi nesses and homes al ong Pembi na
hi ghw ay may l ose ser vi ce.
Decent connect i vi t y t o cor r i dor f r om r esi dent i al
nei ghbour hoods of M aybank.
Poor connect i vi t y t o cor r i dor f r om r esi dent i al
nei ghbour hoods of Beaumont except f or Sommer vi l l e
wher e AT pat h exi st s. Oppor t uni t y f or AT/ t r ansi t hub
her e.
Incr eased noi se f r om cor r i dor f or r esi dences on
Heat her dal e and west si des of Beaumont and M aybank
Nei ghbour hoods.
Par ki ng f or Ver sat i l e and ot her busi nesses i n cor r i dor
may be di sr upt ed.
Pot ent i al l oss of dog par k.
The communi t i es of Poi nt Road (pop 1945) and Cr escent
Par k (pop 2520) may l ose ser vi ce.
Reduces r edevel opment pot ent i al of publ i c and pr i vat e
gol f cour ses (Cr escent Par k and Wi l dw ood).
Commer ci al busi nesses and homes al ong Pembi na
hi ghw ay may l ose ser vi ce.
Decent connect i vi t y t o cor r i dor f r om r esi dent i al
nei ghbour hoods of M aybank.
Poor connect i vi t y t o cor r i dor f r om r esi dent i al
nei ghbour hoods of Beaumont except f or Sommer vi l l e
wher e AT pat h exi st s. Oppor t uni t y f or AT/ t r ansi t hub
her e.
Incr eased noi se f r om cor r i dor f or r esi dences on
Heat her dal e, Par ker and w est si des of Beaumont and
M aybank Nei ghbour hoods.
Par ki ng f or Ver sat i l e and ot her busi nesses i n cor r i dor may
be di sr upt ed.
Pot ent i al l oss of dog par k.
Incr eased noi se t o r esi dences al ong cor r i dor .
Di st ance t o cor r i dor may be t oo f ar f or Cr escent Par k f or
conveni ent access (pop 2520).
M aj or i ncr ease i n t r af f i c t hr ough M aybank and
Beaumont nei ghbour hoods, wi t h si ngl e f ami l y
r esi dent i al devel opment on bot h si des of t he cor r i dor i n
M aybank. (See Nei ghbour hood Char act er i zat i on map on
f ol l owi ng page.)
Communit y Amenit y and Opport uni t y
5 of t he Ci t y’ s 11 M aj or Redevel opment Si t es ar e l ocat ed
al ong and can pot ent i al l y be ser ved by t he t r ansi t way.
Land f or t he t r ansi t way w oul d consume a si gni f i cant
por t i on of t he pr i vat e devel opment l ands i n t he Par ker
nei ghbour hood
Any pot ent i al r edevel opment adj acent t o t he M ani t oba
Hydr o Cor r i dor wi l l evol ve over t he l ong t er m.
Room t o cr eat e par k and r i des and accessor y mi xed use
devel opment s at st at i ons.
5 of t he Ci t y’ s 11 M aj or Redevel opment Si t es ar e l ocat ed
al ong and can pot ent i al l y be ser ved by t he t r ansi t way.
Any pot ent i al r edevel opment adj acent t o t he M ani t oba
Hydr o Cor r i dor wi l l evol ve over t he l ong t er m.
Room t o cr eat e par k and r i des and accessor y mi xed use
devel opment s at st at i ons.

4 of t he Ci t y’ s M aj or Redevel opment Si t es can
pot ent i al l y be ser ved by t he t r ansi t way but ser vi ce t o
t he Par ker l ands i s l i mi t ed.
Encour ages r ei nvest ment and r edevel opment
oppor t uni t i es al ong t he Pembi na cor r i dor .
Bet t er connect i vi t y t o exi st i ng r esi dent i al , commer ci al ,
and i nst i t ut i onal devel opment (Vi ncent M assey School ).
Li mi t ed oppor t uni t y f or st at i on and anci l l ar y
devel opment (mi xed use) due t o nar r ow cor r i dor si ze.
Connect i vi t y t o Nearby Communi t i es
Houses i n t he nor t h Beaumont nei ghbour hood wi t hi n
w al ki ng di st ance of r api d t r ansi t may see i ncr eased
ser vi ce.
Empl oyment ar ea (For t Gar r y Indust r i al Par k) gai ns di r ect
r api d t r ansi t access bet ween St er l i ng Lyon and Bi shop
Gr andi n.
Li mi t ed and/ or compl i cat ed access oppor t uni t i es f or
pl anned new r esi dent i al ar ea on Par ker l ands.
Good connect i vi t y t o Li nden Woods and Seasons of
Tuxedo wi t h St er l i ng Lyon.
Good connect i vi t y t o Li nden Woods, Whyt e Ri dge,
Kenast on Commons vi a Bi shop Gr andi n.
Houses i n t he nor t h Beaumont nei ghbour hood wi t hi n
w al ki ng di st ance of r api d t r ansi t may see i ncr eased
ser vi ce.
Empl oyment ar ea (For t Gar r y Indust r i al Par k) gai ns di r ect
r api d t r ansi t access bet ween St er l i ng Lyon and Bi shop
Gr andi n.
Good sout her n connect i vi t y f or Par ker l ands but l i mi t ed t o
t he nor t h by t he CN l i ne.
Good connect i vi t y t o Li nden Woods and Seasons of
Tuxedo wi t h St er l i ng Lyon.
Good connect i vi t y t o Li nden Woods, Whyt e Ri dge,
Kenast on Commons vi a Bi shop Gr andi n.
Impr oved t r ansi t access f or M aybank nei ghbour hood.
Excel l ent connect i vi t y t o Pembi na w i t h exi st i ng
devel opment s and f ut ur e r edevel opment of Pembi na
f r ont age pr oper t i es.
No connect i vi t y t o r esi dent i al nei ghbour hood due t o CN
l i ne bar r i er.
Li mi t ed oppor t uni t i es f or new devel opment t o t ake
advant age of connect i vi t y.
FAIRFIELD PARK
WAVERLEY HEIGHTS
CHEVRIER
BUFFALO
PARKER
BEAUMONT
MAYBANK
CRESCENT PARK
POINT ROAD
PEMBINA STRIP
MONTCALM
WILDWOOD
SOUTHWEST RAPID TRANSIT STAGE 2 WORKING GROUP
NEIGHBOURHOOD AREA CHARACTERIZATION MAP
COMPARISON CRITERIA CONCEPT 1A – PARKER/ MANITOBA HYDRO LANDS
PARALLELING CN WEST RAIL LINE
CONCEPT 1B – PARKER/ MANITOBA HYDRO LANDS
PARALLELING PARKER AVENUE
CONCEPT 2 – CN LETELLIER SUBDIVISION
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Commerci al / Indust ri al Di spl acement s Ful l t aki ngs ($4,485,600)
Par t i al Taki ngs ($610,190)
Ful l t aki ngs ($4,485,600)
Par t i al t aki ngs ($856,571)
Ful l t aki ngs ($29,867,880)
Par t i al Taki ngs ($2,022,900)
Resi dent i al Di spl acement s Ful l Taki ngs ($1,064,000)
Par t i al Taki ngs ($1,470,750)
Ful l t aki ngs ($1,064,000)
Par t i al t aki ngs ($1,490,435)
Ful l t aki ngs ($6,434,400)
Par t i al Taki ngs ($2,418,701)
Est i mat ed Land Area Requi red f or
Al i gnment Opt ions
Concept 1A = 239,657 m
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Concept 1B = 226,330 m
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Concept 2 = 220,618 m
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Measure of Land Area f or TOD 2,213,396 m
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(139 Pr oper t i es) 2,213,396 m
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(139 Pr oper t i es) 1,495,718 m
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(158 Pr oper t i es)
Measure of Pot ent i al Mi xed-use
Devel opment (resi dent i al uni t s, square
f eet of commerci al / ret ai l devel opment )
16,408 Resi dent i al Uni t s
73,837 m
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Commer ci al/ Ret ail devel opment
16,408 Resi dent i al Uni t s
73,837 m
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Commer ci al/ Ret ail devel opment
11,088 Resi dent i al Uni t s
49,896 m
2
Commer ci al/ Ret ail devel opment
Present Val ue (PV) Est i mat e of Pot ent i al
Tax Revenue f r om TOD
PV = $237,326,709 (25 yr s.) PV = $237,326,709 (25 yr s.) PV = $146,460,252 (25 yr .)
Est i mat e of Exi st i ng Tax Revenue f rom
Lands Subj ect t o TOD
$3,581,604/ yr
PV = $84,513,204 (25 yr s.)
$3,581,604/ yr
PV = $84,513,204 (25 yr s.)
$3,951,006/ yr .
PV = $93,229,790 (25 yr s.)
PV Est i mat e of Incr ement al Tax Revenue
f rom TOD
PV = $152,810,000 (25 yr s.) (r ounded) PV = $152,810,000 (25 yr s. ) (r ounded) PV = $53,230,000 (25 yr s.) (r ounded)
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Prel i mi nary Const ruct i on Cost s i ncl udi ng
Cont i ngency, Engi neer ing & Non-
Cont ract It ems but Not Propert y Cost s
$196,600,000 – Base
$232,700,000 wi t h bui l d out
$194,700,000 – Base
$223,200,000 wi t h bui l d out
$176,600,000 – Base

Est i mat ed Cost s Associ at ed wi t h Land
Acqui si t i on Requi red f or Al i gnment
Opt i ons
$8,058,574 t o $9,236,534 $7,896,606 $40,743,881

Est i mat ed Overal l Cost i ncl udi ng Land
wi t h 7.5% Escal at i on Over 5 Years But
Not Incl uding Increment al Tax Revenues
$296,400,000 – Base
$348,300,000 – Wi t h Bui l d-out
$291,700,000 – Base
$332,700,000 – Wi t h Bui l d-out
$312,900,000 – Base
$312,900,000 – No Oppor t uni t y f or Bui l d-out
Est i mat ed Cost s Associ at ed wi t h
Acqui ri ng Ri ght f or Long-t erm Use of
Al i gnment Area (easement over
Mani t oba Hydro & Rai l ROW)
CN Cor r i dor Lease – 99 year s @ $1
M ani t oba Hydr o Cor r i dor Lease assumed t o be under si mi l ar
t er ms as CN
CNR Cor r i dor Lease – 99 year s @ $1
M ani t oba Hydr o Cor r i dor Lease Assumed t o be under si mi l ar
t er ms as CN
CN Cor r i dor Lease – 99 year s @ $1
COMPARISON CRITERIA CONCEPT 1A – PARKER/ MANITOBA HYDRO LANDS
PARALLELING CN WEST RAIL LINE
CONCEPT 1B – PARKER/ MANITOBA HYDRO LANDS
PARALLELING PARKER AVENUE
CONCEPT 2 – CN LETELLIER SUBDIVISION
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Act i ve Tr anspor t at ion
Emphasi zed t he except i onal need f or a saf e and ef f i ci ent
act i ve t r anspor t at i on connect i on bet ween Jubi l ee and
Bi shop Gr andi n.
Bui l di ng AT wi t hi n t he Pembi na r i ght -of -w ay i s a
f avour ed opt i on, many not i ng t hat i t coul d be done
si mi l ar l y t o t he r ecent cycl i ng f aci l i t i es i nst al l ed al ong t he
por t i on of Pembi na j ust nor t h of Bi shop Gr andi n.
None of t he Tr ansi t way opt i ons adequat el y
accommodat es AT f or commut er pur poses.
Hydr o cor r i dor opt i on i s t oo f ar w est t o meet t he need s
of nor t h-sout h cycl e commut er s.
Sever al r esponses advocat ed AT pat hw ays al ongsi de al l
r api d t r ansi t r out es t o ensur e Wi nni peg bui l ds mul t i -
modal oppor t uni t i es i nt o al l i nf r ast r uct ur e i nvest ment s.
Recr eat i onal act i ve t r anspor t at i on and a gr ow i ng
number of w or ks t r i ps t he For t Gar r y busi ness par k l ands
woul d be par t of t he Hydr o cor r i dor opt i on
Emphasi zed t he except i onal need f or a saf e and ef f i ci ent
act i ve t r anspor t at i on connect i on bet ween Jubi l ee and
Bi shop Gr andi n.
Bui l di ng AT wi t hi n t he Pembi na r i ght -of -w ay i s a f avour ed
opt i on, many not i ng t hat i t coul d be done si mi l ar l y t o t he
r ecent cycl i ng f aci l i t i es i nst al l ed al ong t he por t i on of
Pembi na j ust nor t h of Bi shop Gr andi n.
None of t he Tr ansi t way opt i ons adequat el y
accommodat es AT f or commut er pur poses.
Hydr o cor r i dor opt i on i s t oo f ar w est t o meet t he needs of
nor t h-sout h cycl e commut er s
Sever al r esponses advocat ed AT pat hw ays al ongsi de al l
r api d t r ansi t r out es t o ensur e Wi nni peg bui l ds mul t i -
modal oppor t uni t i es i nt o al l i nf r ast r uct ur e i nvest ment s.
Recr eat i onal act i ve t r anspor t at i on and a gr ow i ng number
of w or ks t r i ps t he For t Gar r y busi ness par k l ands w oul d be
par t of t he Hydr o cor r i dor o pt i on
Emphasi zed t he except i onal need f or a saf e and ef f i ci ent
act i ve t r anspor t at i on connect i on bet ween Jubi l ee and
Bi shop Gr andi n.
Bui l di ng AT wi t hi n t he Pembi na r i ght -of -w ay i s a
f avour ed opt i on, many not i ng t hat i t coul d be done
si mil ar ly t o t he r ecent cycl i ng f aci l i t i es i nst all ed al ong
t he por t i on of Pembi na j ust nor t h of Bi shop Gr andi n.
None of t he Tr ansi t way opt i ons adequat el y
accommodat es AT f or commut er pur poses.
The Let el l i er opt i on does not have enough r oom f or r ai l ,
t r ansi t way, and AT cr oss-sect i ons.
Sever al r esponses advocat ed AT pat hw ays al ongsi de al l
r api d t r ansi t r out es t o ensur e Wi nni peg bui l ds mul t i -
modal oppor t uni t i es i nt o al l i nf r ast r uct ur e i nvest ment s.
Pembi na Highway
Fear t hat r api d t r ansi t west of Pembi na w i l l f ur t her
r educe exi st i ng Pembi na t r ansi t ser vi ce sout h of Jubi l ee.
Al i gnment woul d capt ur e a new r i der shi p geogr aphy
t hus mai nt ai ni ng t he pr essur e f or f ul l Pembi na Hi ghway
t r ansi t ser vi ce.
Fear t hat r api d t r ansi t west of Pembi na w i l l f ur t her r educe
exi st i ng Pembi na t r ansi t ser vi ce sout h of Jubi l ee.
Al i gnment woul d capt ur e a new r i der shi p geogr aphy t hus
mai nt ai ni ng t he pr essur e f or f ul l Pembi na Hi ghw ay t r ansi t
ser vi ce.
Ful l and sust ai ned t r ansi t ser vi ce al ong Pembi na i s an
i mpor t ant asset t o t he communi t y.
Tr ansi t ’ s pr i or i t y shoul d be t o st r engt hen Pembi na as a
vi br ant cor r i dor .
Suppor t s i nvest ment i n busi ness and apar t ment s as w el l
as t he r esi dent i al nei ghbour hoods of East For t Gar r y and
Wi l dw ood Par k
Vi ncent M assey Hi gh School i s hi ghl y dependent on
Pembi na Hi ghway Tr ansi t ser vi ce.
The pr ovi si on of l ocal ser vi ces i s an i mpor t ant par t of
maki ng t hi s communi t i es compl et e.
Some bel i eve t hat t he l oss of ser vi ce t o Pembi na may be
gr eat er w i t h t he Let el l i er al i gnment t han wi t h t he Hydr o
Cor r i dor al i gnment .
Woul d capt ur e si mi l ar r i der shi p geogr aphy on Pembi na.
A hi gh l evel of t r ansi t ser vi ce al ong Pembi na w as al so
ment i oned as a key i ngr edi ent of i ncr easi ng i nvest ment
and devel opment densi t y al ong Pembi na.
A f ew st at ed t hei r bel i ef t hat TOD opp or t uni t i es al ong
Pembi na have been downpl ayed i n t he st udy.
COMPARISON CRITERIA CONCEPT 1A – PARKER/ MANITOBA HYDRO LANDS
PARALLELING CN WEST RAIL LINE
CONCEPT 1B – PARKER/ MANITOBA HYDRO LANDS
PARALLELING PARKER AVENUE
CONCEPT 2 – CN LETELLIER SUBDIVISION
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Need t o gi ve equal consi der at i on t o t he envi r onment al
voi ce as t he devel oper voi ce.
Unnecessar y di sr upt i on of t he Aspen f or est and
wet l ands.
Need f or a commi t ment t o r epl ace t he l oss of al l open
space wi t h new gr een space devel opment i ncl udi ng t he
dog par k and communi t y gar dens, i n par t i cul ar .
Need t o gi ve equal consi der at i on t o t he envi r onment al
voi ce as t he devel oper voi ce.
Unnecessar y di sr upt i on of t he Aspen f or est and wet l ands.
Need f or a commi t ment t o r epl ace t he l oss of al l open
space wi t h new gr een space devel opment i ncl udi ng t he
dog par k and communi t y gar dens, i n par t i cul ar .
Pr eser vi ng Par ker Lands gr eenspace i s f undament al.
Does not i mpact anyt hi ng t hat i s no t al r eady pol l ut ed by
t he r ai l way act i vi t y.
Need t o gi ve equal consi der at i on t o t he envi r onment al
voi ce as t he devel oper voi ce.
Need f or a commi t ment t o r epl ace t he l oss of al l open
space w i t h new gr een space devel opment .
Nei ghbour hoods and Homes
Beaumont , M aybank and Waver l ey Hei ght s r equest ed
consi der at i on of sound at t enuat i on and buf f er i ng of any
new adj acent r api d t r ansi t f aci l i t y.
Oppor t uni t y t o bet t er ser ve mor e nei ghbour hoods,
i ncl udi ng t hose f ur t her west (Li ndenw oods, Whyt e
Ri dge), t he For t Gar r y busi ness par k f or empl oyment ,
and t he commer ci al nodes (Ikea, Kenast on / M cGi l l i vr ay)
Tr ansi t ser vi ce shoul d not be pr ovi ded t o f ut ur e,
pot ent i al , or specul at i ve new devel opment s and
nei ghbour hoods.
“ Taki ng t he cour se of l east r esi st ance”
Ignor es ser vi ce t o East For t Gar r y, t he hi gh school , and
sever al ot her school s.
Speci f i c suggest i ons t o i mpr ove nei ghbour hood qual i t y
i ncl uded: an AT under pass bet ween M or l ey and Gr ant so
t he Ear l Gr ey communi t y can access r api d t r ansi t and t o
di r ect a M ar kham U of M ent r y aw ay f r om r esi dences t o
make use of t he f or mer gol f cour se.
Beaumont , M aybank and Waver l ey Hei ght s r equest ed
consi der at i on of sound at t enuat i on and buf f er i ng of any
new adj acent r api d t r ansi t f aci l i t y.
Oppor t uni t y t o bet t er ser ve mor e nei ghbour hoods,
i ncl udi ng t hose f ur t her west (Li ndenw oods, Whyt e Ri dge),
t he For t Gar r y b usi ness par k f or empl oyment , and t he
commer ci al nodes (Ikea, Kenast on / M cGi l l i vr ay)
Tr ansi t ser vi ce shoul d not be pr ovi ded t o f ut ur e, pot ent i al ,
or specul at i ve new devel opment s and nei ghbour hoods.
“ Taki ng t he cour se of l east r esi st ance”
Ignor es ser vi ce t o East For t Gar r y, t he hi gh school , and
sever al ot her school s.
Speci f i c suggest i ons t o i mpr ove nei ghbour hood qual i t y
i ncl uded: an AT under pass bet ween M or l ey and Gr ant so
t he Ear l Gr ey communi t y can access r api d t r ansi t and t o
di r ect a M ar kham U of M ent r y aw ay f r om r esi dences t o
make use of t he f or mer gol f cour se.
Let el l i er al i gnment i nvol ved t oo much nei ghbour hood
di sr upt i on.
Noi se and vi br at i ons f r om t he t r ai ns t hat w oul d be
wor sened w i t h t he t r ai n 9 met r es cl oser t o t hei r homes.
They not ed t hei r concer n about t he saf et y f or l ocal
daycar es, pr e-school s, and communi t y cent r es.
Beaumont , M aybank and Waver l ey Hei ght s r equest ed
consi der at i on of sound at t enuat i on and buf f er i ng of any
new adj acent r api d t r ansi t f aci l i t y.
Tr ansi t ser vi ce shoul d be pr ovi ded t o est abl i shed
nei ghbour hoods w her e peopl e cur r ent l y “ l i ve, w or k, and
pl ay” .
Bui l di ng t he shor t est and most di r ect r out e.
Opposi ng vi ew poi nt s about t he desi r e t o cl ose Pembi na
Hi ghway st r eet access t o and f r om t he Beaumont
nei ghbour hood ver sus ot her s’ desi r e t o mai nt ai n easy
and mul t i pl e access poi nt s f r om t he nei ghbour hood t o
Pembi na Hi ghway.
Cal l f or t he Ci t y t o make t he deci si on based on i mpr oved
t r af f i c f l ow and not about devel oper s.
Speci f i c suggest i ons t o i mpr ove nei ghbour hood qual i t y
i ncl uded: an AT under pass bet ween M or l ey and Gr ant
so t he Ear l Gr ey communi t y can access r api d t r ansi t , cul -
de-sacs t o cut of f Sout hw ood, Wat er f or d, Rockman, and
Byng t o f aci l i t at e Let el l i er r api d t r ansi t ; and, di r ect a
M ar kham U of M ent r y aw ay f r om r esi dences t o make
use of t he f or mer gol f cour se.
COMPARISON CRITERIA CONCEPT 1A – PARKER/ MANITOBA HYDRO LANDS
PARALLELING CN WEST RAIL LINE
CONCEPT 1B – PARKER/ MANITOBA HYDRO LANDS
PARALLELING PARKER AVENUE
CONCEPT 2 – CN LETELLIER SUBDIVISION
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Servi ce
Tr ansi t user s ar e concer ned about l osi ng t hei r
conveni ent access t o ser vi ces and busi nesses al ong
Pembi na Hi ghway.
Need di r ect r out es; l ess st ops.
Li t t l e or no f oot t r af f i c i n vi ci ni t y of Hydr o Cor r i dor . Lot s
near Let el l i er .
Ser vi ce cur r ent t r ansi t r i der s f i r st . The Hydr o Cor r i dor
al i gnment al i enat es cur r ent t r ansi t user s. Bui l d f or f ut ur e
popul at i ons af t er t hey’ ve est abl i shed.
Needs t o be easy access f or bot h r esi dent i al and
commer ci al .
M ai nt ai n f r equent l ocal bus ser vi ce bet ween dow nt ow n
and U of M r egar dl ess of opt i on chosen.
Tr ansi t user s ar e concer ned about l osi ng t hei r conveni ent
access t o ser vi ces and busi nesses al ong Pembi na Hi ghway.
Need di r ect r out es; l ess st ops.
Li t t l e or no f oot t r af f i c i n vi ci ni t y of Hydr o Cor r i dor . Lot s
near Let el l i er .
Ser vi ce cur r ent t r ansi t r i der s f i r st . The Hydr o Cor r i dor
al i gnment al i enat es cur r ent t r ansi t user s. Bui l d f or f ut ur e
popul at i ons af t er t hey’ ve est abl i shed.
Needs t o be easy access f or bot h r esi dent i al and
commer ci al .
M ai nt ai n f r equent l ocal bus ser vi ce bet ween dow nt ow n
and U of M r egar dl ess of opt i on chosen.
Fast est , most di r ect r ou t e shoul d be opt i on ch osen.
RT shoul d be l ocat ed wher e i t wi l l be used by most
peopl e (i nst ead of ent er i ng r esi dent i al nei ghbour hoods)
Shoul d consi der “ sky-t r ai n” opt i on al ong Let el l i er l i ne
whi ch w oul d al l evi at e need t o move r ai l l i ne and pr ovi de
addi t i onal r i ght -of -w ay space f or a pat hw ay.
M ove peopl e qui ckl y and comf or t abl y w i t h a r out e as
di r ect as possi bl e.
Concer n about Ci t y f aci l i t y on CN l and
Let el l i er connect s r i der s wi t h t he pl aces peopl e al r eady
go (homes and busi nesses)
M ai n t r ansi t st at i on st ops shoul d connect t o Pembi na
commer ci al
Needs t o be easy access f or bot h r esi dent i al and
commer ci al .
Ser vi ce cur r ent t r ansi t r i der s f i r st . The Hydr o Cor r i dor
al i gnment al i enat es cur r ent t r ansi t user s. Bui l d f or
f ut ur e popul at i ons af t er t hey’ ve est abl i shed.
M ai nt ai n f r equent l ocal bus ser vi ce bet ween dow nt ow n
and U of M r egar dl ess of opt i on chosen.
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Impor t ant t o connect t o ot her ar eas of t he ci t y. M any
consi der t he i nvest ment mor e wor t hw hi l e i f sever al
ar eas of sout hw est Wi nni peg ser ved (i .e. Li ndenw oods,
Li nden M eadows, Whyt e Ri dge) not j ust t he uni ver si t y.
Indust r i al par k i s an i mpor t ant connect i on
Connect t o new devel opment i n SW Wi nni peg (IKEA,
Kenast on) and, event ual l y, Char l esw ood.
Val ue mor e par k and r i de opt i ons (common st at ement )
Over pass or under pass at M cGi l l i vr ay
Li ne t o co nnect St . Nor ber t , Waver l ey West ,
Char l esw ood and St . James
Connect i on f r om Jubi l ee t o St er l i ng Lyon needed.
Gr eat f or f ut ur e connect i ons t o Char l esw ood, poor f or
Pembi na
It i s RT, not an expr ess bus f or Pembi na Hwy
Impor t ant t o connect t o ot her ar eas of t he ci t y. M any
consi der t he i nvest ment mor e wor t hw hi l e i f sever al ar eas
of sout hw est Wi nni peg ser ved (i .e. Li ndenw oods, Li nden
M eadow s, Whyt e Ri dge) not j ust t he uni ver si t y.
Indust r i al par k i s an i mpor t ant connect i on
Connect t o new devel opment i n SW Wi nni peg (IKEA,
Kenast on) and, event ual l y, Char l esw ood.
Val ue mor e par k and r i de opt i ons (common st at ement )
Over pass or under pass at M cGi l l i vr ay
Li ne t o co nnect St . Nor ber t , Waver l ey West , Char l eswood
and St . James
Connect i on f r om Jubi l ee t o St er l i ng Lyon needed.
Gr eat f or f ut ur e connect i ons t o Char l esw ood, poor f or
Pembi na
It i s RT, not an expr ess bus f or Pembi na Hwy
Concept 2 ser vi ces al l of For t Gar r y, not j ust t he w est
si de
Feeder r out es of f t he Let el l i er al i gnment coul d ser vi ce
t he l ands t o t he w est
Over pass or under pass at M cGi l l i vr ay
Li ne t o co nnect St . Nor ber t , Waver l ey West ,
Char l esw ood and St . James.
The f ut ur e of t he CN l i ne needs t o be consi der ed.
Sever al suggest i ons t o have t he l i ne moved west of
Kenast on, aw ay f r om t he nei ghbour hoods, or out of t he
Ci t y al t oget her .
M any comment s about l ar ger move of CN and get t i ng
CN t o be pr esent and accoun t abl e as par t of t he
di scussi on.
One r espondent sees pl ent y of expansi on oppor t uni t y
wi t h Let el l i er based on addi t i onal east -west t r ansi t
cor r i dor s connect i ng sout hw est Wi nni peg wi t h St Vi t al .
Di r ect connect i on t o U of M and Dow nt own / U of W
essent i al.
Need saf e, di r ect nor t h/ sout h commut er bi ke r out e t o U
of M .
COMPARISON CRITERIA CONCEPT 1A – PARKER/ MANITOBA HYDRO LANDS
PARALLELING CN WEST RAIL LINE
CONCEPT 1B – PARKER/ MANITOBA HYDRO LANDS
PARALLELING PARKER AVENUE
CONCEPT 2 – CN LETELLIER SUBDIVISION
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Suspi ci on about r eal est at e angl e. What about ser vi ce t o
East For t Gar r y.
Tr ansi t devel opment shoul d not be dr i ven by r eal est at e
devel opment oppor t uni t i es.
Int egr at e RT l i ne wi t h U of M l ands.
Devel opment cannot occur under hydr o l i nes.
M any vi ew t he Hydr o Cor r i dor opt i on as r epr esent i ng
l onger t er m pl anni ng and l ar ger scal e ser vi ce t o
sout hwest Wi nni peg, i ncl udi ng pr ovi di ng much needed
ser vi ce and oppor t uni t y t o an under devel oped
empl oyment ar ea.
Remove zoni ng t o enabl e densi t y and di ver si t y ar ound
st at i on l ocat i ons.
Concept 1 enabl es si gni f i cant f ut ur e devel opment wi t h
l i t t l e di sr upt i on.
Concept 1 w i l l cr eat e r edevel opment pr essur e on For t
Gar r y Indust r i al Lands.
Suspi ci on about r eal est at e angl e. What about ser vi ce t o
East For t Gar r y.
Tr ansi t devel opment shoul d not be dr i ven by r eal est at e
devel opment oppor t uni t i es.
Int egr at e RT l i ne wi t h U of M l ands.
Devel opment cannot occur under hydr o l i nes.
M any vi ew t he Hydr o Cor r i dor opt i on as r epr esent i ng
l onger t er m pl anni ng and l ar ger scal e ser vi ce t o sout hwest
Wi nni peg, i ncl udi ng pr ovi di ng much needed ser vi ce and
oppor t uni t y t o an under devel oped empl oyment ar ea.
Remove zoni ng t o enabl e densi t y and di ver si t y ar ound
st at i on l ocat i ons.
Concept 1 enabl es si gni f i cant f ut ur e devel opment wi t h
l i t t l e di sr upt i on.
Concept 1 w i l l cr eat e r edevel opment pr essur e on For t
Gar r y Indust r i al Lands.
Concer n about t he negat i ve i mpact on Pembi na
busi nesses i f Concept 1 suppor t ed.
Concer n about t he i mpact of a Tr ansi t way i n cl ose
pr oxi mi t y t o r esi dent i al house val ues.
Some vi ew si gni f i cant oppor t uni t y f or i ncr eased densi t y
of devel opment on Pembi na Hi ghway wi t h a near by
r api d t r ansi t cor r i dor . Thi s w oul d i ncr ease t he
commer ci al vi abi li t y of Pembi na Hi ghw ay and i mpr ove
i t s aest het i cs and cont r i but i on t o t he over al l For t Gar r y
communi t y.
Remove zoni ng t o enabl e densi t y and di ver si t y ar ound
st at i on l ocat i ons.
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A f ew r espondent s emphasi zed t he i mpor t ance of
consi der i ng cost s and sever al pr ef er r ed t he Hydr o
Cor r i dor al i gnment s because of l ow er acqui si t i on cost s.
Coul d not under st and cost anal ysi s pr esent ed. Woul d
l i ke r eal number s show n.
Cost i s i mpor t ant t o publ i c opi ni on of t he t hr ee opt i ons.
A f ew r espondent s emphasi zed t he i mpor t ance of
consi der i ng cost s and sever al pr ef er r ed t he Hydr o Cor r i dor
al i gnment s because of l ow er acqui si t i on cost s.
Coul d not under st and cost anal ysi s pr esent ed. Woul d l i ke
r eal number s show n.
Cost i s i mpor t ant t o publ i c opi ni on of t he t hr ee opt i ons.
Coul d not under st and cost anal ysi s pr esent ed. Woul d
l i ke r eal number s show n.
Cost i s i mpor t ant t o publ i c opi ni on of t he t hr ee opt i ons.
Why w as out r i ght pur chase of CN l and not i nvest i gat ed?



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