New Waverley West Neighbourhood Will Be ‘Visitable’

Winnipeg’s new Waverley West development is expanding to include a second neighbourhood called Bridgwater Lakes.

The province said Monday up to 1,150 lots will be offered in the new development, adjacent to the existing Bridgwater Forest in the south end of the city.


The unique new home designs and styles, including those with porches and visitable designs will become available to designated builders in 2011.

About half of the homes planned for Bridgwater Lakes will be what the housing industry calls visitable. This will make homes easy to access for young families with strollers, or those using walkers or wheelchairs. Bridgwater Lakes’ visitable homes will have no front steps, wider doorways and hallways, as well as a main floor bathroom that accommodates people with disabilities and those with mobility challenges.

Bridgwater Lakes will be the second of five neighbourhoods the province will build in Waverley West in the next 20 years. video