The 120-acre piece of land formerly held by the Southwood Golf Course at the University of Manitoba will be transformed in the coming years.
The university acquired the land in November 2011 and on Tuesday night, officials met with local residents, interest groups and the government to collect ideas to develop a framework. The framework will form the basis of an international competition, where urban planners, architects and landscape architects from around the world will base their visionary design proposals on this community-based blueprint.
“We envision a community that is the model for green, sustainable living,” said U of M president David Barnard. “We want people to look back a decade from now and say the University of Manitoba developed the Southwood Lands the right way for the right reasons and, as a result, Winnipeg is a much better city.”
Plans for the land will be updated on the Southwood Lands website.
The new Southwood Golf and Country Club is located just south of the university in St. Norbert.