By Sarah Klein
The Forks is giving the public another chance to share their ideas for a 12 acre piece of land known as the rail side yards and Parcel 4 in downtown Winnipeg.
The empty space is located across from the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and will see some sort of development in the coming years. The Forks previously held a workshop to gaude public input on what should fill the prime real estate.
“We got really valuable input on how people want to use the public space, what types of activities fit there and what the feeling should be there,” said Jim August, CEO of The Forks. “But, we know that one workshop doesn’t represent everyone’s opinions and we want to reach as many people as possible.”
Opinions on the space can be shared online at TheForks.com/railside.
Once the public space component is contemplated, there are a variety of mixed uses that could complete the sites, including replacement parking structures along the rail line fronted by a mix of uses that could include commercial, cultural and educational and upper floor residential.
A second workshop to discuss the development is planned for September.