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CentreVenture Calls on Developers for Affordable Housing at Market Lands

September 18, 2018 10:08 AM | News

Market Lands

An aerial view of the future Market Lands development in downtown Winnipeg. (CENTREVENTURE)

WINNIPEG — The site of the former Public Safety Building is the subject of an expression of interest for new affordable housing.

CentreVenture Development Corporation is accepting EOIs from non-profit housing developers who wish to build on the future Market Lands site.

The 2.4-acre redevelopment site in Winnipeg’s Exchange District would be home to 100 modest apartment units and approximately 1,100 square metres of ground floor space for a “cultural hub.” CentreVenture’s vision would develop 0.8 acres of the total space.

“We’re now bringing together the partnerships and the financing required to make the Market Lands a reality,” said Angela Mathieson, CEO of CentreVenture.


“This EOI is seeking a partner who shares the vision of making this important site a welcoming and inclusive place with housing options for all incomes.”

CentreVenture also wants to develop a one-storey public market building of approximately 650 square metres for permanent and revolving local vendors of food and goods,
integrated high-quality outdoor public spaces, including a large public plaza.

An international design competition surrounding the development will be awarded in December 2018. Construction is expected to begin in 2020.