CentreVenture Calls on Developers for Affordable Housing at Market Lands

CentreVenture Calls on Developers for Affordable Housing at Market Lands

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.


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