Tory leader Hugh McFadyen has an eye on the redvelopment of the Point Douglas area as an example of what's possible in rebuilding downtown Winnipeg.
McFadyen unveiled his vision for a "cool new Winnipeg" highlighted by a concept for a new urban village in Point Douglas.
"South Point Douglas could be a great location to take the next step towards Winnipeg's downtown revitalization," he says. "Imagine affordable housing, character homes and a community boardwalk lined with riverside cafes and shops - all accented by a cool new urban park and man-made lake where young adults can live and gather, year-round."
"Today, you see historic homes, a community club, a school, shops and churches - all divided by a railway but awaiting rebirth built on optimism and pride."
He highlighted several of the key components the concept may include:
A boardwalk connecting Point Douglas to the Forks
An Urban Park and man-made lake, complete with beach, sports areas and a marina
Affordable new and existing housing
A new community centre
A neighbourhood back-lane program
"At the tip of the point," McFadyen says, "a contemporary Urban Park could be planned. I see it as a great place for young and active people to gather to enjoy the fresh water of a man-made lake, plus sun and sand."
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