As expected, Alston Properties has appealed the City’s rejection of their proposal to build what the city calls a 123.5 foot building (I call it 134 feet). The planned height far exceeds the bylaw limit of 100’ and would be 2 ½ times the size of adjacent buildings. The problem is not just this building – it is the precedent it would set. If this building is allowed, there will effectively be no limit on the height as the councillors at the next appeal hearing would have no basis to refuse an even taller proposal if this one (now in its 2nd attempt) is allowed.
SPEAK AT THE HEARING
Register to speak in opposition virtually at the appeal hearing on April 19th. You can speak up to 10 minutes via Zoom to give your opinion. This is a very easy way to express your concerns to the councillors before they decide. Register online at winnipeg.ca/publichearings or by phone at 204-986-8665 before April 18th at noon.
LET ME REPRESENT YOU
Send an email to john@ResidentsOfTheExchangeDistrict.ca stating your opposition to a building at 127 Bannatyne exceeding the 100 foot bylaw maximum. It can be short and to the point, or filled with passion for the heritage of this area. Please include your full name and address and send a copy to Councillor Vivian Santos at email@example.com
CONNECT WITH THE DECISION MAKERS
Express your opposition to the councillors who will decide on this appeal. Call and/or email (pls cc me):
Councillor Cindy Gilroy, Chairperson, Daniel McIntyre Ward 204-986-5951, firstname.lastname@example.org
Councillor Kevin Klein, Charleswood-Tuxedo-Westwood Ward 204-986-5232, email@example.com (voted FOR the development last time!)
Councillor Vivian Santos, Point Douglas Ward 204-986-8401, firstname.lastname@example.org (voted to allow, but at 110’)
Councillor Janice Lukes , Waverley West Ward 204-986-6824, email@example.com (voted to support Councillor Santos)
SPREAD THE WORD
Pass the word to your neighbours and friends. This is not an issue only for those of us in the Exchange, the future of the Exchange District is an issue for all of Winnipeg. We have a two page PDF that you could use to spread the word; click the link below to download it.