In a Winnipeg Context
As Winnipeg continues to experience population growth and thus an increased need in household formations, the question of where to locate this growth becomes a key part of the urban growth dynamic.
With the introduction of the planning policy document OurWinnipeg, the City has positioned itself with a need to densify its existing land footprint and is considering policies that would steer growth in a sustainable manner.
The following comparative analysis takes a look at the densities of various real estate projects located in all sectors of the city, inclusive of the Fulton Grove planned development.
As the information shows, Winnipeg is composed of many neighbourhoods with varying density levels. What the spreadsheet reveals, though, is that Winnipeg has embraced development with significant density levels in various neighborhoods for many decades.
The level of density throughout the City varies but given that there are large areas of suburban development, the overall average density of the City is quite low. In order to accommodate the anticipated future population increase, more dense-type development will have to occur in existing neighborhoods and infill parcels of land rather than suburban development to minimize costs and maximize efficiencies of existing infrastructure and amenities. This spreadsheet shows that despite the large areas of low density development that have occurred in the city, significantly higher densities do exist within Winnipeg’s current built form as inspiration for future development.
Fulton Grove is using these higher densities from various multi-family developments as a benchmark to provide a dense infill development and will use many different building typologies to maximize the achievable densities to address the current and forecasted market conditions.