WINNIPEG – Local developers pitched a plan to city councilors Tuesday, on how the industry can begin contributing to the rising infrastructure costs related to the city’s sprawling growth.
The Manitoba Home Builders’ Association and the Urban Development Institute held a workshop to explore alternatives to they Mayor’s current growth fee plan.
The development community’s plan is to ensure that taxpayers are not burdened with the impacts of fees, while at the same time ensuring that a proper analysis is done to determine the demand and impact of new growth.
Mike Moore with the Manitoba Home Builder’s Association tells 680 CJOB he hopes the city can come to an agreement.
When you look at the end goal of a cost sharing model, based on planning, thats exactly what the development agreement process is… a cost sharing model. I think we can move towards establishing that model for the City of Winnipeg.
Mayor Brian Bowman was also not in attendance, but a spokesperson from his office said he’s met with developers numerous times previously.
Moore expects consultations to finish this week.