Following months of consultation, Treaty 1 Development Corp. and Canada Lands Company have unveiled the redevelopment plan for the former site of the Kapyong Barracks on Thursday, which includes green space and a cultural campus area.

More than 3,000 Manitobans took part in the public engagement process, which included surveys and a virtual presentation, to provide input on the preferred concept plan for the former Kapyong Barracks.

“Most striking about the advice offered was the consistency in views,” said Whelan Sutherland, CEO of the Treaty One Development Corp. in a news release.

“As a key priority, those who participated want us to create a community that will be well integrated with the surrounding neighbourhoods.”

(Source: Treaty One Development Corporation)

Sutherland added that Manitobans want the developers to take a mixed-use approach, include a green space and accessible transportation options.

The preferred concept plan integrates the public’s ideas and concerns and includes:

  • Enhancing the mixed-use village area;
  • Adjusting the southwest corner from medium to low-density, single-family housing. The medium-density housing will be moved to the core of the site;
  • Expanding the cultural campus area to make sure the public art and design reflect Treaty One culture and history;
  • Adding more usable and green spaces;
  • Creating a plan to manage the impact of traffic on surrounding neighbourhoods; and
  • Adding potential future transit hubs along transportation corridors and creating a network for walking and cycling that connects with Winnipeg’s active transportation network.

(Source: Treaty One Development Corporation)

Technical teams will now create transportation, stormwater, and wastewater plans. Once these plans are approved, Canada Lands’ portion of the site will proceed as a secondary plan for the City of Winnipeg’s review and approval.

This redevelopment comes after the federal government and Treaty 1 First Nations reached a settlement agreement in August 2019.

The Treaty 1 First Nations, which is comprised of seven First Nations, will own 109 acres, with the Canada Lands Company owning 51 acres.

CTV News Winnipeg previously reported demolition of the existing site is scheduled to be complete by the end of 2021, and construction for Phase 1 of redevelopment could begin in the summer or fall of 2021.

(Source: Treaty One Development Corporation)

- With files from CTV’s Danton Unger, Josh Crabb and Jeremie Charron.