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Old Posted Aug 23, 2015, 10:55 PM
Danny D Oh Danny D Oh is offline
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Originally Posted by yellowghost View Post
If this eventually becomes a "urban reserve" with residential and retail developement, it might be a waste of money and time widening Kenaston street. Add the extra lane..if you will, but if history can teach you anything, it is that retail developements means more "intersection improvements" , in this case the construction of a intersection that did not exist, between taylor street and grant. Probably another one on grant also. This would counter balance any benefit of the extra lane. Possibly factor in additional crosswalks and longer redlights to account for people wandering to the other side.
It's in the south end so it'll get widened no doubt. Kenaston will be 12 lanes wide before the Louise Bridge is rebuilt.

The "urban reserve" with residential development is an interesting issue. Would residential development only be open to First Nations people? How would it be taxed for others if it weren't, since it's Crown/Treaty land? Could you have a mega development in Winnipeg that brings no benefit in terms of $$$ to the City itself, and actually costs the city money for infrastructure improvements around it?
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