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Old Posted Sep 18, 2015, 6:55 PM
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An excellent idea that seems to make sense so I doubt it will ever happen. After all, who will move into the privately owned Fort Garry Place offices if the City moves out? We wouldn't want to have full taxpayer owned buildings while private landlords are left with vacancies.
LOL. I guess it would be hard to pry the employees away from the old-world architectural splendour of Fort Garry Place.

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Oops, I forgot that the city just bought a big office tower that's vacant at the moment... I guess it won't be building anything anytime soon.

Did the city ever consider just putting civic departments into the former Canada Post Building and just pulling out of the leased space it currently occupies?
Pretty sure the city re-upped a bunch of leases before Katz walked out the door...
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Old Posted Sep 18, 2015, 7:14 PM
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Pretty sure the city re-upped a bunch of leases before Katz walked out the door...
Of course...
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Maybe Fort Garry Place can take another run at being an upscale mall...
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Old Posted Sep 18, 2015, 10:18 PM
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The plot actually holds all of the public safety building, the city hall council building, and a portion of the civic parkade. I'm guessing there's just enough of everything sitting on the title with the caveat to make transfer of the property a very difficult practicality...
That is a bloody shame. Btw, thanks for your insight and info. Always appreciated.
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An excellent idea that seems to make sense so I doubt it will ever happen. After all, who will move into the privately owned Fort Garry Place offices if the City moves out? We wouldn't want to have full taxpayer owned buildings while private landlords are left with vacancies.
The primary duty of the state is to fill vacant space--especially streetfront retail--in order to keep rents too high for any uppity small businesses.
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The primary duty of the state is to fill vacant space--especially streetfront retail--in order to keep rents too high for any uppity small businesses.
Probably didn't take much to get (buy)a deal from slippery Sam and his band, probably as little as a meal a year at the revolving restaurant in Bergen's poorly conceived faux Euro aberration!
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I heard that some of the City Halls offices are moving there temporary, when City Hall is being renovated.
It's an ugly eyesore of a building.

Putting people in there again now, when the bldg. surely needs demoing will just delay the sites redevelopment.

Sorry, heritage nuts. The old PSB is not worth saving.

It was literally falling apart before our very eyes.

Time for something different on the site.
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It's an ugly eyesore of a building.

Putting people in there again now, when the bldg. surely needs demoing will just delay the sites redevelopment.
Except that there's more value to the city - and consequently the taxpayer - to keep the building intact and productive. If there weren't a restrictive caveat on the property, I might encourage the city to explore the options that might exist out there. But as it is, that's not really a practical consideration.
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Also, the PSB looks like it's from a dystopian sci-fi and is, therefore, awesome.
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Also, the PSB looks like it's from a dystopian sci-fi and is, therefore, awesome.
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Old Posted Sep 27, 2015, 3:09 PM
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Just thinking out loud. I wonder if there is a legal process by which the city can absolve itself of that caveat? I just think that, in the grand scheme of things, development of that area is vital to the future of Winnipeg's core.
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Just thinking out loud. I wonder if there is a legal process by which the city can absolve itself of that caveat? I just think that, in the grand scheme of things, development of that area is vital to the future of Winnipeg's core.
Only the party that has filed the caveat can opt to have it removed. If they're not co-operative in that respect, the city would have to challenge the original terms under which the property transfer took place.
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Just thinking out loud. I wonder if there is a legal process by which the city can absolve itself of that caveat? I just think that, in the grand scheme of things, development of that area is vital to the future of Winnipeg's core.
There was some discussion reg: this matter some time back. The City could pursue the legal interpretation of the word "public", after the Ross family descendants were consulted of course,a private sale to any party is not possible but RRC could fall under the term "public institution" and the property could be sold to them.
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As long as they develop the site, what's the downside to turning the land back over to that family? Let them pay to tear down the PSB.

My guess is that they'd gladly let the city keep the land when they realize the cost to get it to a point where a developer would even be interested.
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The city put the PSB up, they would be obligated to take it down.
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Inside look at the new over-budget, delayed Winnipeg police HQ

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It's almost two years overdue and millions over budget, but the Winnipeg police will finally move in to the new headquarters in the old Canada Post building on Graham Avenue Tuesday...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manito...e-hq-1.3364652

I particularly liked the historical museum, the weight room, and combat training area..can't wait for a tour.
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Old Posted Dec 15, 2015, 8:46 PM
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Now comes the question, again, what's going to happen to the old digs? AND what will they do with the Canada Post portion on the new site?

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^ Are you in favor of demolition or renovation of the PSB location to start BigG?
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Now comes the question, again, what's going to happen to the old digs?
40M+ reno or demo to turn it into a park

i'm for the reno
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