Originally Posted by Bluenote
Eeeek, in an Area plagued with flooding
. This will just look like Keewatin in a large rain storm then.
But on a serious note, if the CITY had any for sight then they would never have left that little hamlet of houses built on the north side of the track, if they had left that scrub land, they could have just moved the track and maybe they would have had enough room, unless they plan on taking Plessis under the tracks of over, and have Dugald chum up with the tracks , this way they could make one and they would only have to boot the old CDN Tire warehouse and the few other business around there.
This is a section that I wrote May 13th in another thread, perhaps it will explain some of the problems and solutions for the area.
Quote: Let's throw this little tidbit into the mix and see if you super-sleuths can figure out the connection.
There was a developer who wanted to bring a large property 'on-stream' in South Transcona, but was told S. Trans had a drainage problem. He went about and developed plan that made water storage lakes (with aeration and nice lake side building lots. The City says, 'we can't afford this'. The developer says, If you allow me to develop my properties, dedicate the two or three cross streets to allow my controlled lakes to cross, I will set aside green space for parks and public access, provide All City services and turn them over to the City upon completion, and it won't cost the City anything.
The City said , NO!
For the total development to work, a City-owned golf course had to be crossed, Plessis Rd. crossed with a culvert and a controlled water drainage right-a-way to the storm water retention pond in St. Boniface Industrial Park.
Why wasn't the development approved? Hint: This has to do with our subject thread. Unquote.
The area of South Transcona has always had a drainage problem, namely because it is flatter than pea on a plate. The land that the golf course sits on was old dairy property and hayland. The southside Dugald Road ditch was for land drainage and creek re-alignment when they cut off the creeks that went thru Transcona Town proper. The ditch at best, couldn't drain a mild downpour, let alone a winter snow fall. Even though the City put a land drainage pipe in the north ditch a couple of years back. No way would it have the capacity to drain this area on its own. The City has to use an water retention pond system and channel the water through a 10 foot oval culvert that they laid last year on the west side of Lage to Panet Rd. on its way to the Seine River.
If you read the other road threads, Marion - Goulet, Chief Pegus Trail, you can see it all comes full circle. Nothing can or will happen until the City conducts a proper study and starts with Step #1. realize that there should be no district boundaries. Just like they are amalgamating District 4 and 5 operating yards, so must they do with the street planning at the council level.