Visionary (re)Generation refers as a whole to the process of planning, designing, and reimagining the University of Manitoba’s Fort Garry campus both now and into the future. This process began with the Open International Design Competition for the campus and the former Southwood golf course, which ran from December 2012 to October 2013. It is now continuing as the University works with the winning team, in collaboration with University and community stakeholders, to develop two important documents: the new Visionary (re)Generation Master Plan for the Fort Garry campus, and Local Area Plan for the Southwood Lands.
The Visionary (re)Generation Master Plan, approved by the University’s Board of Governors in April 2016, establishes a vision and framework for the evolution of the Fort Garry campus over roughly the next 30 years. It also provides a general, high-level vision for the Southwood Lands. Greater detail on the former golf course will be provided in a Local Area Plan for Southwood. This document will demonstrate the development intent for the area, providing direction and guiding the regulation of public and private land development, infrastructure investment, and the built environment.
The Local Area Plan requires City of Winnipeg Council approval, given the status of the Southwood Lands as a ‘Major Redevelopment Site’ in the City’s land use direction strategy (Complete Communities), under the City’s official development plan (OurWinnipeg).
The drafting of the Southwood Local Area Plan will be based on the vision and principles established through the engagement process undertaken so far. Ongoing community engagement will be a part of the Local Area Plan process.