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10 things you'll see at The Forks in the next 20 years

This week, the Forks Renewal Corporation announced its 20-year plan to redevelop nearly five hectares of land currently used as parking lots.

What about a residential village and a pedestrian promenade? You got it.

A mock-up of what the residential village area would look like in the Forks renewal plan. (The Forks Renewal Corporation)

This week, the Forks Renewal Corporation announced its 20-year plan to redevelop nearly five hectares of land currently used as parking lots.

They introduced, or in some cases reintroduced, 10 concepts that will change the iconic Winnipeg landmark over the next two decades. The plans include residences, rapid transit and an elevated pedestrian walk way, among other things.

"It's a really big project, it's huge in fact. It's about 12 acres of land. In our 25-year history it would be the biggest project we've undertaken but it would also complete the Forks," said Clare MacKay, vice-president of corporate and community initiatives at The Forks. 
The forks will be a transit hub according to the renewal plans. (The Forks Renewal Corporation)

The development of the following 10 concepts hinges on funds from the province and federal government.  

"Some of them are quite bold. We're looking at an elevated highline very similar to one that's in New York. We're looking at a community center, a residential village," MacKay said.

The future of the Forks includes:

  1. Residential village at the Forks
  2. Public Art
  3. Production Spaces / Storefronts
  4. Rapid Transit Hub at Union Station
  5. Highline - Elevated Pedestrian Corridor
  6. Pedestrian Promenade
  7. Target Zero
  8. Community Facilities
  9. Best in Local + Independent Retail
  10. More of The Forks
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