U of M reveals plan to convert golf course into housing

The University of Manitoba is poised to develop a giant swath of land next to the newly-finished Bombers stadium.

University of Manitoba chooses architect, developer team to redevelop 120-acre Southwood Precinct

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      The University of Manitoba is poised to develop a giant swath of land next to the newly-finished Bombers stadium.

      The university now owns what was once Southwood Golf and Country Club and wants to redevelop the area into mixed-use housing and retail space.

      In 2012, the university put out a call to architects and land developers for plans to redevelop the 120-acre space. Officials received 45 bids for the Southwood precinct and have now decided on a group of firms.

      Two Toronto-based firms and two Winnipeg-based firms have been selected for the project. Janet Rosenberg and Studio, Cibinel Architects, Landmark Planning and Design and ARUP Canada will begin working on a master plan for the land parcel in 2014.

      University officials say they want the land to be used for housing and commercial space as well as be pedestrian friendly.

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