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‘Growing Brandon To The South’ Focus of May 30th Public Open House


May 19, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brandon, MB – The City of Brandon Development Services Division invites all members of the public to attend an open house on Tuesday, May 30th and participate in the important conversation of growing the community to the south.

At the request of a landowner, the City of Brandon has recently initiated a proposal to bring a 170-acre parcel of land located within the RM of Cornwallis into Brandon’s boundaries. This proposed annexation has been deemed necessary to provide land for regional retail development to serve the growing residential area in the community’s south end. The land in question is also an important piece of property in relation to the City of Brandon’s storm water management network.

In order to seek broad feedback from the community on the proposal, a public open house will be held on Tuesday, May 30th, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. within the Brandon Design Studio space of the City of Brandon Cultural Resource Centre at the A.R. McDiarmid Civic Complex, 638 Princess Avenue.

“South Brandon is the City’s fastest growing residential area and that comes with the need for new services and amenities,” notes City of Brandon Chief Planner Ryan Nickel. “In this growth process, we want to work cooperatively with the RM of Cornwallis, adjacent property owners, and the overall communities of both municipalities to ensure any boundary expansion has a positive impact.”

Nickel notes that additional opportunities for feedback will be available through the summer, with the intent to present a final report to Brandon City Council for consideration in the fall of 2017 and subsequent approval from The Manitoba Municipal Board.

The full South Brandon annexation proposal can be downloaded by visiting www.brandon.ca/annexation.  


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