Glenwood residents concerned infill housing will change neighbourhood

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CJOB's Richard Cloutier and Global News anchor Lisa Dutton discuss infill housing - and the confusing rules that hold back developers – Sep 17, 2019

You can hear the frustration in their voices.

Members of the Glenwood community have fought against change in their Winnipeg neighbourhood – change they say will alter the character of Glenwood, bringing in up to four renters on lots where once a single-family home existed.

They have fought dozens of battles with only a few victories.

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Developers have been encouraged to revitalize these neighbourhoods – demolishing some of the tiny old houses, replacing them with new, energy efficient, climate-change-friendly houses.  They do stand out, sprawling meters above the houses next to them.

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The City of Winnipeg rules are confusing — years worth of consultations and documents has resulted in a hodge-podge of development, and very little consistency in what is allowed where — say the community members.  As our guests tell us in 680 CJOB’s News podcast, Winnipeg is behind the times.

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