University Heights

I’ve had a long relationship with the residents of University Heights going back almost 10 years. Prior to being elected, I volunteered with the Bishop Grandin Greenway Association and worked to extend the trail west on the berm through to Sterling Lyon Parkway. I was on the Fort Garry Bridge Upgrade Advisory Committee working to ensure safe access for pedestrians and cyclists on and accessing the bridge. I also volunteered as the Active Transportation representative on the Event Day Advisory Committee (EDAC) for Investor’s Group Field events to improve walking and cycling conditions in the community.  Since elected I’ve worked with community members to accomplish positive change.

Accomplishments:

  • Aggressively combat illegal rooming houses and produced comprehensive Report to the Community
  • Increase student housing options on Pembina Highway and University Crescent
  • Work closely with Investors Group Field to ensure adherence to EDAC commitments
  • Secured land, initial funding & planning underway to construct recreation campus in South West Winnipeg
  • Facilitate tree planting event with Trees Canada along D’Arcy Drive and the Red River
  • Initiate process to work with community on Local Area Plan to guide future development and direction of University Heights
  • Upgrade Thatcher Dr East of University Crescent to north end of Thatcher Dr (2018 construction season)

Further details of these accomplishments and other activities I and area residents have been working on in University Heights can be found at:  http://janicelukes.ca/your-neighbourhood/university-heights/

Going Forward

These are key issues and projects in University Heights that I believe we should be focusing on going forward:

  1. Upgrading roads
  2. Lay out a timeline for development of Local Area Plan
  3. Ensuring ongoing proactive ‘Safety & Crime Prevention’ education opportunities
  4. Continue to combat illegal rooming houses

PLEASE fill out the survey on this page and tell me what ISSUES or PROJECTS in University Heights YOU want to see ACTION on in next four years.  I will provide a summary of submissions and what I’ve heard ‘at the door’ for you to review in early October.