Southwood Circle will grow and transform the University of Manitoba campus into a world-leading “univercity” by providing a deep base of housing, employment, amenities and learning opportunities, all within a 5-minute walk. Infill development will be energized by a wealth of amenities already on site.
MASTER PLAN FOR THIS COMPLETE COMMUNITY
Phase 1A 10 acres
Approved total density
Approved multi-family residential
Approved commercial retail
Max 250 ft
The entire property will be developed in phases. Third-party developers will sublease and develop individual lots as they are released to market.
Southwood Circle will be a mixed-use, multi-family, complete community, where everything needed for a happy life will be nearby. Within the walking distance of every residential building will be retail businesses, restaurants, workplaces and workout facilities. It will become a vibrant city within a city, surrounded by exciting attractions.
All residential buildings will be multi-family, with a mix of condominium and rental projects covering the full spectrum of user types and price points.
The area along Sifton Road is planned to be a lively destination for shopping, dining, running errands and hanging out with friends. Envisioned for this area are a grocery store, pharmacy, banks, coffee shops, brew pubs and eclectic retail.
The community will be connected by more than 10 km of walking and biking paths. With rapid transit service and a car-sharing co-op on site, there will be little need for residents to own motor vehicles.
Total parkland is more than 200% higher than the statutory requirement. The park master plan has been developed using Indigenous design principles by a Winnipeg-based Indigenous designer.
Buildings in phase 1 can be a maximum of 250 feet in height. Site density is up to 5x. Site coverage is governed by setbacks and ranges up to 80%.
The Community Wellness, Sustainability and Design Policy for Southwood Circle applies a holistic model of community wellness, including an emphasis on tree preservation, stormwater management, reduced car use and sustainable building design. UM Properties is also exploring sustainability investments like district geothermal heating, snowless roads and an EV bike-sharing program.