Steinbach City Council has given first and second reading to a bylaw which would create a public reserve along the north side of Main Street at Goossen Avenue.
The City has been slowly amassing land north of Main Street as there is a water line that runs along the property line.
The City’s long-term plan is to create a path that extends along Main Street from Hespeler Street to Kroeker Avenue.
609 Main Street is currently being sold, which gives the city an opportunity to continue gaining land for the future pathway.
The City of Steinbach has already retained title to the majority of the parcel for some time.
The City was provided the opportunity to acquire 609 Main Street, which is a smaller square parcel attached to the existing land that it owns next to it.
Administration is recommending that the entire parcel be created as a plan of public reserve.
Councillor Jac Siemens says this is an important factor in the city’s long-term plan.
“Not only are the water lines actually running in that area from K.R. Barkman Park where we have some of the city’s water wells to the tower it runs through that area, but also potentially a future pedestrian corridor on the old original creek bed.”
Councillor Michael Zwaagstra agrees it’s a good opportunity to buy that portion of the property.
“It allows city staff access to the water line, and continues with the plans of accumulating land for a future pathway. And so it makes sense when there's an opportunity like this to take advantage of that opportunity.”
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