May 9: Nothing’s stopping you/downtown dreaming redux

  1. Interview with people making a movie about Woodrow Place!

  2. Much of Winnipeg’s downtown area should be a residential neighborhood first and foremost. So why are we still trying to create a massive central business district (of various, non-res themes)? Why not “shrink” downtown by building more fine-scaled housing?

  3. Is “a viable downtown shopping district” the last missing piece of the Downtown Winnipeg puzzle? Is The Bay, as a store and as a building, an important enough piece of our core to warrant propping it up with tax incentives? Is it time to begin planning new life for the building, when and if the store abandons the site? Or should we just knock the whole thing down and put a waterpark or something in it?

  4. Is a recent uptick in downtown crime something to be concerned about?

  5. The Merchants Hotel — a solution for other downtown SROs ?