Before my election in 2011, City staff divided the City into “mature” and “new” communities. Since then, this has not been particularly controversial. Now with the proposed lot-splitting guidelines affecting only “mature” communities, the dividing line has become extremely important. For clarity, planning staff were only asked to bring in guidelines for the mature communities.
The definition the planners have for mature communities suggest that they are largely pre-1950’s areas. Where houses are approximately 73 years old, and are therefore “past their useful life span”, and are on grid streets. I will pass over the obvious fact that “Kingston Cres” is not a grid street, and move on to other areas in St. Vital.