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Community Services Minister John Streicker

New Whistle Bend lots planned

The Yukon government is releasing 80 lots in Whistle Bend,

By Whitehorse Star on March 13, 2018

The Yukon government is releasing 80 lots in Whistle Bend, including townhouse, multi-family and residential lots, to builders and the public by lottery and public tender.

The land sale will take place on April 5, in time for the 2018 building season, the government said Monday in a statement.

Tender bids and lottery applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. April 3.

This release of building lots continues the government’s efforts to expand land and housing availability to support healthy and vibrant communities, the statement said.

“New lots in Whistle Bend will meet the demand for housing opportunities in Whitehorse while creating opportunities for local contractors and tradespeople,” said Energy, Mines and Resources Minister Ranj Pillai.

“We will continue to work with municipalities, communities and the private sector to address the land development needs of Yukoners.”

Since its first phase in 2012, Whistle Bend has provided more than 350 building lots for Yukon homes.

For the April 5 land sale, six townhouse sites consisting of 20 lots will be offered through public tender.

Three multi-family lots will be offered through a public tender and 10 restricted residential lots and 47 residential lots will be offered through a lottery.

Construction of Phases 3D and 3E will include nine multi-family lots, 35 commercial lots and two parking garages. Work is expected to begin early this summer and go to lottery in spring 2019.

Construction of Phase 4 is well underway.

It’s anticipated that an additional 196 lots will be released in the spring or early summer of 2019.

“Making land available to Yukoners is one way to ease housing pressures across the territory,” said Community Services Minister John Streicker.

“The release of new Whistle Bend lots is the product of years of hard work and co-operation with the City of Whitehorse.

“We look forward to continue partnering with municipalities to create housing opportunities for Yukoners.”

Comments (2)

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ProScience Greenie on Mar 13, 2018 at 4:16 pm

How about more 1 to 5 acre lots? Big demand for that and it gives a better quality of life, especially for raising kids. Also more in line with the Wilderness City thing. No reason not to except that it means a smaller cut for the real estate and development old boys and girls club that runs the show behind the scenes.

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Traffic Nightmare on Quartz on Mar 13, 2018 at 3:35 pm

This government is just blindly stumbling along creating more residential lots while not addressing all the traffic problems Whistle Bend is already causing in downtown Whitehorse. For example Quartz Road is approaching near gridlock at busy times of the day, just try making a left turn at either Chilkoot Way or Industrial Road during mid day traffic. So yes go ahead and add even more people to Whistle Bend so you can jam pack that little 2 lane road even more, great idea.

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