Whitehorse Daily Star

Whistle Bend’s expansion is proceeding

Development of Area C in the Whistle Bend subdivision is moving forward.

By Whitehorse Star on July 27, 2021

Development of Area C in the Whistle Bend subdivision is moving forward.

A public hearing on the matter was held by city council at its meeting Monday, but there were no submissions.

Area C has been divided into phases eight, nine and 10.

Administration is now bringing forward zoning for phase eight.

“Phase 8 design ensures a mix of housing forms, tentatively including 17 single-detached lots, 47 townhouse lots and three multi-family lots, accommodating approximately 90 residential units,” says the administrative report prepared for council.

“The actual development potential will be confirmed through detailed engineering and subsequent subdivision. Adjacent land to phase 8 will also be zoned for greenbelt and public utility.”

The basic concept for Whistle Bend was developed in 2006, and a master plan for the neighbourhood was approved in 2009 for the development of phases one through seven.

Last year, the city completed the planning and preliminary engineering work for three new development areas, including Area C.

Comments (8)

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Wha? on Aug 2, 2021 at 7:06 pm

@ Nathan

A bridge to Long Lake road?
For the 7 houses there?
Consider running for city council or maybe apply at the planning division. Really out of the box thinking there.

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Nathan Living on Aug 1, 2021 at 5:30 pm

Whistlebend residents should live with the traffic issues since it's tolerable and only busy twice a day.

The City will likely put another bridge in from the Long Lake road before it deals with WB access issues.

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Groucho d'North on Jul 31, 2021 at 4:44 pm

" Development of Area C in the Whistle Bend subdivision is moving forward."
Well of course it is, what other options are there for more residential land in the near term? Anybody?

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Charlie's Aunt on Jul 30, 2021 at 4:21 pm

Don't worry about the traffic issue, Whistle Bend can be Yukon's next fly-in community. Only a short hop from airport where there is lots of parking too.

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JustSayin' on Jul 29, 2021 at 5:44 pm

Who the heck wants to live in cookie cutterville where one can see the neighbors escapades.

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yukon56 on Jul 27, 2021 at 7:52 pm

Just make it its own little town. Build another hospital, firehall RCMP detachment and a good grocery store and no one needs to commute because the only ones that can afford are transplanted Government workers who work from home.

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Matthew on Jul 27, 2021 at 5:40 pm

As a builder, I feel extremely sorry about home owners in Whistlebend. Building on a sand pit for one. And only having 1 single lane road in and out.. good thing we're getting a new 30M city hall though! LOL

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Bummper to bumper on Jul 27, 2021 at 3:17 pm

Do any of the dimbulbs in the planning office have any sort of plan in place to address the elephant in the room: Mountainview's inability to handle the existing traffic load let alone 8,000 more Whistlebenders?

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