Photo Credits: Sactliff Miller Murray
Initial research by: Zoe Goldman
Continued research by: Nicole Brekelmans
Edited by: Samantha Miller
Case study compiled in 2018
Project: Waterfront Drive
Type of Urban Strategy: Water
Type of Project: Alternative neighbourhood / Downtown Revitalization
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba
Date Designed/Planned: 2000
Construction Completed: 2004
Designer: Sactliff Miller Murray, CentreVenture
Waterfront Drive is a project located in Winnipeg’s downtown to revitalize the west bank of the Red River along with Winnipeg’s Exchange District. Established by CentreVenture and Sactliff Miller Murry, the project strives to create a new vision of the downtown waterfront by creating a focal point for new mixed-use development. The development includes commercial, office, and residential. This development brings the attention back to the river and the adjacent Stephen Juba Park allowing it to become a space for the people.
Waterfront, previously characterized by gravel parking lots and warehouses, now acts as a thriving area for local amenities with a balanced mixture between new construction, historic buildings, and natural features. This project provides a framework for other expanding downtown neighbourhoods or other revitalization projects, displaying the importance of creating dense urban areas at a pedestrian scale.
(Scatliff Miller Murray, 2001).