90-store fashion outlet mall coming to Winnipeg (CBC News)

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A massive outlet mall is coming to Winnipeg, set to open near Ikea in spring 2017.

The 385,000-square-foot Outlet Collection at Winnipeg will be at the Seasons of Tuxedo development at Kenaston Boulevard and Sterling Lyon Parkway in southwest Winnipeg.

The project is a partnership between three real estate companies: Regina-based Harvard Developments and Forster Projects, and Quebec-based Ivanhoe Cambridge. Read More…

Planned mall to be enclosed (Winnipeg Free Press)

Shoppers won’t have to brave the elements while shopping at a new $200-million fashion outlet mall that’s planned for southwest Winnipeg.

Developers raised the curtain Tuesday on their plans for developing the 437.3-hectare parcel of land that makes up the second half of the IKEA-led Seasons of Tuxedo development. The centrepiece of the new 910,000-square-foot development, which will be called the Outlets of Seasons, will be an enclosed, 385,000-square-foot premier fashion outlet mall that is slated to open in the spring of 2017. Read More…

Winnipeg: Ivanhoé Cambridge to develop the Outlet Collection at Winnipeg (Press Release)

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Montreal, Quebec, April 29, 2014 – Ivanhoé Cambridge, Harvard Developments and Forster Projects announced today they have joined forces to develop a 385,000 ft2 (36 000 m2) new retail outlet destination in Winnipeg, Manitoba: Outlet Collection at Winnipeg.

Targeting a spring 2017 opening, the Outlet Collection at Winnipeg will be developed on a 40-acre (16 ha) site within the northwest quadrant of Kenaston Boulevard and Sterling Lyon Parkway as a further expansion of the Outlet Collection banner by Ivanhoé Cambridge.

Outlet Collection at Winnipeg will be the first pure outlet centre in Greater Winnipeg and will offer superior brands of value retail from more than 90 renowned retailers, all housed under one roof. It will offer customers a comfortable environment and a new level of shopping experience that caters to all tastes and budgets. It will feature warm natural finishes, innovative day-lighting strategies, bold graphic patterning and materials to create a unique and exciting shopping and dining environment. Ivanhoé Cambridge will undertake the development and leasing of the project and will assume management of the centre once it opens. Read More…

Outlet center planned in Winnipeg (Value Retail News Magazine)

A 110-year-old Canadian company is planning to develop an outlet center in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Harvard Developments, which operates 6 million sf of retail real estate, and its JV partner Forster Projects will break ground by yearend on the first phase of Outlets of Seasons. The opening of the project is scheduled for back-to-school 2015.

According to Blair Forster, president of Forster Projects, the outlet center will be part of a 117-acre complex on the northwest corner of Sterling Lyon Parkway and Kensaston Boulevard in Winnipeg. The site is across the parkway from Seasons of Tuxedo, which is anchored by a 400,000-sf Ikea and a 70,000-sf Cabela’s. More than 75,000 cars pass the site daily. Read More…

Small towns, big potential (Western Investor Magazine)

When veteran commercial developer Harvard Developments Inc. of Regina went looking for retail opportunities it didn’t need to go far.

Harvard is now completing York Station, a 100,000-square-foot retail centre in Yorkton, a town of 17,000, 187 km. northeast of the Saskatchewan capital where Harvard has been headquartered for 110 years.

The emerging grassroots muscle of smalltown Saskatchewan attracted Harvard, as it has an increasing number of name-band developers and retailers. Read More…

Regina mayor’s housing commission to start Thursday (Leader-Post)

The mayor’s new housing commission is to begin Thursday, and members have high hopes that the committee will help alleviate the city’s continued rental housing crunch.

The nine members are to meet for the public meeting at City Hall at 4 p.m., and a look at the agenda shows they will be busy right out of the gate.

“We have a full agenda of things we’re going to talk about, and we have a strong team (of commission members),” Mayor Michael Fougere said Tuesday. “We’re ready to go, and we’re really excited about that.” Read More…

Annexation angst voiced at Regina meeting (Leader-Post)

Lois Kerr just wants to be able to pay her taxes in either the City of Regina or the RM of Sherwood.

But, if the city’s annexation plan gets the go-ahead, her 45 acres of land will be straddling both.

Although she has lived on her property bordering Highway 33 for 43 years, the uncertainty of it all has her considering a move. Read More…

Developers applaud Regina’s long term (Global News)

As Regina Mayor Michael Fougere and councillors from RM of Sherwood debate how a long-term annexation plan should take shape, area developers are praising the mayor for taking such an approach to city planning.

On Friday, Mayor Fougere released a long-term vision on what land the city would need to annex to support a population of 500,000 people.

“The concept of this annexation plan, I believe, will allow the developers and investors in this province a clear  line of sight to where to place their capital,” said Blair Forster, the Vice President of Development with Harvard  Developments. “I think that’s really important.” Read More…

Annexation of RM’s land seen as spur to city growth

The City of Regina has outlined a dramatic plan to annex from the Rural Municipality of Sherwood pockets of land on all four sides of the city.

At a news conference Fri-day, Mayor Michael Fougere said the plan includes a financial compensation package for the RM, adding he sees it as being good for both the city and the RM.

Both the precise size of the land parcels and the amount and terms of compensation for lost property revenue are being negotiated, he added. Read More…

Regina City unveils ambitious annexation plan

The City of Regina has outlined a dramatic plan to annex from the Rural Municipality of Sherwood pockets of land on all four sides of the city.

In a news conference in his office Friday, Mayor Michael Fougere said it includes a financial compensation package for the RM and added he sees the plan as being good for both the city and
the RM.

Both the precise size of the land parcels, and the amount and terms of compensation for lost property revenue, are being negotiated, he added. Read More…

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