WHITEHORSE – With clearing well underway in the Mountainview Drive area, Yukon government tenders for future Whistle Bend work are beginning to roll out. The City of Whitehorse began planning and consultation on the project in 2006 and received approvals in 2009. The project was then handed over to the Yukon government for development under the Land Development Protocol.
“With real progress now visible on the ground we are closer to our goal of making more land available for housing,” Community Services Minister Archie Lang said. “The planning and design work by the City of Whitehorse laid the foundation for development that will result in a significant number of new lots in two years.”
Land lotteries for the first lots are tentatively scheduled for the fall of 2012.
The recent clearing near Mountainview Drive has led to a public tender being issued for the road linking the new subdivision to Mountainview Drive. It is expected that the contract will be in place and work will begin on the main access road by the end of September.
Later this fall, public tenders will be issued for water and sewer lines to be constructed next spring.
Whistle Bend Stages one and two are designed to accommodate 194 single family lots, 48 townhouse lots, 34 duplex lots and 17 multiple family lots. The design also includes a school site, one community use lot and three parks.
During the clearing process, all trees over a specific size will be salvaged and stacked for public pick-up. Wood-gathering permits are required and they will be available later this fall at the Forest Management branch at kilometer 918, Alaska Highway.
For more information about Whistle Bend visit www.community.gov.yk.ca/cd/whistlebend.html.