WHITEHORSE—Landscaping is enhancing the Whistle Bend subdivision as homes are built and streets are completed.
“Whistle Bend is quickly becoming a place that families can be proud to call home,” Porter Creek Centre MLA David Laxton said. “Landscaping is an important part of any new subdivision. As homes are built, landscaping projects along the streets, sidewalks and in the surrounding area are making this neighbourhood a beautiful place to live.”
To date, landscaping has progressed in three phases:
- Along Whistle Bend Way in 2013, including the roundabouts ($566,604).
- On Casca Boulevard, Skookum Drive and around the Phase 1 and 2 pond, from 2013 through 2015 ($597,016).
- Current, ongoing landscaping that includes the completion of the south end of Casca Boulevard, construction of the Aksala, Bellingham and Caprice parkettes, as well as erosion repairs and grass seeding in Phases 1 and 2 ($804,280).
Construction of the Eagle Bay Park is now underway. This viewpoint overlooks the confluence of McIntyre Creek and the Yukon River. It is located near the intersection of Whistle Bend Way and Range Road and will connect to the Whistle Bend perimeter trail.
“Our investment in landscaping will continue as the Whistle Bend subdivision grows,” Minister of Community Services Currie Dixon said. “Our partnership with the City of Whitehorse will see a landscaping design developed for Phase 3 and the evolution of an overall pathway plan for Whistle Bend.”
Once complete, the Whistle Bend subdivision will be home to some 8,000 residents, complete with transit service, a town square with retail shops, plenty of green space and many kilometres of paved and unpaved trails.
Bonnie Venton Ross
Communications, Community Services