WHITEHORSE—The Government of Yukon will invest more than $15 million in capital funding in the Whistle Bend subdivision in 2016/17, subject to legislative approval. This funding will support the design and construction of phase three infrastructure such as the surface drainage system and Eagle Bay Lookout, as well as the overall planning of phases four through seven.
“Whistle Bend is now a vital and growing neighbourhood,” Minister of Community Services Currie Dixon said. “The construction of so many new homes and ongoing demand for lots is spurring the development of phase three and the need to proceed with the work to prepare for future growth.”
As of April 1, only 15 of the 113 lots remain unsold in Whistle Bend phase one. In phase 2A, 122 of the 153 developed lots have been sold and in phase 2B, 12 of the 56 lots have been sold. In total, of the 322 residential lots developed in Whistle Bend, only 90 lots remain unsold. Four additional duplex lots were also made available to Habitat for Humanity in Whistle Bend.
“The Yukon government is working closely with the City of Whitehorse to make land available in Whitehorse where Yukoners can build their homes and raise their families,” Dixon added. “This additional investment will ensure a healthy inventory of lots continues to be available for sale over the counter and will help address the wider issues of supply and affordability of housing.”
When complete, Whistle Bend is envisioned as a neighbourhood for 8,000 residents, complete with transit service, a town square featuring public parkland and retail shops, a school, plentiful green space and many kilometers of paved and unpaved trails.