Neepawa Council approves CN property rezoning


By Eoin Devereux

The Neepawa Banner

Another hurdle has been cleared in the effort to redevelop the former C.N. Rail property in Neepawa. On Tuesday, Apr. 7, council approved second and third reading of a by-law to amend the zoning of the 42 acres near the intersection of Highways five and sixteen.  The land has now been rezoned to allow for the construction of residential single family dwellings and commercial properties.

Mayor Adrian de Groot said council is very pleased to see  progress on this endeavour continue to move forward.

“It’s set in place the correct zoning, according to the required recommendations,” said de Groot. “That’s out of the way now and we can proceed to deliberations with interested parties. That process is going to be in camera because we are dealing with offers or potential offers for the property.”

The land, located on the north west portion of town, was purchased from Canadian National Railways back in 2013. De Groot has previously confirmed that there are three interested parties who have seriously inquired about the land. He hopes to see a plan moving forward within the next few months.