Contact Information

Planning & Buildings Department

638 Princess Ave.
Brandon, MB R7A 0P3

Office Phone: 204-729-2110
Fax: 204-728-2406

Email: planning@brandon.ca
           building@brandon.ca

Public Engagement Program

Brandon Design Studio

We would like to invite you to discover and learn about how you can be part of the land use development process affecting your neighbourhood, but most importantly, how you can be part of the effort to build a sustainable Brandon - the city where you live, work and play. For this reason, the Planning & Buildings Department has just launched our new public engagement program to be hosted by the Brandon Design Studio. The Brandon Design Studio is a vehicle for us to host a number of workshops and events throughout the year. For the majority of the workshops and events, the Brandon Design Studio will be hosting the events at the City’s Cultural Resource Centre at 638 Princess Avenue (entrance B), PDF icon View Map (50 KB); depending on the nature of the workshops or events, the workshop or event maybe held somewhere else in the city, please check for locations by clicking on the title of the workshop or event or by contacting our office. Please register for the session(s) that you are interested in as soon as possible in order to reserve a place. Find out how to register below.

BRANDON DESIGN STUDIO - PROVIDE US WITH YOUR COMMENTS

 

Upcoming Events

 

 

Registration

All of the workshop and event dates are subject to change depending on the number of enrollments and circumstances beyond our control such as weather or illness of the keynote speaker.

To register for any one of the workshops or events, you can:

  1. Contact our office at 204-729-2214 for information and to register;
  2. Drop by our office at 638 Princess Avenue, the Planning & Buildings Department (7th Street entrance); or
  3. Register online:

Register Now For Events

 

Past Events

Brandon Design Studio

We would like to invite you to discover and learn about how you can be part of the land use development process affecting your neighbourhood, but most importantly, how you can be part of the effort to build a sustainable Brandon - the city where you live, work and play. For this reason, the Planning & Buildings Department has just launched our new public engagement program to be hosted by the Brandon Design Studio. The Brandon Design Studio is a vehicle for us to host a number of workshops and events throughout the year. For the majority of the workshops and events, the Brandon Design Studio will be hosting the events at the City’s Cultural Resource Centre at 638 Princess Avenue (entrance B), PDF icon View Map (50 KB); depending on the nature of the workshops or events, the workshop or event maybe held somewhere else in the city, please check for locations by clicking on the title of the workshop or event or by contacting our office. Please register for the session(s) that you are interested in as soon as possible in order to reserve a place. Find out how to register below.

BRANDON DESIGN STUDIO - PROVIDE US WITH YOUR COMMENTS

 

Upcoming Events

 

 

Registration

All of the workshop and event dates are subject to change depending on the number of enrollments and circumstances beyond our control such as weather or illness of the keynote speaker.

To register for any one of the workshops or events, you can:

  1. Contact our office at 204-729-2214 for information and to register;
  2. Drop by our office at 638 Princess Avenue, the Planning & Buildings Department (7th Street entrance); or
  3. Register online:

Register Now For Events

 

Past Events

2019

June 13, 2019 | Southeast Brandon Neighbourhood Planning Event| 6pm to 8pm  PDF Icon Event Flyer

The City of Brandon is facilitating and coordinating a plan for the southeast growth area to provide direction on development. What aspects of building community do you find vital to include in the plan? We invite you to come and provide feedback on how you would like to see the area develop.

 

June 6, 2019 | Development And Flooding Workshop | 5pm to 7pm  PDF Icon Event Flyer (969 KB)

With the realities of extreme flooding along Brandon's Assiniboine River Corridor once thought to be unlikely now part of the community's collective wisdom, the City of Brandon is looking to the public for feedback as it charts a new vision for how building development occurs in Brandon's diked floodplain areas. The updated regulations informed by community input will attempt to find a balance between development with the need to protect people and property from flooding events.

 

March 19, 2019 at 5:00pm - BU West Neighbourhood Zoning Open House  PDF Icon Invitation (1.4 MB)

With the University adopting a master plan, the City of Brandon has an opportunity to work with residents to refresh the vision for the area. We are proposing options to rezone 21st Street based on feedback received in Fall of 2018. This come-and-go event was designed to allow participants to view and provide feedback on the proposed options.

 

February 26, 2019 at 5:00pm - North Brandon Gateway Secondary Plan Open House  PDF Icon Invitation (477 KB)

The City of Brandon is updating the North Brandon Gateway Secondary Plan to provide better development flexibility for the entire secondary plan area while maintaining the original community vision for the area. We are also working with a developer interested in developing 21 hectares of land for residential purposes. This was a come-and-go event at the Riverbank Discovery Centre where attendees were invited to proviide feedback on the proposed mapping and policy changes. Proposed changes to the secondary plan and the proposed residential development concept were on display.

 

February 7, 2019 at 5:00pm - Bringing the Downtown Plan to Life - Public Consultation Event (Part II)  

PDF Icon Invitation (710 KB), PDF Icon Draft Downtown Plan (4.5 MB)

This event was a follow-up to the feedback received from a previous public consultation. Staff presented the proposed updates to the Downtown Brandon Secondary Plan.

 

2018

December 13, 2018 at 5:00pm - Development Charges - Capital Budget Discussion  PDF iconInvitation (190 KB)  

Development charges are an important tool to fund infrastructure required to service new growth. Development Services staff are moving forward with the Development Charges by-law with the intention for the charges to be implemented early in 2019 following Council approval.

Attendees were invited to join Development Services staff for a discussion on the timing of infrastructure identified to service growth in the capital budget. Industry feedback is key to ensure the City's construction timelines align with market demands and the speed of development.

 

September 27, 2018 at 4:00 pm - Brandon University West Residential Area Zoning Open House  pdf Invitation (161 KB) pdf Presentation (2.8 MB) pdf Display Boards

The residential area west of Brandon University is unique for its neighbourhood character and proximity to the university. With the University adopting a master plan, the City of Brandon has an opportunity to work with residents and refresh the vision for the area. This open house encouraged residents to be part of the conversation to determine zoning for the area to manage change for the betterment of the city and the neighbourhood.

 

Semptember 25, 2018 at 5:30 pm - Naturalized Ponds Open House pdf Invitation (637 KB) 

The City of Brandon is encouraging the establishment of naturalized stormwater ponds in both existing and new areas of the City. This was an informal meeting to discuss what makes these ponds different and how they enhance neighborhood character while improving water quality and decreasing maintenance costs.

 

 

May 17, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. - 8th Street Pedestrian Bridge Design Options pdf Invitation (889 KB) pdf Presentation (7.5 MB)

City Administration finalized a number of design options that it feelt best represents the needs identified by the community for a active transportation/pedestrian linkage across the Canadian Pacific railway corridor. Residents were invited to view various design options for the 8th Street pedestrian bridge.

 

April 24, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. - Bringing the Downtown Plan to Life - The HUB Secondary Plan Update      pdf Invitation (495 KB), Presentation

Over the past five years engaged residents, developers and business owners have been working together to achieve the City's vision for downtown. Together, we have seen many positive changes, but more needs to be done. Attendees to this event helped to identify future actions to continue achieving our vision for a vibrant downtown.

 

April 6, 7 & 8, 2018 - Come see us at the BRANDON HOME SHOW

Building Inspectors were on hand at the Brandon Home Show April 6, 7 & 8, 2018 to answer general inquiries from the public.

 

March 22, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. - Industrial Strategy Implementation Workshop pdf Invitation (453 KB)

 

The City of Brandon has completed an industrial development strategy to facilitate growth and drive the region's economy. This workshop intended to share the vision for growth and allow attendees to have their say in how to make the vision a reality!

 

March 13, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. - PDF icon 2018 Zoning By-law Update - Open House (552 KB)  

Attendees at this open house were encouraged to provide feedback on proposed changes to the Zoning By-law. There was a facilitated group discussion.

 

2017

In 2017 we took part in 14 public engagement events. Below are some of the highlights.

 

March 1, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. - PDF icon Southwest Brandon Secondary Plan Amendments Open House (305 KB)

Participants learned about new proposed amendments to the City of Brandon Southwest Secondary Plan.

 

March 8, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. - PDF icon Development Charges Public Event Notice (265 KB)

Attendees had an opportunity to discuss development charges as a way to pay for new growth in Brandon. This community discussion aimed to assist the public in navigating the Development Charge Draft Background Study and to provide an opportunity to share thoughts, concerns and questions with City administration.

 

October 10, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. - PDF icon Southwest Brandon Secondary Plan Amendments Information Session (168 KB)

This information session presented the proposed changes that were introduced at the previous workshop held on March 1, 2017.

 

2016

January 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. - PDF icon Financing Future Growth Meet & Greet (92 KB)

The City of Brandon, in consultation with Watson and Associates Economists Ltd. is undertaking the process to establish a charging framework to fund infrastructure needed to grow the community, which will result in the establishment of a Development Charge By-law. The Financing Future Growth Meet & Greet provided the opportunity to network with the Consultants and City staff and to understand the process which will lead to the drafting of the proposed by-law.

 

March 1 & 22, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. - PDF icon Energy Efficiency for Houses & Small Buildings (1 MB)

Beginning April 1, 2016 the technical requirements of Section 9.36 of the 2010 Manitoba Building Code will become law. This informational session covered the scope, prescriptive requirements, and technical aspects of achieving compliance to the requirements. Attendees learned more about the methods of achieving compliance and how these changes will impact them.

 

April 8, 9 & 10, 2016 - Come see us at the BRANDON HOME SHOW

Building Inspectors were on hand at the Brandon Home Show April 8, 9 & 10, 2016 to answer general inquiries from the public.

 

May 3, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. - PDF icon Climate Resiliency for Brandon (324 KB), PDF icon Presentation (7 MB)

Resilience planning provides the foundation of building a sustainable city. This engaging event, "Climate Resiliency for Brandon", featured guest speaker Roger Rempel, a Winnipeg-based environmental engineer, who spoke about how to plan, to understand, to anticipate and to adapt to the increasing storm events as a result of climate change.

 

May 5, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. - Energy Efficiency in Houses and Small Buildings

Beginning April 1, 2016 the technical requirements of Section 9.36 of the 2010 Manitoba Building Code will become law. This informational session covered the scope, prescriptive requirements, and technical aspects of achieving compliance to the requirements. Attendees learned about the methods of achieving compliance and how these changes will impact them.

 

November 24, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. - PDF icon Paying for Growth in Brandon (334 KB)

Currently, the sharing of infrastructure costs for the development of new properties is negotiated between the City and its Developers. When the City is unable to capture all the costs for new infrastructure, existing taxpayers end up sharing the new growth burden.

Participants were led in a discussion about one infrastructure funding tool that is currently being considered by the City. Development Cost Charges systematically allocate the costs of new infrastructure to those properties that ultimately benefit from the new infrastructure. This tool helps to fairly allocate the costs of growth, while reducing subsidization by taxpayers.

 

November 29, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. - PDF icon How to Develop a Secondary Suite (286 KB)

Attendees explored the idea of building a secondary suite in their home. From planning to building, fascilitators discussed the feasibility of turning homes into revenue generators. This information session was intended to assist homeowners of all experience levels to determine if building a secondary suite is feasibile for their property.

How to Develop a Secondary Suite - Presentation from Tuesday, November 29, 2016

 

2015

January 27, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. - PDF icon Land Use Zoning By-Law Open House (284 KB)

The City of Brandon Planning, Property and Buildings Department is starting the process to revise the current land use Zoning By-law. This important wide ranging document regulates a variety of things from design of a shopping mall to how and where you can build a home or addition on your own property. (Proposed draft of the Zoning By-law)

 

January 29, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. - PDF icon Is it code, or is it just me? (414 KB) pdf icon (Presentation) (893 KB)

This informational session focused on the new 2013 Manitoba Energy Code. The session addressed which types of buildings and building systems will be most affected and how to achieve compliance with the newly adopted Energy Code.

Additional resources on the new 2013 Manitoba Energy Code:

MECB 2013 Compliance Checklist

Lighting Trade-off Compliance Calculator & NRCan HVAC-SWH Trade-off Compliance ToolNRCan HVAC-SWH Trade-off Compliance Tool

 

February 25, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. - pdf icon Growing Our Existing Neighbourhoods Together (262 KB) pdf icon Presentation (286 KB)

This kick-off public informational session brought everyone in the community, including residents, property owners, and developers together to discuss how we can grow and develop our existing neighbourhoods. The informal cafe style informational session included a brief presentation, followed by an informal discussion where participants provided feedback regarding how and where new infill homes should be built within our existing neighbourhoods.

 

March 25, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. - pdf icon 1O1 On 1x1 (403 MB) - EVENT CANCELLED

An interactive event with 1x1 architecture. The group will first present a selection of their work and discuss the role of architecture and urban planning in shaping vibrant community spaces. You will then be invited to have an interactive and engaging discussion with the architects.

 

April 10, 11 & 12, 2015 - Come see us at the BRANDON HOME SHOW

Building Inspectors and Community Planners were on hand at the Brandon Home Show April 10, 11 & 12, 2015 to answer general inquiries from the public.

 

April 21, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. - pdf icon Growing Our Existing Neighbourhoods Together (894 KB), pdf icon Presentation (812 KB), pdf icon Summary (692 KB)

The open house brought the community together to discuss how we can grow and develop our existing neighbourhoods. The open house included a brief presentation covering a review of the comments from the public information session held on February 25, 2015 as well as examples of what has been done elsewhere. The presentation was followed by an informal discussion and an interactive exercise that generated ideas from the participants.

 

May 21, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. - PDF Icon Growing Our Existing Neighbourhoods Together (894 KB)

The open house intends to bring everyone in the community together to discuss how we can grow and develop our existing neighbourhoods. The open house will include a brief presentation covering a review of the comments from the public information session held on February 25, 2015 as well as examples of what has been done elsewhere. The presentation will be followed by an informal discussion and an interactive exercise to generate ideas from the participants. Please mark your calendars and join us. We look forward to seeing you there.

 

June 18, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. - pdf icon Temporary Signs - Love 'em or hate 'em? (126 KB), pdf icon Presentation (1.1 MB), pdf icon Summary (139 KB)

The City of Brandon Planning, Property and Buildings Department is starting the process to review and update the current Temporary Sign By‐law in regards to how temporary signs should be included within our neighbourhoods and streetscapes. The by-law regulates various types of temporary signs, including sandwich board signs, real estate signs, construction signs and mobile signs, among others. This open house provided information on our current regulations, how they compare to other similar cities and gave attendees the opportunity to provide input on how temporary signs should be included along Brandon's streetscapes.

 

July 16, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. - PDF icon TLC for Your HRV (220 KB)

This informational and interactive session provided an overview of the general functions and maintenance of HRV's (Heat Recovery Ventilators).

 

July 29, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. - PDF icon Growing Our Existing Neighbourhoods Together (439 KB), PDF icon Presentation (809 KB)

The City of Brandon is growing, the character in our existing neighbourhoods is changing as a result. To address these changes, new standards are being proposed by the City to ensure positive impacts on our neighbourhoods. This public event was the fourth and final of a series of open houses regarding residential infill (redevelopment and development within existing neighborhoods). The event included a brief presentation on the proposed development standards that incorporated comments and suggestions from the three previous open houses, online survey and best practices from elsewhere.

 

September 30, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. - PDF icon How To Live With Radon Gas (138 KB), PDF icon Presentation ( 1 MB)

Radon gas is a naturally occurring gas that cannot be detected by smell, taste or sight, and it is found in different concentrations throughout the Province. This informational and interactive session informed attendees about the methods of testing and mitigating the level of radon gas.

 

October 6, 2015 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. - PDF icon Heritage - Planning for our Future, Preserving our Past (477 KB), PDF icon Presentation (556 KB), PDF icon Comment Sheet (37 KB)

The City of Brandon Planning, Property and Buildings Department and the Brandon Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee jointly hosted an open house for the public to seek input on the development of a new Heritage Management Plan and amendments to the Heritage Conservation By-law. The Heritage Management Plan is a tool to ensure the conservation of heritage resources and to help a community maximize the potential of its heritage resources. The Heritage Conservation By-law governs municipal heritage matters, including, but not limited to, the establishment of the Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee and the designation and protection of heritage sites. The by-law is being amended to implement legislative updates as well as some of the new Heritage Managment Plan's initiatives.

 

November 3, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. - PDF icon Building a Sustainable City (362 KB)

Built Green Canada provided an overview of the organization, its programs, how to obtain a BUILT GREEN® certification for your home, and how working together as citizens, builders, developers, and the municipality we can build a truly livable City for many generations to come.