Contact Information

Development Services

638 Princess Ave.
Brandon, MB R7A 0P3

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

Email: planning@brandon.ca

Southwest Brandon Wastewater Servicing Project

 

pdf Southwest Brandon Wastewater Servicing Project (825 KB)

 

What

The City has determined the southwest area will be a focus for residential and commercial growth. New wastewater infrastructure is required to support continued development.

Why

The existing area wastewater network is nearing capacity; lift station(s) are required to direct the wastewater to the nearest acceptable location and to overcome topographic challenges with the desired service area.

Project Funding

City Administration is proposing a debenture through general borrowing, requesting a borrowing authority of $30 million. Debentures will be issued in series based on cash flow requirements over the various project phases.

Wastewater Servicing Definitions

Lift Station: A pumping station that moves wastewater from a lower elevation to a higher elevation. Also provides ability to direct wastewater from one point in the collection system to another.

Wastewater Trunk Sewer: Large diameter sewer pipe that allows for flow by gravity. Residential and commercial developments connect to the trunk sewer, which directs the wastewater to the lift station.

Forcemain: A pressurized sewer pipe that leaves the lift station and discharges wastewater into the downstream collection system.

 

Southwest Brandon Service Area

Southwest Brandon Service Area

  • City endeavors to provide wastewater service to Brookwood South, Bellafield, and Commercial property south of Patricia Ave.
  • City is looking to capitalize on opportunity to setup for future growth areas.
  • Servicing will be completed through a phased approach.

 

Wastewater Servicing - Concept Overview

Wastewater Servicing

  • Multi-phased wastewater servicing project to facilitate growth in southwest Brandon.
  • Principally two phases with multiple construction contracts within each.
  • Design is currently underway with City targeting first construction contract to be tendered in Fall 2022.

 

Wastewater Servicing - 34th Street Phase

34th Street Phase includes:

  • Construction of lift station near the intersection of 34th Street and Patricia Avenue
  • Wastewater trunk sewer extending north to service adjacent developments
  • Forcemain from the lift station to connection at existing forcemain on 1st Street, downstream of existing South End Lift Station
  • South End Lift Station upgrades
  • Fiber optic communications installation

 

Wastewater Servicing – 18th Street Phase 

18th Street Phase includes

  • Construction of lift station on 18th Street (PTH 10) south of Patricia Avenue
  • Wastewater sewer extending north and west to service adjacent developments
  • Forcemain from the lift station to connection at existing forcemain on 1st Street, downstream of existing South End Lift Station
  • Fiber optic communications installation 

Southeast Brandon Drainage Improvements Project

 

pdf Southeast Drainage Improvements Project (2 MB)

 

What

Construction of new stormwater infrastructure in the southeast area of Brandon to augment and expand upon the existing drainage network.

Why

Southeast Brandon has a drainage network that is currently incomplete and inadequate. Continued development in the southeast without the project would increase risk of overland flooding and potential surcharge of domestic sewer systems.

Project Funding

City Administration is proposing a debenture through general borrowing, requesting a borrowing authority of $30.14 million. Debentures will be issued in series based on cash flow requirements over the various project phases and multiple years.

 

Southeast Drainage Catchment

catchment

  • Existing catchment is roughly bounded by Richmond Ave, Patricia Ave, 26th St and 17th St E
  • Drainage predominantly flows in a southeast direction and currently terminates in the pond south of Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School (Crocus Pond)

 

Concept Overview

Concept Overview

  • A multi-phased drainage project to augment and expand the existing drainage network that currently ends at Crocus Pond along 1st Street South
  • Currently proposed with 5 phases of construction
  • Detailed design of phases 1-4 currently underway

 

Phases 1-4

Phases 1 – 4 include:

  • Construction of new trunk sewer and drainage infrastructure
  • Construction of new stormwater retention ponds
  • Modifications to existing pond and channel
  • Re-establish overland flow to proposed environmental preserve

 

Proposed drainage works will address:

  • Incomplete drainage network
  • Drainage relief for adjacent sub-catchment areas

 

Phase 1

  • Outlet from Crocus Pond
  • Douglas pond and storm sewer from 1st St to 17th St E
  • Anticipated construction commencing Summer 2022

Phase1

 

Phase 2

  • Extension of Phase 1
  • Large retention pond
  • Outlet across Richmond Ave
  • Maintain flows to existing wetland east of 17th St E

Phase2

 

Phase 3

  • Relief sewer from 1st St and Richmond Ave
  • New retention pond
  • Connection to Phase 1 storm sewer

Phase3

 

Phase 4

  • Construction of small pump station
  • Irrigation through environmental preserve

Phase4

 

Cemetery & Associated Drainage

 

cemetery & associated drainage

Works include detailed design and construction of:

  • Stormwater retention pond
  • Stormwater sewers

 

Works addresses:

  • Increased drainage capacity
  • High risk overland flood areas

 

 cemetery drainage

  • New stormwater retention pond
  • New storm sewer along Aberdeen Ave
  • Allows for future expansion of storm sewer network

 

cemetery drainage3

  • New drainage infrastructure along southside of cemetery
  • New storm sewer on Magnolia Dr
  • Works completed after Cemetery retention pond to provide relief to overland flood prone areas

 

New Sump Pit Regulation

Development Services hosted a virtual event on January 5, 2021 to explain the contents of a new regulation that governs the installation and operation of sump pits in new and existing homes. Click here to view a recording of the information and presentation session.

For further information on this new regulation, please contact Murray Fischer, Building Safety Manager, at m.fischer@brandon.ca.

 

 

Conceptual Design and Streetscape Strategy of Pacific Avenue

Purpose of the project

The City of Brandon has initiated a project to implement an action item in The Downtown Brandon Secondary Plan to improve the connectivity of Pacific Avenue between 1st Street and 18th Street. During the project, the City of Brandon will be working with a consultant to undertake a conceptual design study and develop a streetscape strategy of the project area.

Pacific Avenue is designated by the City as an urban collector road and is an important east-west corridor with a current connection to 18th Street and future limited access connection with 1st Street. The long term vision for Pacific Avenue will include a continuous vehicular and multi-modal connection between 1st Street and 34th Street. This vision, along with continued development in Downtown Brandon, has resulted in concerns with the integration of vehicle traffic, on-street parking, and biking and walking connections through this corridor with existing intersections and proposed connections.

This study project will provide recommendations to address those concerns and on streetscape design for major intersections and road segments.

 

Project area

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Project Timeline

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Public Engagement

The City hosted a virtual open house on March 25, 2021 to update the public about the selected conceptual design and streetscape strategy for the Pacific Avenue project. The PDF Icon open house presentation (2.15 MB) and recording are available for the public to view. You may provide comments about the selected conceptual design to Sam van Huizen, Traffic & Transportation Planner, at 204-729-2105 or s.vanhuizen@brandon.ca, or Shengxu Li, Community Planner, at 204-729-2117 or s.li@brandon.ca.

 

Virtual Open House - March 25, 2021

All members of the public are invited to attend the virtual open house and learn about the selected conceptual design and streetscape strategy for the Pacific Avenue.

Date: Thursday, March 25, 2021

Time: 6:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Format: Webinar through City’s YouTube Channel

If you are unable to attend the virtual public open house, the video recording will be available online following the virtual public open house.

Residents who have questions and comments regarding the virtual public open house, or wish to follow up after the virtual open house, can contact Sam van Huizen, Traffic & Transportation Planner at 204-729-2105 or  s.vanhuizen@brandon.ca, or Shengxu Li, Community Planner at 204-729-2117 or  s.li@brandon.ca.

 

The City hosted two webinars on December 10, 2020 to consult with the public about the conceptual design options. The webinar presentation and recordings are available for public view. You may provide comments about the conceptual design options to Shengxu Li, Community Planner, at s.li@brandon.ca or 204-729-2117. 

To view presentation slides in the webinars, please click here

The webinar recordings have been combined together as one video for your convenience. To listen to the recording, please follow the link to City of Brandon Youtube Channel.

 

The online survey is now closed. For further information or to share your comments on the conceptual design options detailed below please contact Shengxu Li, Community Planner, at s.li@brandon.ca or 204-729-2117 or Sam van Huizen, Traffic & Transportation Planner, at s.vanhuizen@brandon.ca or 204-729-2105.

 

PDF Icon Survey evaluation criteria (94 KB).  

 

Conceptual Design Option 1 - Bi-Directional Bikeway on North Side of Pacific Avenue

PDF Icon Key Features (41 KB)

PDF Icon Figure 1.1 Pacific Avenue (Looking West cross section) (644 KB) 

PDF Icon Figure 1.2 A sample block of Pacific Avenue (881 KB)

 

Conceptual Design Option 2 - Multi-Use Pathway on North Side of Pacific Avenue

PDF Icon Key Features (41 KB)

PDF Icon Figure 2.1 Pacific Avenue (Looking West cross section) (603 KB)

PDF Icon Figure 2.2 A sample block of Pacific Avenue (720 KB)

 

Conceptual Option 3 – Uni-Directional Bikeways on both sides of Pacific Avenue

PDF Icon Key Features (41 KB)

PDF Icon Figure 3.1 Pacific Avenue (Looking West cross section) (602 KB)

PDF Icon Figure 3.2 A sample block of Pacific Avenue (1.6 MB)

 

Webinar: RE-IMAGINE A COMPLETE STREET – Design options to transform Pacific Avenue

Based on the input obtained through public and stakeholder engagement, the project team has developed conceptual design options for the road reconfiguration and streetscape improvements that provide new opportunities for active transportation and economic development. Please join us for a webinar to provide an update on the design options and associated evaluation criteria. We hope to get your comments to help us select a preferred concept.

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2020

Time: 12pm – 1pm and 5pm – 6pm

Format: Webinar 

If you are unable to attend the webinar, a link to the presentation and comment sheet will be available online following the webinar.

 

Temporary bike lane along Pacific Avenue

As part of the initial public engagement, a temporary on-street bike lane was installed along the north side of Pacific Avenue, within the parking lane, between 1st Street and 18th Street.

 

An online survey (now closed) was used for the public to give feedback on the temporary bike lane. Additional feedback can be provided to Sam van Huizen, Traffic & Transportation Planner, at 204-729-2105 or s.vanhuizen@brandon.ca, or Shengxu Li, Community Planner, at 204-729-2117 or s.li@brandon.ca.

 

Online Interactive Map

An online interactive map (now closed) map was created for the public to identify trouble spots, or make suggestions, in the project area.

 

Other public engagement events

Please refer back to this page for updates on how to get involved in the public engagement process. If you would like to receive email notices about upcoming public engagement events, please contact Shengxu Li at s.li@brandon.ca

 

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Temporary Patios On City Property

Last updated March 2, 2022

Sidewalk and on-street patio no fees no cost

 

As temperatures warm up the City of Brandon is expanding support to local businesses by allowing patios on City property such as sidewalks and on-street parking spaces. This program has no fee payable to the City. All that is needed to apply is a site plan, your proof of insurance, and a signed declaration which is included in the application form.

 

Application Process

  1. Fill out an application form
  2. Create a site plan that meets the requirements as outlined on the PDF Icon application form (510 KB)
  3. Obtain proof of insurance
  4. The applicant and property owner sign the declaration
  5. Submit to the City of Brandon Development Services Division via email, online (application Type is "Building Non-Residential" and the nature of the work is "Temporary Building"), or in person at 638 Princess Ave (Entrance D)
  6. If you’re unsure about anything, please contact Svan Sinclair at 204-729-2154 or at s.sinclair@brandon.ca

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is there really no fee to apply?

Yes. There is no fee payable to the City of Brandon for temporary patio applications.

What are the insurance requirements?

$2,000,000 all-inclusive. Additional insurance related information can be found in Section 1 of the Temporary Patio Permit Application.

Can I set up umbrellas for my tables?

Yes. However tents, gazebos, and other structures are prohibited.

Do I need to build a fence?

A barrier is required if you are serving alcohol on the sidewalk, or creating a patio in an on-street parking area. The barrier does not need to be constructed with fencing material, it can be created with, for example, planters provided they are 3’-3” – 4’ in height.

Can I extend my patio in front of a neighbouring business?

Yes. Provided you obtain written permission from the property owner. When obtaining written permission to extend your patio in front of a neighbouring business please speak with the property owner not the building tenants. If applicable, consulting with impacted tenants is the responsibility of the adjacent property owner.

Can I put a sign on my patio fence?

Yes. A non-illuminated applicant business name and logo may appear on fencing, but other banners and signs are prohibited for safety reasons.

 

Here is an example of an approved on-street patio from last year:

Here is an example of an approved on-street patio from last year

 Photo credit: bdnmb.ca