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Selkirk downtown renewal

Business opportunity in the heart of the city.

The City of Selkirk has developed its Downtown Selkirk Renewal Strategy to continue building a vibrant, safe, and attractive downtown core. This plan builds on the momentum established over the past ten years, which has seen significant investment in residential development and new business downtown. As the downtown is the most visible representation of community pride and an indicator of economic health, this is an important initiative for the city.

The Downtown Selkirk Renewal Strategy is guided by five strategic directions.

  1. Capitalizing on City assets
  2. Promoting mixed land use development
  3. Redesigning and beautifying downtown streets
  4. Enhancing parks & open green spaces and promoting recreation and cultural activities
  5. Promoting active transportation

To encourage investment and stimulate commercial enterprises, the City is enhancing Manitoba Avenue East between Main Street and Eveline Street. The Avenue’s unique character is being significantly enhanced through upgraded pedestrian and active transportation facilities, planters and additional street trees, seasonal patio locations, and two pocket parks complete with benches, public art, and activity space. The results are coming to fruition and creating a host of business opportunities including new retail shops, services, restaurants, and even residential development.

For more information about Selkirk’s Development Opportunities, please go to the Downtown Selkirk Renewal Strategy Report.