By Marianne Curtis
The community of Ile Des Chenes is seeing some major construction boom over the construction has being on three major apartment projects and a strip mall on the west side of town.
During July construction began on a project proposed by Josh Friesen. The major housing project consists of the construction of 112 condominium units. Located on the south side of Le Claire Road, once complete the project will consist of 7 2-story buildings. Each building with contain 16 units each.
“We are very pleased with the growth we’ve been seeing in Ile des Chenes,” stated RM of Ritchot reeve Bob Stefaniuk.
On the opposite side of the road and additional 60 townhouses and 60 multifamily condominiums are expected to be constructed within the next few years.
“This growth is good for the community,” Stefaniuk added. “As more people move in there will be a greater demand for services and this is good for the community as a whole.”
In addition to the new construction project, the new $5 million project that will see 23 – 1200 square foot two story condominiums constructed along Main Street in Ile Des Chenes will be ready for occupancy in the next few months.
The RM of Ritchot council remains optimistic that with the close proximity to Winnipeg, commuters will see the appeal to moving to Ile Des Chenes.