RRC examines Public Safety Building, but holds off on expansion

September 26, 2017

The Public Safety Building in Winnipeg is a potential site for more student housing and affordable housing at some point in the future, says Red River College President Paul Vogt. “Obviously we're interested because it's right in the heart of what's becoming our downtown campus,” said Vogt. “There's a great demand for housing in this area, a demand for housing in this area for students but actually just generally speaking, particularly affordable housing.” While he has indicated the college’s interest in the site to an agency holding public consultations about the PSB’s future, Vogt explained that the college plans to proceed with a $95M innovation centre before considering any development at the PSB, and that securing funds for another capital expansion would present challenges. Winnipeg Free Press | CBC