Steinbach’s Boom Spurs a Need for Housing & New School

Booming growth in Steinbach is behind Hanover School Division’s recent move to secure a 10-acre site in Parkhill Place as the potential future home of a kindergarten to grade 4 school specifically designed to meet and adapt to the changing educational and community needs […]
Hanover School Division Superintendent Randy Dueck said the move anticipates an eventual positive response to a request made to the Province for a new school that will help meet recent provincial class size limitations.

“Hanover School Division is very pleased to have acquired the land,” Dueck said. “Continued growth in this community, as well as the recent provincial mandate to reduce K-3 class sizes to a maximum of 20 students, will place renewed space pressures on our Early Years schools within a few years and we are preparing to respond to that pressure.”

According to the latest Statistics Canada census results Steinbach, located 45 minutes southeast of Winnipeg, has a population of 13,524, making it the third largest metropolitan area in the province.

As the population of Steinbach continues to grow, so does the need for new neighbourhoods developed for today’s lifestyles. New homes starts have been strong in Phase 1 of 4 in Westshield Developments’ Parkhill Place, a new 145 acre residential community subdivision located in the southwest corner of Steinbach, designed to meet the needs of today’s Steinbach.

When completed, Parkhill Place will be home to 500 + single family homes, fourplex and townhouse style condo residences. The bike and walking paths and toboggan hill of L.A. Barkman park, as well as the adjacent five-pitch soccer park, make this an amenity – friendly community, ideal for adults and children alike.

“We are delighted that Hanover School Division has chosen Parkhill Place to build Steinbach’s next K-4 primary school,” said Westshield Developments President & CEO, Al Rempel. “Having a primary school within a short walk from home is ideal for young families. It will be a welcome addition to this vibrant, family-focused neighbourhood.”