Housing lots in Whitehorse released for private development

In partnership with the City of Whitehorse, the Government of Yukon is releasing residential parcels and individual lots in Whitehorse subdivisions for private development.

Five undeveloped lots and parcels have been released in the Porter Creek, Logan, Granger, and Hidden Valley neighbourhoods through a public tender that closes on May 9, 2019. Two country residential lots have also been released in Cowley Creek through a lottery.

We are pleased to be partnering with the City of Whitehorse to make land available for development. This is a new opportunity for the private sector to develop lots without Yukon government’s typical investment to service them before release. We look forward to hearing private development interest and feedback, and to examining future opportunities for private land development in Yukon communities.   

Minister of Community Services John Streicker

Meeting the need for housing is one of our top priorities as our territory experiences a period of strong economic growth.  Increasing lot availability and encouraging private sector development is a new method to create housing solutions for Yukoners and increase economic opportunities for Yukon-owned businesses.

Minister of Energy, Mines and Development and Economic Development Ranj Pillai

We have a steadily growing population that requires additional housing, so we are looking forward to seeing the interest for these newly released parcels. We hope that by making new lots available, this will help ease housing price escalation and keep homes affordable for families

City of Whitehorse Mayor Dan Curtis

Quick facts 
  • The City of Whitehorse identified the parcels through infill land development processes.

  • Three urban residential lots are zoned for residential single detached homes: on Wann Road and on 14th Avenue East in Porter Creek, and on Wilson Drive in Granger.

  • Two lots on Salmon Trail in Cowley Creek released by lottery are zoned as country residential.

  • One parcel on Finch Crescent in Logan is zoned restricted residential detached.

  • One parcel on Couch Road in Hidden Valley is zoned country residential.

  • The parcels could provide up to 15 new lots.

  • The minimum prices of the parcels are set at appraised market value of the undeveloped lots.

  • Successful bidders may be responsible for surveys, installing services such as electricity, communications, water and sewer, and for subdivision of parcels, if applicable.

  • A Contractors’ Breakfast on April 16 invites interested parties to learn more about developing non-serviced lots and parcels in Whitehorse.

Contact 

Janine Workman
Cabinet Communications
867-393-7449
janine.workman@gov.yk.ca

Rod Jacob
Communications, Energy, Mines and Resources
867-667-3005
rod.jacob@gov.yk.ca

Bonnie Venton Ross
Communications, Community Services
867-332-5513
bonnie.ventonross@gov.yk.ca

Myles Dolphin
Manager Strategic Communications
City of Whitehorse
867-689-0515
myles.dolphin@whitehorse.ca

News release #: 
19-071