Green Streets Demolition Starts Amidst Cost Questions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                        June 20, 2023

WHITEHORSE – The Yukon Party Official Opposition is asking for the cost of the Yukon government project to fix the improperly built Green Streets in Whistle Bend. Owners had been promised a “meandering 3-metre paved path with landscaping and decorative lighting” as part of the sale contracts for their lots. The Yukon government built a different design without consulting with owners, potentially violating sales contracts with purchasers.

Contractors began work on Scotia Lane this week, tearing out asphalt that was paved on the Green Streets last summer. That work occurred while the City of Whitehorse was consulting with residents on a solution to the issue.

“I am sure residents are relieved the government is finally doing the right thing and delivering the Green Streets as promised in sales contracts,” Porter Creek Centre MLA Yvonne Clarke said. “I hope the minister can share with Yukoners how much this work will cost. I would also like the government to confirm that these additional costs will not be passed on to lot purchasers in future phases of Whistle Bend.”

The Yukon government sells lots at a cost recovery basis, so it is unclear if the Liberal government intends to recover the Green Street replacement costs this way. In addition, the total cost of removing the existing infrastructure and rebuilding the streets according to the sale contracts has not been publicly shared by the Liberal minister.


Tim Kucharuk
Press Secretary
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