As of July 25, parking on the lot on the northwest corner of Preston Avenue and Evanson Street will be restricted to authorized vehicles. Old Grace Housing Co-operative has the lease for this land and will be using it as a staging area for development of the lot on the southeast corner of Preston and Evanson. OGHC has also submitted a proposal for future housing development on the northwest lot to the Manitoba government.
In advance of construction on July 21, OGHC placed leaflets on the windshields of all cars parked on the northwest lot, informing them that the lot would no longer be available for unauthorized parking.
On July 22, OGHC distributed 250 leaflets to households north of Westminster between Lenore and Home informing them that construction would soon be commencing.