The residential development happening on Humboldt’s west side, adjacent to commercial operations such as Discovery Ford and Westwood Centre, continues. Currently, access to the existing development is only via Peck Road or a circuitous route to Highway 5 by Westwood Drive. As the residential development eventually moves northward, the City of Humboldt sees the need for additional roadways and a connector to the north part of the city. 

For that reason, Humboldt City Council has approved a recommendation that would ultimately lead to the extension of 12th Avenue. As it exists now, 12th Avenue ends abruptly at 21st Street. 

City Manager Joe Day, on behalf of City Planning explained that the land required for the extension is currently owned by the Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute and that the City had been working with PAMI to obtain it for a right of way. 

“Community Planning, through their process, does require that all subdivisions that occur within the city, even if we are a partner in it, are supported by Council, and that we comment on whether a servicing agreement is needed.” 

Day explained that the arrangement would not require a servicing agreement with the City. The application to allow for a subdivision of the land required to proceed with planning was approved by Council at its Monday night meeting.