Saskatchewan Drive is an important gateway into Regina’s City Centre and link to Mosaic Stadium and the Cathedral and Heritage neighbourhoods. The importance of Sask Drive’s historic and strategic role is captured in the Regina Downtown Neighbourhood Plan which recognizes it as a “Grand Avenue”, despite its current design, function and aging infrastructure.
As the City looks to replace aging underground infrastructure along Sask Drive, an opportunity has presented itself to transform this corridor, from McTavish Street to Winnipeg Street, from its current state to its intended design as a grand avenue.
To initiate this transformation, the City is embarking on the Sask Drive Corridor Project, which creates policies that align with Design Regina: The Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2013-48 (OCP) growth and development directions. The Project will:
- Include the creation of a Corridor Plan, which will focus on enabling future land-uses for the corridor, while integrating with the built form of the existing area and land uses.
- Include the creation of a Functional Plan, which will identify the changes that would be made to the public infrastructure along the corridor to serve the future needs of residents. This will mean:
- Developing opportunities for future land-uses and considering ways to provide amenities and infrastructure services to support the future land-uses
- Identifying unique character and valued building and landforms within the various distinct neighbourhoods
The City is in the early stages of the Project. Stakeholders and the public will have an opportunity to provide input into the content of the plan.
Stay tuned for updates on this page and to find out how you can get involved.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Grand Avenue?
Grand Avenues, or Gateways, are locations where a significant number of people enter and exit the Downtown. Grand Avenues occur at a variety of scales including to the Downtown as a whole, to specific streets or to open spaces.
What is a Corridor Plan?
A Corridor Plan contains policies that guide decision making along a specific roadway. These decisions could relate to street infrastructure, how land is used and the types of buildings along the street. Corridor Plans are created by the City, in collaboration with residents and stakeholders, and must be approved by City Council.
What is a Functional Plan?
A Functional Plan is a plan prepared to guide the immediate and long‐term improvements of public infrastructure along the corridor to serve the needs of the community.
How can I get involved?
Public and stakeholders will be invited to participate in workshops and feedback opportunities in the near future.