The City Centre Core Framework
The City Centre Core Framework (Framework) provides a collective vision between City of Regina, Regina Downtown Business Improvement District (RDBID), Regina’s Warehouse Business Improvement District (RWBID) and Regina Exhibition Association Limited (REAL) for coordinated processes, complimentary land uses and the infrastructure required to support and connect development in the land areas making up City Centre Core.
The implementation of this Framework is one tool to support economic development so that Regina can grow and realize the community benefits of a thriving City Centre. The Framework has been developed to:
- Translate the principles and policies of the Official Community Plan (OCP) and neighbourhood plans to a more detailed land area scale
- Provide guidance to both future neighourhood plans that cover the City Centre Core land areas and future strategic plans of REAL, RWBID and RDBID
- Help determine the priorities and timing of infrastructure projects in a coordinated way to support future development of the City Centre Core land areas
Construction and Opening of Mosaic Stadium
A community gathering place to be enjoyed for generations to come. The 33,000 seat multi-purpose facility hosts numerous sports organizations and is the home of the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders. Construction of Mosaic Stadium began in 2014 and was formally opened in the summer of 2017. The stadium is operated by Evraz Place, the largest interconnected event complex in Canada.
The Railyard Renewal Project
Work continues to transform the 17.5 acres of former railyard into a vibrant and unique place that connects neighbourhoods and supports the ongoing revitalization of Regina’s City Centre.
In 2020, the Yards Neighbourhood Plan (YNP) was unanimously approved by City Council and then approved by the Province of Saskatchewan. Over the coming years, the YNP will be used to guide the transformation of the Railyard site into a vibrant urban neighbourhood. In the short-term work continues to prepare the site for required improvements including environmental remediation of the site. The plan was informed by one of the most extensive community and stakeholder consultation processes in Regina’s history.
Future work continues to prepare for new utility infrastructure, improvements to Dewdney Ave. and developing new public spaces. Proposed work also includes a new pedestrian bridge that links Regina’s Warehouse District to downtown. Consultation with the community and stakeholders will continue as the project progresses
Over the decade, work will continue with the Government of Canada, Province of Saskatchewan and City of Regina jointly committing more than $33.6 million towards the project.
Long-term Redevelopment of Taylor Field Neighbourhood
With the decommissioning of historic Mosaic Stadium (Taylor Field) the City has an exciting opportunity to rejuvenate one of Regina’s historic neighbourhoods with approximately 20 acres available for future development.