City Requests Feedback on Municipal Justice Building Concept Design
The City of Regina continues to plan the redevelopment of the Municipal Justice Building (MJB) at 1770 Halifax Street into a neighbourhood community centre.
The City is encouraging residents, specifically those within the neighbourhoods surrounding the MJB, to offer their feedback on the next planning phase – the conceptual design. This feedback will be used to further refine the design and move toward construction.
In an August 2020 public survey of more than 500 residents, respondents said they are most interested in having access to space for classes and programs, sport and recreation, community gatherings and kitchen facilities. This feedback was used to develop the conceptual design.
The redevelopment plan includes construction of a multi-purpose room/gymnasium for the public that can also accommodate separate use by Regina Police Service (RPS) when required. This reflects the feedback we received that it is important to create a space that can be operated independently by the community but that would also allow for interaction with the RPS when holding joint programming. The building will also have dedicated space for RPS training and fitness facilities on the third floor.
A key component of the project is preserving the heritage characteristics of the building, which will be considered throughout the redevelopment process. The provincial Municipal Economic Enhancement Program is providing $7.5 million for the MJB redevelopment project.
Visit Regina.ca/mjb before December 23 to view the conceptual design and complete the short survey.