Deconstruction of 2170 12th Avenue due to Fire
On Sunday, September 24, 2023, Regina Fire and Protective Services received a call at approximately 4:45 a.m. reporting a fire at 2170 12th Avenue. Firefighters have been on site since, fighting the blaze.
Building deconstruction is necessary to fully extinguish the fire, complete a search and investigation of the building, and ensure public safety. Yesterday, crews were onsite removing lighting on the plaza and the art installation on the building to prepare for work.
The building, known as Gordon Block, is a heritage property built in 1912. A demolition company has been contracted by the owner to perform the deconstruction with oversight by Regina Fire and Protective Services. During deconstruction, character defining heritage property elements will be preserved as much as possible. Rig mats will be placed on the plaza to prevent damage to the stone.
Residents are asked to maintain distance as large equipment and trucking will be coming in and out of the area as work is completed.
The City of Regina is working with the Regina Farmers’ Market, event organizers for National Truth and Reconciliation on Saturday, September 30, as well as organizers of the Zombie Walk on Sunday, October 1 to adapt event plans as needed.
Further updates will be provided when available.