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Parks and Facilities Yard Development

In 2006, a plan was initiated to address the long-term space needs of the Parks & Open Space Department and Facilities Management Service. The existing shops and offices occupied by both departments are well past their expected life, are energy inefficient and are no longer worth further investment. The facilities do not currently support sound and effective operations as departments and branches are decentralized and employees do not have access to space and equipment that allows them to perform program-related duties in an efficient, effective manner. 

The estimated cost of the project is about $21 million and is funded from current contributions to capital in the annual General Fund operating budget.

This project will see the development of a 23,500 square foot facility in the Parks yard supporting various City of Regina operational programs within the Parks & Open Space Department and Facilities Management Services. The new facility will improve staff working conditions, generate efficiencies from a shared facility and make it easier to maintain services at parks space and civic facilities through the community. The project will see Parks and Facilities frontline staff, as well as other staff currently located in the GM Plant building and Parks and Facilities Yard, work together out of one facility. The project will also allow for the conversion of the Forestry building into equipment storage.

Project Funding

20162017201820192020
$0.4M $3.5M $6.4M $6.9M $3.7M

The estimated cost of the project is about $21 million and is funded from current contributions to capital in the annual General Fund operating budget.

 

Timeline

  • Issue Request for Pre-Qualifications (RFPQ) for Construction – July 2018
  • Award construction tender – September 2018
  • Construction begins – October 2018
  • Facility occupancy – 2020

Timing may change due to weather and other unforeseen circumstances.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s wrong with the current facility?

The existing shops and offices occupied by both departments are well past their expected life, require replacement or significant repair and are no longer worth further investment.

 

Where will the new facility be located?

The new facility will be located in the Parks Yard, 1430 4th Avenue.

 

What will happen to the current facility?

The project will pave the way for the demolition or conversion of the existing Forestry building for equipment storage and the eventual demolition or sale of the GM complex.

 

How much does the facility cost and where did the money come from?

The project is estimated at about $21 million and is funded from Current Capital Contributions.

 

How will this new expanded building improve things for the City?

The new facility will allow the City to more effectively provide service to the community. More effective use of human resources, equipment and material resources, along with improved work process and work flow become part of the improved service delivery moving forward. A new facility will enable the City to meet the service level needs of the community into the future.