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Ken Jenkins School FAQ

What is the current zoning of the property?
The property is located in the Institutional (I) Zone, with a portion at the back of the property designated as Floodway (FW).

What are the permitted uses of the property?
Based on the current Institutional zoning, permitted uses include fire or police station, community college, community centre, day care centre, hospital, job training and vocational rehabilitation, library, nursery school, private or public school, vocational school, university, college and professional school, post office, art gallery or museum, community garden, park and open space for public use.

What if I would like to use the property for a different purpose than institutional, would that be allowed?
The City Real Estate Branch is selling the parcel on an “as is” only basis.  There are no representations or warranties, expressed or implied, as to the fitness of the land for any particular purpose.  The City of Regina’s role as administrator or regulator of subdivision applications, zoning regulations, development approvals and building permits is separate and distinct from, and not to be related in any way with its role as the seller of the subject property. 

School Site Re-Use Guidelines can be found in Design Regina: The Official Community Plan (page 95, Appendix B).  Should you have questions about the zoning or zoning amendments related to this property, contact 306-777-7000 and ask to be transferred to the Current Planning for specific information on the processes and clarification of zoning and the City’s School Site Re-Use Guidelines.

What are the costs associated with a rezoning or subdivision of this property?
The list of City’s fees related to the Zoning process can be found here or call 306-777-7000 and ask to speak to a representative from Current Planning.

Will the City remove the existing building from the site?
No, the City is offering the property for sale on an “as is” basis.  Removal of the building and any existing equipment will be the responsibility of the purchaser.

When would the City choose the successful offer? 
The property will remain advertised on the City website for sale until an agreement is negotiated.  

When is the possession date for the sale?
The possession date will be negotiated with the successful proponent. 

How much of a deposit is required prior to the purchase? 
A deposit of $25,000, (twenty-five thousand dollars) must be included with your offer.  If your offer is not successful, your deposit will be returned.  Dependent on the conditions included in the offer, additional staged non-refundable deposits may be required as conditions are met. 

Are there any conditions to the sale?
The City must have the approval of Council and that of the Minister. The successful proponent will be required to execute an agreement prepared by the City Solicitor. Sample agreement for sale 

Can I submit an offer to purchase for the property on my own form/agreement?
No, the City requires that all offers be submitted on the City provided Offer Form KJS .

Are there any incentives for the creation of affordable housing?
Your proposal to purchase should include the intended use of the property, required zoning and any special conditions in making your offer.  Therefore, you should identify if you are seeking a financial incentive to create affordable housing.  For information related to City programs such as the Housing Incentive Program, you are required to investigate the extent of your eligibility of that program by contacting 306-777-7000 and speaking with a representative of the City of Regina Urban Planning Department.  The Real Estate Branch does not administer, evaluate or promote other City programs in relation to the offering of a City property for sale.

Are there restrictions on how the land can be used?
The City has adopted Design Regina: The Official Community Plan, which in Appendix “B” (Pages 95-99) provides School Site Re-Use Guidelines.  This sets out the anticipated redevelopment considerations of former school sites.

When is my offer considered accepted?
Until a formal agreement is executed by both the City and the person making the offer, the City does not intend to create any contractual relationship (either expressed or implied) or create any other legal duties or obligations with you or any other person making an offer.  You may revoke your offer at any time prior to its acceptance by giving written notice to the City.