Over the next 10-15 years, the Railyard Renewal Project (RRP) will transform 17.5 acres on Dewdney Avenue into a dynamic, mixed-use area that will complement both the Warehouse District and Downtown.
RRP is a comprehensive, expert-driven, collaborative project representing Phase 2 of the Regina Revitalization Initiative.

What Regina wants

Regina is a city on the grow with increasingly diverse demands.
A redevelopment project of this magnitude calls for meaningful public engagement.

Collaboration with internal and external stakeholders, land owners and the public helps ensure the future of the Railyard site embodies our collective values and vision.

Dozens of key stakeholders have been interviewed. 1000+ have provided feedback through online surveys. Hundreds of people have attended open houses.

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Background
Funding
Public Engagement
Community benefits
Environmental benefits
Economic benefits

Background

In 2011, Regina City Council initiated the Regina Revitalization Initiative (RRI) – the largest urban revitalization project in the city’s history.

In 2012, the City purchased the Railyard site from CP Rail.

In 2014, a project steering committee was struck and project manager appointed.

Council approved the land disposition and development strategy for this project. In early 2015, a stakeholder advisory committee was established. By fall 2015, we had retained a consultant team led by Urban Strategies Inc. and WSP Group, and including Urbanics Consultants Ltd. and P3Architecture to undertake technical studies and prepare plans to guide redevelopment.

In 2016, Council gave a nod to three redevelopment concepts emerging from preliminary consultation.

Late in 2016, the City engaged Ground Engineering Consultants Ltd. and SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd. to conduct environmental site assessments as part of the project. Reports are expected to be submitted with the City’s secondary and concept plan application sometime in 2017.

An emerging preferred redevelopment concept will undergo public engagement in May 2017, potential revisions in summer 2017, then go to Council for approval sometime late 2017.

Funding

The City approved $2.1 million for the project’s first two phases. Over the projected 10-15 year timeline, the development will require public funding to be shared through municipal, provincial and federal sources; it will generate new revenue sources to recover initial costs of site preparation and related amenities. The required figure will not be known until delivery of the project’s final plan and policy framework.

Public Engagement

A broad range of consultation has gone into planning to date and will inform the emerging redevelopment concept and Sustainable Neighbourhood Action Plan.

On December 2, 2015, we hosted an open house for residents and stakeholders to learn about the Railyard Renewal Project and share ideas and aspirations for the future of the site.

In May 2016, around 200 residents attended an open house to review three redevelopment concepts based in part on feedback from previous consultations.

Watch and share the highlights video from our second open house and review the presentation made by our urban planning and design consultants, Urban Strategies Inc. Community input has been crucial to arriving at a draft recommended concept in May 2017. We expect a draft secondary and concept plan from our consultants by Fall 2017.

3rd and last round of guided public engagement:

On May 30, 150 residents attended an open house to review and discuss the draft concept being recommended by our consultants.

Community benefits

  • Greater diversity in housing choices
  • New Increase to affordable housing stock
  • Green space in former brownfield
  • Reduced use of vehicles/ increase in viable active transportation
  • New retail and community facilities
  • Additional community space for activation in centre of the city
  • New affordable housing
  • Green space in former brownfield
  • Reduced use of vehicles
  • New retail and community facilities

Environmental benefits

  • Soil and water remediation
  • Green building construction
  • Storm water management
  • Reduction of auto-dependency
  • Additional urban green space

Economic benefits

  • Increase commercial activity
  • Additional tax revenues
  • Optimize existing infrastructure
  • Enhance Regina’s appeal as a destination for commerce

About the Railyard Site

The Railyard site is a reminder of our city’s heritage and continuing role as a vital transportation hub.

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Process & Timeline

Phase 4 of this project is well underway.

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