There will not be a new four-storey mixed-use building in the Cathedral Area.
At least not the one that was currently being proposed.
Regina City council decided to vote in favour of denying the proposal for the four-storey building which would’ve gone up at the corner of 13th Avenue and Elphinstone Street.
Around 20 Regina residents came out to voice their opinions about a proposed development of a four-storey mixed-use at the corner of Elphinstone Street and 13th Avenue.
While the majority of delegates who spoke at the City Council meeting were against the current plans for the building, there were some there who were in favour of it.
The proposal was controversial due to residents being concerned about the height of the building.
There was also concerned expressed over a nearby house that is over 100 years old – it would have been demolished to make room for a parking lot.
Although the house is not a heritage building, many did not want to see it demolished for a parking lot.
The four-storey building was something many residents thought was too tall for the neighbourhood and didn’t “fit in” with the rest of the Cathedral area.
They were also concerns the building was located too close to Ecole Connaught School, which is located across the street from the proposed development, and that it would endanger the children.
Many delegates who spoke against the proposal said they were willing to accept a three-storey building that would require less parking.
The developers did not comment on the decision.