Mayor Michael Fougere was excited about the future of Regina when he spoke at the 50th Annual State of the City Address on Thursday.
With the new Mosaic Stadium now finished, Fougere said he is hoping Regina will be hosting a Grey Cup game very soon.
“It could happen, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that teams with new stadiums at some point will get a Grey Cup. I am wanting a Grey Cup here, I’ll say that much, whether it happens or not is another issue but I’m pushing for that,” Fougere told reporters after his speech on Thursday.
The Mayor also announced the creation of the Community Advisory Committee, who will focus on the RRP and the development of the Taylor Field district in the coming years.
Residents who want to be a part of the group can submit their names to the City if they wish to be a part of the group.
“We want to make sure that the public feels that they have very much been involved in the process all along, at the end of the day we want people to say they’re pleased with what happened they had a say in it and they’re proud of what’s taken place,” Fougere said.
The RRP will focus on revitalizing the downtown and warehouse areas of Regina, while the Taylor Field development plans to add amenities to the rail yard areas where the old Mosaic Stadium is located.
Fougere said he see’s the developments not only improving downtown but also increasing the downtown living population.
‘The development will mean thousands more walking and cycling to work and living there in the downtown district,” Fougere said.
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