The battle over commercial development in Wascana Park is going to City Hall.
Three Regina councilors—Bob Hawkins, Lori Bresciani and Andrew Stevens—are filing a notice of motion at tonight’s meeting of City Council. That motion calls for the city to commit to protecting Wascana Park from future commercial development that is not directly intended to serve the needs of, or benefits those, using the park.
The trio are calling for a letter to be sent on behalf of the City of Regina from Mayor Michael Fougere to the Government of Saskatchewan and the Provincial Capital Commission opposing future commercial development in Wascana Park.
There has been some disappointment expressed over a decision allowing for commercialization of the park with Conexus building a new headquarters and plans for a new 70-thousand-foot building that will be the new home of the CNIB.
The motion also calls for the City to urgently request this item be put on the Provincial Capital Commission agenda to commence a public consultation process that addresses the future development, stewardship and governance of Wascana Park.
If successful, the idea will be discussed at the August meeting.