Andrew Stevens wanted to know how to revitalize Broad Street between 15th Avenue and Saskatchewan Drive.
So. he submitted a notice of inquiry with five questions.
Well, Stevens now how his answer.
And he doesn’t like it.
“I don’t mind brevity, but I was really hoping that it would hit on some more of the topics and elaborate on some of the points that were raised.”
City administration responded with a document attached to the council agenda for October 29th, noting they would be following the Heritage Neighbourhood, Regina Downtown Neighbourhood and Transitional Area Neighbourhood plans, which include this area included in their boundaries.”
“Some of those plans have been collecting dust now for about, I’d say almost a decade,” said Stevens. “Those plans are nothing until you start putting together a strategy to make them happen.”
The document also points to incentives for neighbourhood development and the opportunities for additional bonuses for developers.
However, administration is putting the responsibility on the developers, as they say that the city of Regina has “no legal authority to require land owners to develop or redevelop their property.”
In response, Stevens has developed a list of follow up questions.
“What efforts are being done to actualize (the neighbourhood plans)? So make these plans happen when it comes to Broad Street. Will see anything in the 2019 budget? 2020 budget? What’s the time frame?”