More Traffic Challenges for Downtown Regina

Demolition of the buildings on the north-west corner of Hamilton and 12th is scheduled to begin tomorrow to make way for the third Hill Tower that was announced with much fanfare last month. Above is a map issued by the city to indicate how traffic flow is being altered. Not sure how the U-turns on 19 block Scarth and in the alley between 18 block Scarth and Hamilton will be facilitated. I guess motorists are just going to have to suck it up and make the best of it. Ideally, I suppose, all the stuff that’s going on downtown could’ve been staggered a bit to minimize disruption. But maybe it’s better to bite the bullet now and get everything done at once.

In a related development that seems like good news for both the downtown and Regina’s tight rental market, I was out for a walk this afternoon, and noticed a sign posted in a vacant lot on the south-west corner of Broad and 15th Ave stating that an application had been made to the city to rezone the land for a high-rise apartment building with mixed use on the ground floor. We’ll doubtlessly have more on this project in the near future.

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1 thought on “More Traffic Challenges for Downtown Regina”

  1. But don’t you know, Pat Fiacco has “city planners who advise him on this type of thing and he has to trust that what they tell him is true.” (paraphrased from an actual conversation with the Mayor)

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