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City unveils plans for old rail yard
Concept drawing for the old Regina rail yard space.
Published Wednesday, May 31, 2017 8:41AM CST
The city is giving residents a chance to weigh in on the future of the old railyard. The recommended concept plan was unveiled at an open house on Tuesday night.
The plan features enough housing for 2,000 people. There will be four high rise towers, with the tallest coming in at 20 stories tall.
There is also a market building, which the city says will be modeled in part on the Forks market building in Winnipeg.
The indoor market will be surrounded by a large park where outdoor festivals and events could be hosted.
The city also announced plans to narrow Dewdney Avenue between Albert and Broad street down to just two lanes of traffic. The move would allow for wider sidewalks
A pedestrian bridge would also connect the new neighbourhood to the Cornwall Centre and the casino in the city’s downtown core.
The public is being asked to weigh-in on what they like and dislike about the proposal through a survey on the city’s website.
City council is not expected to make any formal decisions on the development until the end of the year.