The City of Regina has been working on a plan to breath some life back into the downtown core. The goal is to make the heart of our city more inviting and accessible to support area businesses, bring more people and events to the downtown.
Some of the proposed changes include:
- Creating an open-air plaza in the centre of the city
- Converting 11th and 12th avenues to two-way traffic
- New transit transfer point on 12th Avenues
- New asphalt on Albert Street between Victoria Avenue and College Avenue.
The open-air plaza will be located on the block of 12th Avenue just north of Victoria Park. The space will be resurfaced to create a level area with no curbs. Trees, benches, and decorative lighting will be added. The idea is that the plaza can be closed off to traffic during special events and festivals, but can still function as a roadway when not is use for these activities.
11th and 12th Avenues (from Broad Street to Albert Street) as well as the 1800 blocks of Lorne and Cornwall (between 11th and 12th Avenue) will be converted to two-way traffic.
A new single transit hub will combine the old transit points on 11th and 12th Avenues. It will be located on 12th Avenue, between Lorne and McIntyre Streets north of the Public Library.
To accommodate the construction, the Farmer's Market (starting May 1st, for the 2010 outdoor season) will be moved to the 1900 block of Smith and McIntyre Streets (beside City Hall). The Regina Folk Festival will stay in its regular location in Victoria Park.
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