Regina’s newest community to receive approval is The Towns. The Towns will be located in east Regina and offer many appealing features such as easy access to many amenities, open green space and connectivity to the community, and a broad mix of uses that work for all stages and styles of life. This aligns with the City of Regina’s Official Community Plan’s framework for Complete Streets “City Policy for Better Health” which provides priorities to ensure future growth is inclusive and liveable via pedestrian friendly walkways, distinct character, housing diversity and easy access to everyday lifestyle needs such as shopping and recreation.
Prior to approval, The Towns conducted a significant amount of research, collaborative stakeholder input and public engagement. In total, it went through:
- 1 full-day design workshop with all stakeholders
- 2 stakeholder workshops
- Over 800 conversations with various stakeholder groups
- Over 30 meetings with plan area landowners
- 2 online stakeholder surveys
- 4 stakeholder newsletters
- 2 open houses
- Project website updates
This heavy lifting up front will pay off in the end as construction began in 2018 on Regina’s newest community with new homes and residents already living there.
The full report on the Southeast Regina Neighbourhood Plan (The Towns) can be downloaded here.