Why has Broad Street turned to shit?

Fire. Parking lots. Vacant lots. Broken windows. Abandoned buildings. Absentee landlords. This is how we describe a section of Broad Street between 15th Avenue and Saskatchewan Drive. I want to know why this once vibrant stretch of street has turned to shit and what we can do about it. Here's the enquiry I submitted earlier this week, with the hope of getting a response before the end of 2018.


The enquiries are as follows:

1. What steps is Administration taking to protect the commercial, residential, heritage, and historical significance of section of Broad Street between 15th Avenue and Saskatchewan Drive?

2. What policies and incentives are in place to prevent the further deterioration of Broad Street and to promote the revitalization of this area?

3. What obstacles face developers, residential, and commercial property owners in terms of their capacity to invest in and revitalize this section of Broad Street?

4. What additional powers, policies, and incentives are required to promote the revitalization of Broad Street in accordance with the OCP, Core Sustainability Plan, and Downtown Plan?

5. How, if at all, will Regina Revitalization Initiative (RRI) and its various phases, rejuvenate this area of the Downtown?