Originally Posted by Stormer
I thought someone said that the area was already zoned to allow for office buildings so no approval was needed.
The land is zoned IP - prestige industrial. Office is a
Permitted use where there is a gross floor area (GFA) of up to 500m2 on a single lot basis, and discretionary use where there is a GFA of greater than
Yes, I am the one that said offices were a permitted use, to a small scale only. These offices are discretionary, as they are closer to 4000m2 per building. They must be approved by council before anything can happen.
Councillor O'Donnell was quoted in the Leader Post suggesting that Regina might be against suburban office development, and tha tthis development, and one other proposal would be better suited to a downtown location.
I fully agree...we do not need 160,000ft2 of office space located that far outside of downtown, buildings that size should be located in the core.