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A developer wants to put a four-story residential and commercial complex at 3504 13th Ave. and 2064 Elphinstone St. in Regina's Cathedral area. However, Regina City Council has rejected the application. (JMA Architecture Inc.)
A fight over a new apartment-commercial development in Regina's Cathedral neighbourhood comes to city council tonight — and it's shaping up to be a lengthy discussion.
There are 27 delegations on the agenda to speak about the proposed four-story building at the corner of Elphinstone and 13th Avenue.
If the project gets rezoning approval and proceeds, it will include three commercial spaces and 29 apartments, with a 29-stall parking lot.
To make room, a house at 2064 Elphinstone St. would have to be demolished.
Proponents say having more people in Cathedral is a good thing and the building fits in well with the city's official community plan.
Opponents, who make up the bulk of the delegations, say it's too big, is too close to Connaught School and will bring too much traffic to the Cathedral area.
The matter came before the Regina planning commission earlier this month, but when it came time to vote, commission members were deadlocked.
Now council members will have their say.