Regina’s old Costco building could become car lot

Regina City Council meets Wednesday afternoon with one item on the agenda seeing the old Costco building in Regina’s east end being turned into a car lot.

The planning commission has recommended that the application be approved meaning a Regina Auto Gallery dealership would take over the building and land around it.

The building on University Park Drive, just off Victoria Avenue, has been vacant since a new Costco opened a few kilometers east on Anaquod Road a couple of years ago.

The proposed dealership is 15,410 square metres in size, which includes 11,010 square metres of indoor retail space and 4,400 square metres of outdoor retail space.

Council will also hear more information about cannabis legislation and what impact is had on the city. Council had asked for a report on the matter during the legalization process.

The report says if there is to be a healthy business environment to disrupt the black market from becoming an issue than 24 cannabis stores are needed. As it stands right now there are 11. The report adds restrictions around opening new stores is something preventing consumers from accessing cannabis legally,

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