Ground is broken on a new business development on the west end of Regina.
The Sakimay First Nation owns a 260-acre parcel of land near Dewdney Avenue and Pinkie Road. Shovels were in the ground Thursday to mark the beginning of the development of the first 40 acres for private sector commercial and light industrial land uses.
It’ll be called the Saulteaux Crossing Business Park and will include an Esso service station and a convenience store to replace the current Saulteaux junction gas bar. As well, a new Tim Horton’s will go up at the site and one other food vendor that will be announced at a later date.
“After that we’ve got an office building that’ll be going up on those 40 acres. We have a motel. We’re also looking at a conference/recreation centre,” said Pat Fiacco, CEO of Four Horse Developments, which is the economic arm of the first nation.
Fiacco called the total 260-acre development a long term vision, adding there’s already interest from industries wanting to use part of the land.
He hopes the service station can open by early November or December. The current gas bar will then be decommissioned.