Regina’s Warehouse Business improvement District (BID) was incorporated in March 2003 as an entity of the City of Regina under Section 25 & 26 of The Cities Act. Its predecessor, Regina’s Old Warehouse District Association (ROWDA) was dissolved as a not-for-profit Corporation. Today the BID is commonly referred to as the Warehouse District and is an organizing and financing mechanism established to:
• Promote and enhance the area’s unique buildings and other historical assets
• Enhance business conditions
• Improve the quality of life for those that live in and make use of the area.
The Warehouse District encompasses 80 blocks from the west side of Albert Street to the east side of Winnipeg Street and north from the CP rail yard to the south side of 4th Avenue. The Warehouse District is home to both modern and historic Chicago-style buildings, many of which were built during the settlement boom of the early 1900’s.
Businesses located within these geographical boundaries are automatically members of the Warehouse District. There is no fee for membership. The WBID receives operating revenue from an annual levy that is added to all commercial property taxes within the district. This is used to fund RWBID operations, marketing, and general awareness.
The RWBID represents over 550 businesses, many of which are independently owned and operated and have been in continuous operation for several decades. The Warehouse District provides a wide range of services, including engaging with and advocating on behalf of our member businesses, organizing arts and cultural events, developing green space, streetscaping initiatives, as well as graffiti and litter removal.
Who We Are
The mission of the BID is to enhance, showcase, promote, market, facilitate, as well as rejuvenate the Warehouse District.
Regina’s Warehouse District is a vibrant, growing, and welcoming community where people live, work in, and experience and attractive and distinct setting where design matters.
Our Guiding Principles:
• Cooperate and collaborate with neighbouring communities while seeking and respecting the opinions of stakeholders.
• Promote a diversity of uses that support and encourage sustainable development and stewardship of community resources and assets.