City of Regina
Saskatchewan CA

RPC Public Report

Discretionary Use Application (18-DU-15)
Proposed Child Day Care Centre - 3615 Kings Road


Department:Office of the City ClerkSponsors:
Category:Not Applicable



1.              That the discretionary use application for a proposed Child Day Care Centre located at 3615 Kings Road, being Lot A, Block 68, Plan No. 78R15074, in the Lakeview Centre subdivision, as shown in Appendix A-1 and A-2, be approved and that a development permit be issued subject to the following conditions:


a)              The development shall be generally consistent with the plans attached to this report as Appendix A-3.1 to A-3.3 inclusive, prepared by Oko Haus Design Inc. and dated September 15, 2018. 


b)              The development shall be subject to Ministry of Education approval.


c)              The development shall comply with all applicable standards and regulations in Regina Zoning Bylaw No. 9250.


2.              That this report be forwarded to the January 28, 2019 meeting of City Council for approval.



Report Body



The applicant, Sandcastles Childcare Inc., on behalf of the current owners, Meeting Room Holdings (Regina), proposes to repurpose an existing building formerly used as a Religious Institution in the Lakeview Neighbourhood to accommodate a 90 space Child Day Care Centre. The subject property is currently zoned R1 – Residential Detached, where a Child Day Care Centre is a discretionary use.


The proposal complies with the development standards and regulations contained in Regina Zoning Bylaw No. 9250 (Zoning Bylaw) and is consistent with the policies in Design Regina: The Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2013-48 (OCP). Accordingly, the Administration recommends approval.



This application is being considered pursuant to the Zoning Bylaw, the OCP and The Planning and Development Act, 2007 (the Act).


Pursuant to subsection 56(3) of the Act, City Council may establish conditions for discretionary uses based on the nature of the proposed development (e.g. site, size, shape and arrangement of buildings) and aspects of site design (e.g. landscaping, site access, parking and loading), but not including the colour, texture or type of materials and architectural details.




The applicant, Sandcastles Childcare Inc., on behalf of the current owners, Meeting Room Holdings (Regina), are proposing a Child Day Care Centre at the subject property at 3615 Kings Road. The site currently contains a building that was previously used as a Religious Institution. The proposed Child Day Care Centre will provide care for up to 90 children.


The applicant is proposing to renovate and use the existing building on the site and add 97.5 square metres of floor area, which will be constructed on the east side of the existing building as shown in Appendix A-3.1. The total floor area will be 515.5 square metres. This is for information only, as it is the provincial government, not the City of Regina (City) that regulates the size of Child Day Care Centres and the number of children that can be accommodated.


The land use and zoning related details of this proposal are summarized in the following table:


Land Use Details




R1 – Residential Detached Zone

R1 – Residential Detached Zone

Land Use

Religious Institute

Child Day Care Centre

Building Area

418 m2

515.5 m2


Zoning Analysis



Number of Parking Stalls

10 stalls

23 stalls

Min. Lot Area (m2)

500 m2

2872.74 m2

Min. Lot Frontage (m)

15 m

15.895 m

Max. Building Height (m)

15 m

4.98 m

Max. Floor Area Ratio



Max. Coverage (%)




All parking will be contained on-site. According to the Zoning Bylaw, the Child Day Care Centre requires one parking space and nine drop off spaces. The current site has a total of 23 parking spaces which exceeds the minimum requirements.

The addition to the building is not a substantial addition, therefore, the property is not required to upgrade their landscaping as per the requirements within the Zoning Bylaw.


Surrounding land uses include a park to the west, low density residential and a school to the south and low density residential to the east and north.




Financial Implications


The subject area currently receives a full range of municipal services, including water, sewer and storm drainage. Although not expected, the applicant will be responsible for the cost of any additional or changes to existing infrastructure that may be required to directly or indirectly support the development, in accordance with City standards and applicable legal requirements.


City Council recently approved (CR18-119) a two-year tax exemption for the years 2019 - 2020 equal to 40 per cent of the taxes levied with respect to all properties in the city that are owned and operated by licensed non-profit day care centres. Should the applicant meet the conditions of the exemption, they will be eligible.


Environmental Implications


None with respect to this report.


Policy/Strategic Implications


The proposal is consistent with the policies contained within Part A of the OCP with respect to:


Section D5: Land Use and Built Environment


Goal 1 – Complete Neighbourhoods: Enable the development of complete neighbourhood.


7.1              Require that new neighbourhoods, new mixed-use neighbourhoods, intensification areas and built or approved neighbourhoods are planned and developed to include the following:

7.1.4   Opportunities for daily lifestyle needs such as services, convenience shopping, and recreation.


Section D10: Economic Development


Goal 3 – Economic Generators: Cultivate entrepreneurship and support economic generators.


12.7               Encourage innovative options to support and incubate new entrepreneurs and commercial ventures.


Section D11: Social Development


Goal 1 – Social Sustainability: Promote and enhance social sustainability by recognizing that quality of life in a community depends on both its physical and community resources.


13.1              Develop community resources to provide opportunities for social activities, events and programming for Regina residents.


13.5              Encourage the provincial government and the community to establish locally based attainable childcare facilities, which are essential to enabling parents to secure access to employment.


Other Implications


None with respect to this report.


Accessibility Implications


None with respect to this report.




Communication with the public is summarized below:


Letter sent to immediate property owners

October 18, 2018

Public notification signage posted

October 23, 2018

Number of Public Comments Sheets Received



There were four public comments received on this application. A more detailed accounting of the respondent’s comments and the Administration’s response is provided in Appendix B.


The application was circulated to the Lakeview Community Association and South Zone Board. Following circulation, the Administration attempted follow up contact with the Community Association but did not receive a response prior to the deadline for submission of this report.


The applicant and other interested parties will receive a copy of the report and notification of the meeting to appear as a delegation in addition to receiving a written notification of City Council’s decision.




City Council’s approval is required, pursuant to Part V of The Planning and Development Act, 2007.



Respectfully submitted,



Respectfully submitted,

Rhonda Mailander, A/Director

Planning & Development Services

Diana Hawryluk, Executive Director

City Planning & Community Development


Prepared by:  Pam Ewanishin