Warehouse District Area Redevelopment Plan

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The Warehouse District is a largely commercial and light industrial neighbourhood located east of Downtown, in Lethbridge's urban core. The area is defined by Stafford Drive to the west, Highway 3 to the north, Mayor Magrath Drive to the east and 3rd Avenue to the south. A map of the plan area can be found in the menu to the right.

While the area has had different names in its 100+ years of existence, what we now refer to as the ‘Warehouse District,’ served a vital and vibrant role in Lethbridge when the Highway 3 corridor travelled along 3 Avenue

The Warehouse District is a largely commercial and light industrial neighbourhood located east of Downtown, in Lethbridge's urban core. The area is defined by Stafford Drive to the west, Highway 3 to the north, Mayor Magrath Drive to the east and 3rd Avenue to the south. A map of the plan area can be found in the menu to the right.

While the area has had different names in its 100+ years of existence, what we now refer to as the ‘Warehouse District,’ served a vital and vibrant role in Lethbridge when the Highway 3 corridor travelled along 3 Avenue South. Since the relocation of the Highway to Crowsnest Trail, development and growth of the area has been quite limited, small in scale and done on a site-by-site basis, rather than part of a larger plan. In recent years, more significant redevelopment has started to occur in areas of the Warehouse District with some success, while other areas remain largely un- or underdeveloped. Without an overarching vision, plan or policies to bring about continued revitalization of the Warehouse District, future development will likely continue in the same fragmented and uncoordinated manner.

To provide an overarching vision and coordinated plan for development, the City of Lethbridge has begun preparation of an Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) for the Warehouse District. The purpose of an ARP is to establish a broader District-level vision based on extensive stakeholder engagement and a thorough understanding of the area's past and current context (including aspects like utility servicing, pedestrian, bike and vehicle mobility, parks and open spaces, land use, heritage, among many others). Once the vision is established, we will develop suitable policies to promote strategic, orderly and appropriate development of the area through both private and public investments.

To turn this vision into a reality, the City of Lethbridge will create an implementation plan with key performance indicators for the Warehouse District ARP, to help guide our on-going focus within the District and so that progress can be monitored and evaluated.

Ultimate authority to approve an ARP rests with City Council, and we anticipate presenting a draft Plan for their consideration early in 2023.


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Page last updated: 01 Dec 2022, 11:09 AM