Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan (DARP)

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The Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan (DARP) will catalyze the redevelopment of downtown Lloydminster into a vibrant community and the social and economic heart of the city where businesses thrive and people want to live, play and visit.

Why is this plan important?

The City of Lloydminster is in the midst of a multi-year downtown rejuvenation effort with the aim of drawing more people and businesses into the area and creating a community destination for retail, dining, entertainment, culture and events. The last Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan was adopted in 1988. As growth patterns and demographics have changed significantly since then, the new DARP will address the current needs while understanding the economic situation and preparing for a stronger tomorrow.

What will this plan do?

  • Provide a clear 15-year vision and actions for the rejuvenation of Downtown Lloydminster
  • Provide a framework for future public and private investment and for land-use planning decision-making in the downtown

Engagement

After the Visioning, Development and Refinement engagement phases (detailed in the What We Heard Reports in the Document Library on this page) City Council approved the Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan on August 17, 2020. View the official Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan, or the plan highlight document to learn more about the future implementation.


Downtown Lloydminster

The City of Lloydminster aims to create a safe, welcoming, vibrant and walkable downtown for everyone. Keep up with all things downtown, whether it be events or business resources. Sign-up for the downtown newsletter to stay in touch!


DARC (Downtown Area Redevelopment Committee)

This committee has been established to bring together a cross-section of community members with interests to work together and with the City of Lloydminster to coordinate the implementation of the Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan (DARP). Please see the terms of reference for details about the DARC.

The objectives of the committee are as follows:

  1. Review and recommend the course to complete the DARP Implementation Plan.
  2. Work as a community to improve downtown experiences in the City of Lloydminster.
  3. Reassess progress in three years as a committee, as outlined in the DARP, and report progress to Council to determine the need for continuation.
  4. Report to City of Lloydminster Executive Leadership Team and subsequently Council semi-annually about the progress and support requirements for completing the implementation plan.

The members of this committee meet once a month, you can view the meeting minutes in the Document Library on this page. The committee has appointed member roles and sub-committees. View the members and their roles on the Committee Members document.

Short term goals

The immediate goals for this committee have been prioritized and will include event grants, marketing strategy, building improvement grants and residential development incentives. The next goals include winter events, mural programs, and building pocket parks which will take place in the next two to three years.

The Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan (DARP) will catalyze the redevelopment of downtown Lloydminster into a vibrant community and the social and economic heart of the city where businesses thrive and people want to live, play and visit.

Why is this plan important?

The City of Lloydminster is in the midst of a multi-year downtown rejuvenation effort with the aim of drawing more people and businesses into the area and creating a community destination for retail, dining, entertainment, culture and events. The last Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan was adopted in 1988. As growth patterns and demographics have changed significantly since then, the new DARP will address the current needs while understanding the economic situation and preparing for a stronger tomorrow.

What will this plan do?

  • Provide a clear 15-year vision and actions for the rejuvenation of Downtown Lloydminster
  • Provide a framework for future public and private investment and for land-use planning decision-making in the downtown

Engagement

After the Visioning, Development and Refinement engagement phases (detailed in the What We Heard Reports in the Document Library on this page) City Council approved the Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan on August 17, 2020. View the official Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan, or the plan highlight document to learn more about the future implementation.


Downtown Lloydminster

The City of Lloydminster aims to create a safe, welcoming, vibrant and walkable downtown for everyone. Keep up with all things downtown, whether it be events or business resources. Sign-up for the downtown newsletter to stay in touch!


DARC (Downtown Area Redevelopment Committee)

This committee has been established to bring together a cross-section of community members with interests to work together and with the City of Lloydminster to coordinate the implementation of the Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan (DARP). Please see the terms of reference for details about the DARC.

The objectives of the committee are as follows:

  1. Review and recommend the course to complete the DARP Implementation Plan.
  2. Work as a community to improve downtown experiences in the City of Lloydminster.
  3. Reassess progress in three years as a committee, as outlined in the DARP, and report progress to Council to determine the need for continuation.
  4. Report to City of Lloydminster Executive Leadership Team and subsequently Council semi-annually about the progress and support requirements for completing the implementation plan.

The members of this committee meet once a month, you can view the meeting minutes in the Document Library on this page. The committee has appointed member roles and sub-committees. View the members and their roles on the Committee Members document.

Short term goals

The immediate goals for this committee have been prioritized and will include event grants, marketing strategy, building improvement grants and residential development incentives. The next goals include winter events, mural programs, and building pocket parks which will take place in the next two to three years.

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    Creating the Downtown Area

    over 3 years ago

    The downtown area of Lloydminster encompasses approximately 50 hectares (124 acres) directly north of the intersection of Highway 17 (50 Avenue) and Highway 16 (44 Street). It was developed using a traditional grid pattern and is adjacent to two fully-developed residential neighbourhoods (West Lloydminster and East Lloydminster).

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    The Great Downtown Fire

    over 3 years ago

    August 19, 1929 saw a major fire burn for over 20 hours destroying 53 downtown buildings. Referred to as the $1 million fire, 1929 was an unlucky year for Lloydminster, which in the months previous had seen two separate fires consume the Lloydminster Milling Company flour mill and an entire city block.

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    History on the Border

    over 3 years ago

    The Lloydminster area was first settled in April, 1903 with the arrival of the Barr Colonists, approximately 2,600 people from England. The new settlement was named in honour of Reverend Lloyd for his efforts in leading the colonists.

    The newly founded hamlet of Lloydminster was located astride the fourth Meridian in the Northwest Territories. When the provinces of Alberta and Saskatchewan were created in 1905 and the fourth Meridian selected as the inter-provincial boundary, the Village of Lloydminster was split in two. The Alberta portion of the divided community was incorporated as a Village in Alberta on July 6, 1906... Continue reading

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