Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan (DARP)

DARP (Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan) will catalyze the redevelopment of downtown Lloydminster into a vibrant community and the social an 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, a new DARP will address downtown's current needs.

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


What's Next?

During the Visioning phase, stakeholders were asked what their ideal Downtown Area looked like. This consultation helped develop the vision, guiding principles and goals for the DARP and created structure for Phase 2: Development.

During the Development phase, the public was consulted about topics such as:

  • Vision, Guiding Principles and Goal confirmation
  • Public Realm Concept
  • Land Use Concept
  • Interface Design Guidelines
  • Actions (programs and events)

Now, in the Refinement phase, public engagement findings will be analyzed and worked into the final DARP.

DARP (Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan) will catalyze the redevelopment of downtown Lloydminster into a vibrant community and the social an 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, a new DARP will address downtown's current needs.

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


What's Next?

During the Visioning phase, stakeholders were asked what their ideal Downtown Area looked like. This consultation helped develop the vision, guiding principles and goals for the DARP and created structure for Phase 2: Development.

During the Development phase, the public was consulted about topics such as:

  • Vision, Guiding Principles and Goal confirmation
  • Public Realm Concept
  • Land Use Concept
  • Interface Design Guidelines
  • Actions (programs and events)

Now, in the Refinement phase, public engagement findings will be analyzed and worked into the final DARP.

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  • Creating the Downtown Area

    6 months 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

    6 months 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

    6 months 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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