Currently there is a debate going on in one of Regina’s oldest and most established neighbourhood’s Lakeview and its’ growing presence of “infill” development. Many traditionalist do not like this trend however I for one, am all for it. Builders such as Usonia Homes of Regina have hit the nail on the head with their homes currently being built on Montague St. and Athol St. Gone are the 50’s bungalows of yesterday and in their place stand sets of modern and contemporary designs. Usonia is making a name for themselves with their extremely energy efficient ICF structure and building materials and attention to quality and detail.
I understand the need to maintain a sense of history and nostalgia however at times, modernity and efficiency must replace the tired and inefficient homes of the post world war 2 building boom.
Some people may feel architectural guidelines would be a benefit to new homes “fitting in” with the character of the neighbourhood, but the fact of the matter is regardless of peoples varying architectural tastes, these “infills” in this desirable neighbourhood are increasing the value of all surrounding homes in Lakeview.