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Local Area Planning

Local Area Planning gives residents an active role in determining the future of their neighbourhood. Residents, business owners, property owners, community groups and other stakeholders form a partnership with the City of Saskatoon to develop goals and strategies aimed at improving the long-term success of their community.

What are Local Area Plans (LAPs)?

LAPs are a public, participation-based approach to developing comprehensive neighbourhood plans that enable residents, business owners, property owners, community groups and other stakeholders to provide direct input into determining the future of their community. LAPs set out objectives and policies that guide the growth and development of Saskatoon neighbourhoods.

During the development of a LAP, participants work together to identify issues, develop goals and outline strategies to ensure the long-term success of their neighbourhood. By working together with the City of Saskatoon, through guidance of the Planning and Development Division, participants make recommendations to City Administration and City Council in the LAP.

Neighbourhood Safety is a significant component of the LAP. Using the principles of Safe Growth and CPTED, the Safety section of the LAP develops a community-centered approach to crime and perception of safety. Community members with local knowledge and experience work with the City to develop strategies to reduce the opportunity for crime, and improve perception of safety. 

Plans in Progress

Exhibition Local Area Plan

The City is launching an LAP for the Exhibition neighbourhood in November of 2018.  To kick-start the process, we are asking residents to show us what they love most about living in Exhibition by sharing photos of their favourite place, activity or anything in the neighbourhood they enjoy.  We will be gathering more information through a neighbourhood-wide survey in the coming weeks, followed by community engagement events in 2019 that will continue throughout the Plan's development.  Visit to get involved and sign up for project updates.  

Montgomery Place Local Area Plan

Neighbourhood Planning has completed the final draft of the Montgomery Place Local Area Plan (LAP). This plan was submitted to the Municipal Planning Commission on October 30, 2018 for information and also to the Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee on November 7, 2018. The plan was presented to the Special Policy Committee on Planning, Development & Community Services with the recommendation that the report be sent to Council on November 19, 2018 for Final Approval. Neighbourhood Planning would like to thank everyone involved for their hard work in creating this LAP.

This draft combines input from over 200 Montgomery Place residents, contributions from over 70 members of City Administration, 11 Public LAP Meetings, multiple surveys, a sound study, and 3 open houses. Neighbourhood Planning has incorporated comments received from the previous draft shared with the LAP Committee, the neighbourhood-wide Open House, and through the many emails and phone calls we received throughout the LAP process into the final document.

The draft Local Area Plan for Montgomery Place is available at the link below:

Montgomery Place Local Area Plan September 2018 Draft

If you are interested in reviewing the information discussed at the previous monthly meetings, please view the information below.

Additional Information

In June of 2018 in progress draft sections of the LAP were shared with Montgomery Place residents and the LAP Committee to review and comments were taken in until July 15, 2018. 

Neighbourhood Planning presented the Draft Goals and Recommendations to the Public at the Montgomery Place Local Area Plan Open House on June 19, 2018. The open house on June 19, 2018 took in many comments from the public that were worked into the draft plan.

The draft Intro, Goals, and Recommendations for each LAP Section were presented on Display Boards at the event. If you want to view them they are available below:

June 19, 2018 Montgomery Place LAP Open House - Display Boards

On Thursday October 5, 2017, Neighbourhood Planning held an Open House at St. Dominic School Library. The Local Area Plan Committee, Community Association and residents of Montgomery Place were invited to review the information collected in regards to the noise monitoring that occurred in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017, to review the results of the recent land use survey and what residents and property owners had to say about future land uses in and around the neighbourhood, and to learn more about the Montgomery Place Local Area Plan and where Neighbourhood Planning is at with the research for the document, and finalizing recommendations for improvements and enhancements for the neighbourhood.

If you were unable to attend the Open House and are interested in learning more about the Noise Study and results of the recent Land Use Survey please view the information below.

Noise Study Information Boards

Land Use Survey Information Boards

For more information please use the Contact Us section found on this page.

Previous Montgomery Place LAP meeting information and minutes

May 28, 2015 - Launch Meeting:
 Meeting Notes
June 10, 2015 - Traffic Meeting #1
 Meeting Notes
September 17, 2015 - Visioning, Neighbourhood Boundary, and South West Sector Plan
 Meeting Notes
October 20, 2015 - Drainage, Property Maintenance, Storage, Home-Based Businesses
 Meeting Notes
 Presentation Slides
November 19, 2015 - Land Use, Zoning, and Infill
 Meeting Notes
December 8, 2015 - Traffic Meeting #2: Report Back
 Meeting Notes
 Presentation Slides
 Draft Traffic Plan Map
 Draft Traffic Plan Recommendations & Comments
February 10, 2016 - Heritage & Culture
 Meeting Notes
March 15, 2016 - Noise
 Meeting Notes
 Presentation Slides
April 6, 2016 - Safety Meeting #1
 Meeting Notes
April 19, 2016 - Safety Meeting #2
 Meeting Notes

Meadowgreen Local Area Plan

The Meadowgreen LAP was officially adopted by City Council on June 26, 2017. Implementation of the 25 short-, medium-, and long-term recommendations has begun. Updates will be posted in the future. Thank you to the Meadowgreen LAP Committee for your support!

Plans Being Implemented

Airport Industrial Local Area Plan

Caswell Hill Local Area Plan

Mayfair & Kelsey-Woodlawn Local Area Plan

Meadowgreen Local Area Plan

Pleasant Hill Local Area Plan
The Pleasant Hill Village project was officially launched in June 2009. The redevelopment project is moving forward to create a village-like environment in the Pleasant Hill area, in keeping with the Pleasant Hill Local Area Plan.