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Exhibition LAP Industrial Area Survey

As part of the Exhibition LAP, we are gathering information from Exhibition industrial area property owners and business owners. If you received a letter inviting your participation in the brief survey, please click this link.

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

If you want to know if you are included inside the Exhibition Local Area Plan study area please check this map!

Previous Updates

Meeting #10 Tuesday October 8, 2019 Impacts of Major Events

Thank you to those who attended the Exhibition Local Area Plan (LAP) meeting on October 8, 2019. The Local Area Planning team values the time that attendees took to learn about and share your feedback on the Impact of Major Local Events!

This meeting discussed the roles different groups play in the management of Major Events in the City of Saskatoon and to inform the area about how some of the events in the Exhibition LAP Study Area are currently run. The attendees at the meeting discussed major local events and the significant positive and negative impacts they have on the Exhibition area.

Representatives from the City and Prairieland Park were at the meeting to discuss their role in the management of major events and to listen to comments and answer questions regarding the various impacts events have on the area.

Please feel free to read the meeting notes and presentation materials for more information.

Meeting #9 Thursday September 26, 2019 Municipal Infrastructure and Services

Thank you to those who attended the Exhibition Local Area Plan (LAP) meeting on September 26, 2019. The Local Area Planning team values the time that attendees took to learn about and share your feedback on Municipal Infrastructure and Services!

If you were unable to make it to the in-person meeting on September 26th, this meeting discussed the roles different groups play in the management and maintenance of municipal services and programs in the City of Saskatoon and to inform the area about current and future infrastructure work planned in the Exhibition LAP Study Area.

There were a number of City representatives in attendance to speak on the topic of municipal infrastructure and services. We heard feedback from residents on sidewalk maintenance, back lanes, road maintenance, street sweeping, garbage pick-up, recycling, and multiple other topics related to infrastructure or municipal services. 

Please feel free to read the meeting notes and presentation materials for more information.

Meeting #8 Thursday June 20, 2019 Come & Go Open House

Thank you to everyone who stopped by for the June 20, 2019 Exhibition LAP Open House. The QEXCA helped out by volunteering to host a free community barbeque at the event! We had more than 40 people attend the Open House but we are always looking for more feedback about what you want for your area so feel free to email us your ideas.

We had experts on hand to answer your questions on the following topics:

  • Traffic, Transportation, and the Queen Elizabeth/Exhibition Traffic Plan;
  • Neighbourhood Safety;
  • Infill Development;
  • Private Property Maintenance;
  • Riverfront Park Uses; and
  • The consultation done up to this point in the LAP process.

We also had representatives from Saskatoon Police Services and Saskatoon Fire in attendance to answer questions.

The purpose of the Open House was to present the community with 'this is what we heard' information on all the topics that have been discussed during the LAP process so far. We also presented the “possible opportunities” for improvements that we are proposing to look into; and asked for additional feedback on the topics and issues. Content experts from previous meetings were at this Open House to answer specific questions and hear your ideas.

The display boards for each topic contained a brief description of "what we heard" and the "possible opportunities" for improvements. Please let us know if you have any thoughts about the ideas and information on the display boards shared at the Open House which we have linked to below before July 15, 2019:

We also shared a Summer Homework Assignment where we asked people to record the positive and negative impact of major events in the area over the summer.

Meeting #7 Wednesday May 15, 2019 Riverfront Park Uses: Diefenbaker Park, Optimist Hill, and Meewasin Trail

The seventh Exhibition LAP discussed riverfront management by various groups in the Exhibition LAP Study Area. This meeting reviewed riverfront development history in Exhibition including Optimist Hill. Brad Babyak (Recreation Services Manager, Open Space Development, City of Saskatoon), Alan Otterbein (Design & Development Manager, Meewasin), Joe Van't Hof (Co-chair, Optimist Hill Campaign), and Brad Sylvester (Chair and President, OSP Community Development Corp.) provided riverfront area information and answered questions from the public. 

Please feel free to read the meeting notes and presentation materials for more information.

Meeting #6 Wednesday May 1, 2019 Neighbourhood Safety Action Plan

The sixth Exhibition LAP meeting was a follow-up to the Community Wide Neighbourhood Safety meeting held on March 27. Elisabeth Miller, Senior Planner, provided a presentation on feedback collected from the group exercises (Safe/Unsafe Sites/Areas and Pathways/Nodes) and the Perceptions of Safety Survey completed at the Community Wide Neighbourhood Safety meeting on March 27, 2019. The proposed Safety Action Plan was presented to the community for comment and approval. As subsequent Neighbourhood Safety work will follow the Safety Action Plan, attendees were also asked to indicate their interest in participating in a number of actions where engagement from the community is valuable to better addressing the local issues/concerns. 

Local crime statistics were shared as well at the meeting. Constable Patrick Skinnider from the Saskatoon Police Service provided an overview of reported crime occurrences in the area from early 2019, while also speaking about how crime statistics can sometimes be misleading.

Please feel free to read the meeting notes and presentation materials for more information.

Meeting #5 Wednesday April 10, 2019 Infill Development

The fifth Exhibition LAP meeting discussed Infill Development and included a short exercise on the positive and negative effects of infill development. Presentations were given by Development Review Manager Darryl Dawson and  Senior Planner in Development Review Paula Kotasek-Toth. The neighbourhood had the opportunity to ask each presenter various questions about infill development.

Please feel free to read the meeting notes and presentation materials for more information.

Meeting # 4 Wednesday March 27, 2019 Neighbourhood Safety

The fourth Exhibition LAP meeting discussed Neighbourhood Safety and included exercises on crime prevention and public feelings of safety in and around the Exhibition LAP Study Area. Positive and negative feedback was collected from the meeting attendees through mapping exercises and surveys. Community feedback will be presented alongside Exhibition Study Area crime statistics at the next Neighbourhood Safety Meeting on May 1, 2019. 

Please feel free to read the meeting notes and presentation materials for more information.

Neighbourhood Safety: Meeting Notes and Presentation

Meeting # 3 Wednesday March 13, 2019 Property Maintenance 

The meeting discussed property maintenance concerns regarding private property including derelict houses, unkept yards, illegal storage and anything else regarding maintenance or use issues on private property. Presentations were given by Assistant Fire Chief Wayne Rodger and Bylaw Compliance Manager Matt Grazier and the neighbourhood asked each presenter questions about a number of property maintenance related topics.

Please feel free to read the meeting notes and presentation materials for more information.

Meeting # 2 Tuesday February 26, 2019 Vision, Topics, Goals, and Survey Results 

The meeting included a brief description of what an LAP is, a group edit and write which created the LAP Vision Statement, and a summary of what we heard in the neighbourhood survey. The attendees were also given a look at the high level Exhibition LAP Goals which they provided comments on and edits to. These LAP Goals will work with the Vision Statement to help set the overall direction of the LAP. The presentation also included a brief description of the future topics for discussion and what meetings are currently booked.  

Please feel free to read the meeting notes and presentation materials for more information.

Vision, Goals, and Survey Results: Meeting Notes and Presentation

Meeting # 1 Wednesday January 23, 2019 Exhibition Local Area Plan (LAP) Launch Meeting

On January 23, 2019 the first meeting of the Exhibition Local Area Plan took place. Approximately 50 people attended the meeting at the Seventh Day Adventist Christian School gymnasium where a brief discussion took place about what an LAP is and what it could do for the neighbourhood.

The study area for the Exhibition LAP is Taylor Street to the North, Broadway Avenue to the East, Ruth Street (East of Lorne Avenue) and Circle Drive (West of Lorne Avenue) to the South, and the riverbank to the West. Click here for a map of the study area.  

Please feel free to read the meeting notes and presentation materials for more information.

Exhibition LAP Launch: Meeting Notes and Presentation

 

Plans Being Implemented

Airport Industrial Local Area Plan

 Final Report to Council
       LAP Implementation Summary-March 2017

City of Saskatoon City Council adopted the Airport Industrial Local Area Plan December 2, 2002.

Caswell Hill Local Area Plan

 Final Report to Council
       LAP Implementation Summary - March 2017
 OCP Land Use Policy Map

The South Caswell Redevelopment is another project that affects planning in Caswell Hill.

City of Saskatoon City Council adopted the Caswell Hill Local Area Plan November 5, 2001.

 

City Park Local Area Plan

 Final Report to Council
       LAP Implementation Summary-April 2017
 Mendel Site Safety Audit Report
 OCP Land Use Policy Map

City of Saskatoon City Council adopted the City Park Local Area Plan April 26, 2010.

King George Local Area Plan

Mayfair & Kelsey-Woodlawn Local Area Plan

 Final Report to Council
       Summary Report
       LAP Implementation Summary - April 2017

City of Saskatoon City Council adopted the Mayfair & Kelsey-Woodlawn Local Area Plan June 22, 2015.

Meadowgreen Local Area Plan

 Final Report to Council
 Summary Report

City of Saskatoon City Council adopted the Meadowgreen Local Area Plan June 26, 2017.

Montgomery Place Local Area Plan

 Final Report to Council
       Summary Report

City of Saskatoon City Council adopted the Montgomery Place Local Area Plan November 19, 2018.

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.
 
City of Saskatoon City Council adopted the Pleasant Hill Local Area Plan June 24, 2002.
 

Riversdale Local Area Plan
 
City of Saskatoon City Council adopted the Riversdale Local Area Plan May 20, 2008.

Sutherland Local Area Plan

Varsity View Local Area Plan

 Final Report to Council
  Summary Report
  OCP Land Use Policy Map
 LAP Implementation Summary - April 2017

City of Saskatoon City Council adopted the Varsity View Local Area Plan March 31, 2014.

Warehouse District Local Area Plan

  Final Report to Council
 LAP Implementation Summary - March 2017

City of Saskatoon City Council adopted the Warehouse District Local Area Plan October 7, 2002.

West Industrial Local Area Plan

  Final Report to Council
  OCP Land Use Policy Map
  Proposed Zoning Changes Map
  LAP Implementation Summary - April 2017

City of Saskatoon City Council adopted the West Industrial Local Area Plan July 19, 2004.

Westmount Local Area Plan

 Final Report to Council
 LAP Implementation Summary - April 2017
 OCP Land Use Policy Map

City of Saskatoon City Council adopted the Westmount Local Area Plan June 27, 2011.