Safegrowth CPTED Review Committee
The City of Saskatoon has adopted and is applying the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) to ensure a process of safe growth in the city. The city has embedded safety as a fundamental value in the Official Community Plan (OCP) and identified a set of CPTED principles to achieve this. These principles are applied to most civic structures, facilities and developments.
Safe Growth - CPTED Review Committee
The responsibilities of the CPTED Review Committee are to review all new or major renovations affecting City of Saskatoon structures, facilities, and developments with any public access or assembly potential or the potential to put the public or employees at risk by its' design. Each project is reviewed and the principles of CPTED, as adopted by City Council, are applied to the design. The following project (s) are reviewed by the Committee:
Neighbourhood Concept Plans and Amendments
All neighbourhood Concept Plans and Amendments shall be reviewed by the CPTED Review Committee for conformance with the principles of CPTED through the existing approval process. Responses to the CPTED Review Committee comments must accompany the application for final approval.
Civic Structures, Facilities and Developments
All new or major renovations affecting City of Saskatoon structures, facilities, and developments with any public access or assembly potential or the potential to put the public or employees at risk by its design, shall conform to the principles of CPTED as determined by the CPTED Review Committee through a formal review.
Private Development Intended for Future Civic Ownership
Privately designed development which is intended to become City of Saskatoon property shall conform to the principles of CPTED as determined by the CPTED Review Committee through a formal review (e.g. parks designed by developers). To submit a project for review, please complete the Application Form.
A typical Review includes a review of the plans, an analysis of the project from a CPTED perspective, a site visit if appropriate, review of the crime statistics, demographics of the area, and any other information the proponent supplies, and public consultation if appropriate. The CPTED review meetings allow for discussion with the proponent, discussion of the principles of CPTED and their application within the interdisciplinary group, and a thorough review of possible solutions and recommendations. A report is then submitted to the proponent with recommendations from the CPTED Review Committee.
The Core CPTED Review Committee consists of trained staff from the Community Services Department (Community Development Branch and Planning and Development Branch), Saskatoon Police Service, Saskatoon Light & Power, and Infrastructure Services Department (Parks Branch, Municipal Engineering Branch, and Transportation Branch). Depending on the project under review there may also be trained staff invited from the Community Services Department, Utility Services Department, Infrastructure Services Department, and Fire and Protective Services. All members of the CPTED Review Committee have been trained in Safe Growth and the principles of CPTED. The committee is chaired by the Neighbourhood Safety Coordinator position which is resident in the Neighbourhood Planning Section, Planning and Development Branch Of the Community Services Department.
All CPTED Review Meetings are held in Committee Room E, City Hall, starting at 1:30pm.
2016 Meeting Dates: January 13th, February 4th, March 3rd, April 7th, May 5th, June 2nd, July 7th, August 4th, September 1st, October 6th, November 3rd, and December 1st.
Deadline for submissions is two weeks in advance of meeting date.