We grow both upward and outward, reflecting a balance of greenfield and infill development and maintaining our City Centre as a vibrant hub for culture, commerce and civic life.
Challenges and Key Strategies
Strategies for Success
- Implementing the Neighbourhood Level Infill Development Strategy.
- Implementing the ‘growth near major corridors’ component of the “Growing Forward! Shaping Saskatoon” initiative which focuses on infill along 22nd Street, 8th Street and other key corridors.
- Advancing the timeframe for implementing the North Downtown Master Plan.
- Mandating Saskatoon Land to focus on more development in infill neighbourhoods.
- Partnering with the University of Saskatchewan to expedite implementation of their Vision 2057 Plan for its endowment lands.
- Reviewing options for reducing or replacing offsite levies considered as “owing” on sites within the City’s infill neighbourhoods with re-development levies to provide more direct benefits to these areas.
- Completing the Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth Regional Plan in collaboration with Corman Park, Warman, Martensville, and Osler.
- Saskatoon had the fastest growing population among major Canadian cities from 2009 to 2014 with an average annual increase of 2.9%.
- In 2014, 455 new residential developments were in infill neighbourhoods (16.3%), a 24% increase over the previous year.
- Concept plans approved in 2014 will result in new neighbourhoods with some of the highest densities among all neighbourhoods in Saskatoon.
- New city regulations for garden and garage suites were implemented to increase density.
- The five year average of residential development in defined infill neighbourhoods is lower than in 2012.
- Quicker than expected residential developments occurring in some suburban neighbourhoods have resulted in challenges in meeting needed transportation infrastructure requirements.