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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.

Here is the latest City of Saskatoon and Saskatoon Census Metropolitan Area Population Projections 2015 - 2035 Report.  

Population Growth and Rate of Change

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Residential Infill Development

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Challenges and Key Strategies

 

Strategies for Success
  • Implement the Growth Plan that was approved in principle by City Council in April 2016, beginning with a 10-year Action Plan to be delivered in early 2017.
  • Service the Southwest Industrial Area, 23 acres of industrial land.
  • Launch Administrative Bylaw Enforcement Team to understand current enforcement across the corporation and begin to develop an aligned and consistent delivery model.

Achievements
  • 82 Subdivision Applications processed which reflects a strong demand for new, fully-serviced residential, commercial, and industrial lots.
  • $123.3M in net proceeds from land development investments in Hampton Village, Willowgrove, Evergreen, and Rosewood have been allocated by City Council to operating budgets and various capital projects since 2007.
  • 525 Attainable Housing Units supported through various programs contained in the City’s 10-Year Housing Business Plan.

Challenges
  • 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.