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Corman Park - Saskatoon Planning District

The Corman Park - Saskatoon Planning District was first established in 1956.  The Planning District is an area inside the Rural Municipality (R.M.) of Corman Park that extends approximately one to three miles from City limits.  In this area, the R.M. and the City of Saskatoon (City) have joint interests and have agreed to jointly manage land use and development.

The R.M. and the City have established a District Planning Commission which reviews and provides recommendations to the R.M. and City Council on land use planning and related matters in the District.

District Planning Commission

Comprises nine representatives:

  • Four appointed by the City (one is a member of Council).
  • Four appointed by the R.M. (one is a member of Council, generally the Reeve).
  • One joint representative.

Non-voting members that assist the Commission are administration from the R.M., the City, the Ministry of Highways and Infrastructure, and the Saskatoon Health Region. 

The District Planning Commission meets monthly to satisfy:

  • Development review
    • Review applications to rezone land, subdivide land or establish discretionary uses on land.
    • Make recommendations on applications to the R.M. Council.
  • Long-range planning
    • Review and discuss current planning issues that affect the District.
    • Review the District Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw and advise the R.M. and City Councils on amendments.

District Planning Commission meeting agendas and minutes are available here.

Interim Development Strategy for Corman Park - Saskatoon Planning District

The City of Saskatoon the R.M. of Corman Park have agreed to prepare an Interim Development Strategy (IDS) for areas within the District.  The IDS will facilitate facilitate development in the District over the next two years, while the Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth (P4G) Regional Plan is being completed.

The IDS will take the shape of amendments to the Planning District Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw, and will focus on:

  • Industrial in the north.
  • The development of a mixed use node in the Grasswood area.  This mixed use node will provide for a diverse mix of land uses including residential, institutional and commercial development, where appropriate.  To better inform how the node may be developed, the R.M. and City will be engaging a consultant to complete a Market Impact Study for the area.  The study would provide an impartial fact-based market assessment to help guide land use, phasing, and other policy directions.

Stay tuned for more information.

The Corman Park - Saskatoon Planning District Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw

The R.M. and the City jointly adopted the first District Official Community Plan, which contains land use policies to guide growth and development, in 1983.  The most recent District Official Community Plan was adopted in 2010 (view existing District Official Community Plan and District Zoning Bylaw) and is governed by the provincial Planning and Development Act, 2007.

The District Official Community Plan states general land use policies that guide growth and development in the District. For example, the policies ensure that development in the City's Future Growth Sectors is compatible with future urban development.  The Official Community Plan contains projected Future Land Use information.

The R.M. has adopted a District Zoning Bylaw.  The District Zoning Bylaw controls the use and development of land in the District and assists in implementing the policies of the District Official Community Plan.

The R.M. has an Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw for the land outside the District.  Where possible, these bylaws are compatible with the District bylaws.

Concept Plans

In accordance with the framework set out in the District Official Community Plan, Concept Plans are being prepared as a proactive and joint approach to planning in the region.  Six Concept Plan study areas have been identified.  The District Planning Commission will act as the Steering Committee for these projects.

The Concept Plan provides a framework for growth by identifying the following:

  • Opportunities and challenges for development;
  • Environmental and heritage features;
  • Existing and future land uses;
  • Existing and proposed infrastructure and services; and,
  • The nature of local development pressures. 
South East Concept Plan

The South East Concept Plan is the first of several for the Planning District to be pursued under the joint supervision of City and R.M. staff.

The purpose of this project is to develop and Concept Plan for the South East quadrant of the Planning District.  The Study Area is bounded by Highway 16 to the east, Range Road 3052 to the west, Saskatoon to the north, and the Planning District boundary to the south.

North West Concept Plan

The North West Concept Plan is the second of several concept plans for the Planning District to be pursued under the joint supervision of City and R.M. staff.

The Study Area is bounded by Saskatoon to the east, the Planning District Boundary to the north and west, and Township Road 372 (Whelan Road) to the south.

South West Concept Plan

The South West Concept Plan is the third of several concept plans for the Planning District to be pursued under the joint supervision of City and R.M. staff.  The study area is bounded by Saskatoon to the east, the Planning District Boundary to the west and south, and Township Road 372 (Whelan Road) to the north.

 

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