Aspen Ridge Architectural Controls

To enhance the street appeal of Aspen Ridge, Saskatoon Land has selected a variety of architectural controls aimed at creating an aesthetically pleasing streetscape and encouraging a variety of different exterior dwelling materials.

The architectural controls selected by Saskatoon Land are an integral component in strengthening neighbourhood streetscapes and fostering diversity amongst housing choices, creating a warm and inviting environment.

Saskatoon Land reserves the right to require further architectural treatment to any facade in order to satisfy the intent of the architectural controls.

Architectural Control Application Form

PROCESS

GENERAL 

ARCHITECTURAL CONTROLS 

SPECIFIC

ARCHITECTURAL CONTROLS

STEP 1: REVIEW GENERAL ARCHITECTURAL CONTROLS
STEP 2: REVIEW SPECIFIC ARCHITECTURAL CONTROLS

These architectural controls apply to all lots regardless of Dwelling Style, Phase, and Lot Type. All submitted dwelling plans must address the items listed below.           

These architectural controls are specific to the dwelling Phase and Lot Type. All submitted dwelling plans must address the items listed below in addition to the General Architectural Controls.

MASSING & RELIEF
PHASE 1
REPETITION
PHASE 2
FRONT ENTRY
PHASE 3
EXTERIOR MATERIALS
PHASE 4
GARAGES
PHASE 5
HIGHLY VISIBLE LOTS
 

 

GENERAL ARCHITECTURAL CONTROLS

These controls apply to lots regardless of phase and lot type and are in addition to the controls found in the "Specific Architectural Controls" section below.

Massing & Relief

All dwelling volumes must incorporate intermittent variances in plan and elevation to encourage shadow lines on facades and visible elevations which will enhance the streetscape by introducing interesting architecture. This includes all dwelling elevations that are adjacent to or visible from public streets, public parks, and adjacent developments.

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Repetition

The same elevations should not be repeated on adjacent dwellings or directly across the street. If one builder has multiple lots adjacent to each other or across the street, three to five different front elevations are required. For adjacent dwellings, a change in architectural detailing is required. Examples of acceptable changes could include a combination of, but are not limited to the following: roof and dormer orientation and slope, front attached garage roof style or orientation, the size and location of windows and doors, window grilles, material colours and finishes. 

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Example of variation in elevations.

Front Entry

Front Door Placement

It is strongly encouraged that the front door of a dwelling be visible on the front facade by directly facing the fronting street. If the door does not face the street, a combination of architectural elements such as front window enhancements, verandas, additional front accent materials or other architectural elements must be added to enhance the dwelling entrance.

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Example of acceptable front door placement. If the front door does not face the street additional architectural elements are required. 

Depending on Saskatoon Land’s evaluation of any submitted plans, especially those that satisfy only the “minimum” requirements, Saskatoon Land may require architectural details such as the following:

  • Accented wall build-outs or interruptions in wall planes. 

  • Window and door accents. 

  • Break-ups in roof massing or roof lines such as dormers or cross gables.

  • Other accents or placement of material or colour.

Columns & Entry features

For lots that require an architecturally significant entry feature, features should be consistent with the overall architectural style of the dwelling. This may include the use of covered verandas, modern contemporary interpretations of pergolas or covered entry features.

In the event that columns are used, column styles should be consistent with the overall architectural style of the dwelling. This might include the use of wide-based, tapered columns with stone detailing at the column base for craftsman style dwellings, cedar-clad columns for modern contemporary style dwellings, or columns with masonry cladding along the full length of the column for traditional-style dwellings. 

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Modern interpretation of a pergola entry.

Covered entry feature with supporting column.

Preferred 10"x10" columns or greater.

Covered entry feature with supporting columns.
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Covered veranda with substantial columns.

Wide-based, tapered columns with stone detailing.

Preferred tapered columns with 12" x 12" base and 8" x 8" top.

 Wide-based columns with stone detailing.

Preferred 10" x 10" columns or greater.

 

Stairs & Entry Features

Stair systems, landings and verandas must be enclosed on all sides. Using steel risers on stairs is permitted as long as the steel is not visible and encased by wood. Untreated plywood (not painted or stained) and/or OSB are not acceptable enclosure materials.

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Examples of acceptable stairs and entry features.

Exterior Materials

Exterior Dwelling Material Requirements

For alternate material requirements on Highly Visible Lots, see specific lot details located in the Architectural Controls by Phase & Lot Type section below.

Note: Material types and square footage must be clearly identified on the drawings submitted in support of your application. Failure to do so may result in delays to the approval of your application.

Front Elevation Material Calculations
Highly Visible Lot Side or Rear Material Calculations
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Three Materials Example:

Stucco = 100 square feet

Stone Column = 10 square feet | Stone Garage = 70 square feet

Hardie Siding = 60 square feet

The stone and Hardie siding exceed the minimum three material requirement of 25 square

feet (standard & laned lots) and 40 square feet (walk-out lots).

Red (surface elevation) = 130 square feet (1st storey) | 85 square feet (2nd storey)
Blue (windows and doors) = 120 square feet
Green (secondary material) = 126 square feet

Secondary Material Required:
215 square feet (surface elevation) minus 120 square feet​ (windows/ doors) = 95 square feet x 33% = 31 square feet required.

  • Trim features, roof shingles, and parging will not be counted as a material. In order to be included in the required material amount, the material must be visibly shown on the 2D elevation plan and be visible from the – street or park. Material wrapped around a column or architectural feature is encouraged to provide cleaner edges, but will not count towards the required material total for the 2D elevation in review.
  • The materials being used need to be distinctly different and discernible from each other. Two similar materials with visually different textures will be considered two materials. For example, Hardie siding and Hardie shakes or vinyl siding and vinyl board and batten will be accepted as two materials. Vinyl siding with vinyl shakes; or vinyl siding with vinyl scallops; or the same material in different orientation are NOT two materials. Contrast with the trim materials and exterior dwelling materials being used is encouraged.  If using three materials, the third material can be the same material as the primary or secondary material but must be a different colour. 
  • For the purpose of the material calculation, the total area of the elevation is from the ground to under the eaves. Windows and/or doors shall be subtracted.

Exterior Dwelling Material Finishes 

  • Siding – vinyl, *Hardie board, or Aluminum  
  • Acrylic Stucco 
  • Brick 
  • *Cultured stone 
  • *Smartboard 
  • Shakes – Cedar or *Hardie shakes.
  • Board & Batten

* where a brand name is specified, approved equivalents will be considered.  

Garages

Garage Placement

For lots requiring an attached garage, a garage side location is determined on the Interactive Map unless the lot is marked with a “C” for corner lot garage placement.

Garage sides on a given block are paired together against a common property line in order to provide a better streetscape appearance.

Corner Lots

For corner attached garage lots, the garage must be located as per the permitted garage sides as shown below. The image below demonstrates permitted options for the placement of an attached garage on a corner lot, attached to the front of the dwelling furthest from the street corner or attached to the rear of the house closest to the side street.

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Lot purchasers should check curb design, street light pole locations, utility pedestal locations, and mailbox locations, prior to designing a dwelling with a garage on the side.

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Examples of proper garage placement on corner lots.

Highly Visible Lots

 Alternate materials are required for side and rear dwelling facades that face streets and open spaces. These alternate material requirements are over and above the noted material requirements for the dwelling Lot Type. The intention of these controls is to avoid the monotony and the perceived cheapness of large expanses of blank walls. The lots that are relevant to these highly visible lot controls are identified in the Specific Architectural Controls below. 

 

SPECIFIC ARCHITECTURAL CONTROLS

In addition to the controls outlined above, each phase and lot has specific architectural controls. The requirements listed in each lot type section are an absolute minimum. Saskatoon Land reserves the right to require further architectural treatment to any facade in order to satisfy the intentions of the architectural controls.

To find your lot, click on the appropriate phase of the neighbourhood to learn more.

Phase 1 (Fast Crescent, Way, Court, and Lane)

Attached Garage Integration

For lots that require an attached garage, the attached garage shall not protrude more than 2.4 metres (8 feet) from the facade of any habitable floor area of the dwelling.  

Acceptable Garage Projections Examples

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The attached garage projects less than 2.4 metres from the living room of the dwelling. The attached garage projects 2.4 metres from the second storey of the dwelling. The attached garage projects 2.4 metres from the front office/den of the dwelling.
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The attached garage projects 2.4 metres from the second-storey bonus room. The attached garage projects less than 2.4 metres from the front living room of the dwelling. The attached garage projects 2.0 metres from the second storey of the dwelling.

Architecturally Significant Garage Doors

The street appeal of a home contributes to the general appeal of any residential area. Garage doors make up a significant portion of the facade of any attached garage home. Any home with a front or rear attached garage requires garage door styles that complement the home’s exterior. The garage door must include some architectural features. Examples of garage door types, design elements and corresponding architectural styles are outlined below:

  • Coped edges

  • Decorative glass

  • Designed inserts

  • Wide trim pieces

  • Natural woods

  • Aluminum and Glass 

Acceptable Garage Door Examples

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Aluminum composite garage door, suitable for modern contemporary architectural style. Aluminum composite garage door with left side window placements suitable for modern contemporary architectural style. Craftsman style garage door featuring wide trim pieces and decorative glass windows. Garage door with dark finish and coped edges, suitable for traditional architectural style.

Note: Garage door supplier and model information must be submitted along with your building permit application. Garage doors will be reviewed and approved. Please include photos or brochures to help explain the garage door.

Roof Pitch

The roof of the principal dwelling shall have a minimum 6-in-12 pitch except in instances where it can be demonstrated that a lesser sloped pitch contributes towards a consistent architectural style or enhanced level of street appeal. Approval of roof pitches less than 6-in-12 will be at the discretion of Saskatoon Land. Some examples that outline the acceptable use of roof pitches less than 6-in-12 are identified below:

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The use of a low-pitched gabled roof for a craftsman style home.​ The use of a flat roof or low-sloped roof in a modern contemporary style home. The use of a low-pitched hip roof with wide overhanging eaves in a prairie style home.

Lot Specific Architectural Controls

Phase & Lot Type Map

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Phase 1 of Aspen Ridge features three lot types: Standard Lot - Attached Garage, Executive Walk-Out Basement Lot - Attached Garage and Laned Lot - Detached Garage. The architectural controls for each type are noted below:

Standard Lot - Attached Garage

Standard Lot Attached Garage

Highly Visible Lots

(see Highly Visible Lot requirements below)

Lots 1 to 15, Block 701
Lots 1 to 13, Block 702
Lots 1 to 10, Block 703
Lots 16 to 28, Block 705
Lots 1 to 14, Block 706
Lot 1, Block 701
Lots 1, 6, 7, & 13, Block 702
Lots 1 & 10, Block 703
Lots 16 & 28, Block 705
Lots 1 to 14, Block 706
  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots that have an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:

    1. 1,000 square feet in the case of a bungalow, bi-level or split-level dwelling.

    2. 1,200 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling.

  2. All dwellings must be constructed with a minimum single-wide attached garage. The garage must be constructed at the same time as the dwelling is built. Minimum inside dimensions shall be 3.5 metres wide and 6.0 metres long.

  3. The roof of the principal dwelling shall have a minimum 6-in-12 pitch except when it can be demonstrated that a lesser sloped roof pitch is integral to any architectural style and consistent with the intent of strengthening the streetscape and harmonizing the interface between housing forms. No roof pitch requirement exists for Lots 16 to 28, Block 705 and Lots 1 to 14, Block 706.

  4. Attached garages shall not protrude more than 2.4 metres (8 feet) from the facade of any habitable floor area of the dwelling.

  5. All attached garages require architecturally significant garage doors consistent with the architectural style of the dwelling.

  6. All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior building materials on the front elevation with each material being no less than 50 square feet in area or a minimum of three exterior building materials with each material being no less than 25 square feet in area. 

Executive Walk-Out Basement Lot - Attached Garage

Executive Walk-Out Basement Lot

Highly Visible Lots

(see Highly Visible Lot requirements below)

Lots 16 to 38, Block 701
Lots 16 to 38, Block 701
  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which have an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:

    1. 1,200 square feet in the case of a bungalow, bi-level or split-level dwelling.

    2. 1,500 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling.

  2. All dwellings must be constructed with a minimum double-wide attached garage. The garage must be constructed at the same time as the dwelling is built. Minimum inside dimensions shall be 5.4 metres wide and 6.0 metres long.

  3. The roof of the principal dwelling shall have a minimum 6-in-12 pitch except when it can be demonstrated that a lesser sloped roof pitch is integral to any architectural style and consistent with the intent of strengthening the streetscape and harmonizing the interface between housing forms.

  4. Attached garages shall not protrude more than 2.4 metres (8 feet) from the facade of any habitable floor area of the dwelling.

  5. All attached garages require architecturally significant garage doors consistent with the architectural style of the dwelling.

  6. All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior building materials on the front elevation with each material being no less than 75 square feet in area or a minimum of three exterior building materials with each material being no less than 40 square feet in area. No vinyl siding shall be permitted on any building elevation.

  7. All dwellings shall be constructed with direct access from the basement level to the backyard (walk-out units).

Laned-Lot - Detached Garage

Laned-Lot​ Detached Garage

Highly Visible Lots

(see Highly Visible Lot requirements below)

Lots 11 to 25, Block 703
Lots 1 to 16, Block 704
Lots 1 to 15, Block 705
Lots 11 & 25, Block 703
Lots 1 & 16, Block 704
Lots 1 & 15, Block 705
  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which have an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:

    1. 1,000 square feet in the case of a bungalow or bi-level.

    2. 1,200 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling.

  2. All dwelling units shall be bungalows, raised bungalows, bi-levels, or two-storeys. Split-level dwellings are NOT permitted.

  3. All dwellings shall be constructed with an architecturally significant entry feature which may include a covered veranda, a covered entry feature or a modern contemporary interpretation of a pergola. In the event that columns are used, column styles should be consistent with the overall architectural style of the dwelling.

  4. The roof of the principal dwelling shall have a minimum 6-in-12 pitch except when it can be demonstrated that a lesser sloped roof pitch is integral to any architectural style and consistent with the intent of strengthening the streetscape and harmonizing the interface between housing forms.

  5. All dwellings must be constructed with a concrete garage pad with access from the rear lane only. The concrete garage pad must be constructed at the same time the dwelling is built with a minimum dimension of 6 metres wide and 6 metres long. The concrete pad shall be located at a minimum of 1.2 metres from the rear property line, and include a paved apron that connects it to the rear property line.

  6. All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior building materials on the front elevation with each material being no less than 50 square feet in area or a minimum of three exterior building materials with each material being no less than 25 square feet in area.

 

Highly Visible Lot
Lots 1, 16 to 38, Block 701
Lots 1, 6, 7, & 13, Block 702
Lots 1, 10, 11, & 25, Block 703
Lots 1 & 16, Block 704
Lots 1, 15, 16 & 28, Block 705
Lots 1 to 14, Block 706

In addition to the controls noted in the preceding sections, any dwelling elevation facing a street or park also requires the following:

  1. Other than a front facade which has other requirements as noted in this document, any building elevation which flanks a street or faces a park requires a secondary exterior building material no less than 40 square feet in area.
  2. Other than a front facade which has other requirements as noted in this document, any building elevation which flanks a street or faces a park requires the placement of windows and/or a door that occupy no less than five percent of the area of the subject building elevation.
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50 square feet of a cedar accent material is provided along the rear elevation of the dwelling which faces a linear park. The rear elevation has an area of 1,100 square feet, requiring the placement of a minimum of 55 square feet of window and/or door area. In this example, 124 square feet of window and door area has been provided. 80 square feet of cedar plank is provided along the side building elevation which faces the flanking street. The side elevation facing the flanking street has an area of 840 square feet, requiring the placement of a minimum of 42 square feet of window and/or door area. Five windows are provided resulting in a total window area of 75 square feet.

Phase 2  (Bolstad Way, Turn, Manor, and Link)

Attached Garage Integration

For lots that require an attached garage, the attached garage shall not protrude more than 2.4 metres (8 feet) from the facade of any habitable floor area of the dwelling.  

Acceptable Garage Projections Examples

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The attached garage projects less than 2.4 metres from the living room of the dwelling. The attached garage projects 2.4 metres from the second storey of the dwelling. The attached garage projects 2.4 metres from the front office/den of the dwelling.
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The attached garage projects 2.4 metres from the second-storey bonus room. The attached garage projects less than 2.4 metres from the front living room of the dwelling. The attached garage projects 2.0 metres from the second storey of the dwelling.

Architecturally Significant Garage Doors

The street appeal of a home contributes to the general appeal of any residential area. Garage doors make up a significant portion of the facade of any attached garage home. Any home with a front or rear attached garage requires garage door styles that complement the home’s exterior. The garage door must include some architectural features. Examples of garage door types, design elements and corresponding architectural styles are outlined below: 

  • Coped edges

  • Decorative glass

  • Designed inserts

  • Wide trim pieces

  • Natural woods

  • Aluminum and Glass 

Acceptable Garage Door Examples

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Note: Garage door supplier and model information must be submitted along with your building permit application. Garage doors will be reviewed and approved. Please include photos or brochures to help explain the garage door.

Roof Pitch

The roof of the principal dwelling shall have a minimum 6-in-12 pitch except in instances where it can be demonstrated that a lesser sloped pitch contributes towards a consistent architectural style or enhanced level of street appeal. Approval of roof pitches less than 6-in-12 will be at the discretion of Saskatoon Land. Some examples that outline the acceptable use of roof pitches less than 6-in-12 are identified below.

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The use of a low-pitched gabled roof for a craftsman style home.​ The use of a flat roof or low-sloped roof in a modern contemporary style home. The use of a low-pitched hip roof with wide overhanging eaves in a prairie style home.

Lot Specific Architectural Controls

Phase & Lot Type Map

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Saskatoon, Aspen Ridge

Phase 2 of Aspen Ridge features three lot types: Standard Lot Attached Garage, Executive Walk-Out Basement Lot - Attached Garage and Laned-Lot - Detached Garage. The architectural controls for each type are noted below:

Standard Lot Attached Garage

Standard Lot Attached Garage

Highly Visible Lots

(see Highly Visible Lot requirements below)

Lots 1 to 22, Block 707
Lots 1 to 22, Block 709
Lots 11 to 18, Block 710
Lots 1 to 29, Block 712
Lots 1 to 6, Block 713
Lots 1 to 22, Block 707 
Lots 1, 11, 12, & 22, Block 709
Lots 15 & 16, Block 710
Lots 6, 14, 15 & 29, Block 712
Lots 1 & 6, Block 713
  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which have an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:

    1. 1,000 square feet in the case of a bungalow, bi-level or split-level dwelling;

    2. 1,200 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling.

  2. All dwellings must be constructed with a minimum single-wide attached garage. The garage must be constructed at the same time as the dwelling is built. Minimum inside dimensions shall be 3.5 metres wide and 6.0 metres long.

  3. The roof of the principal dwelling shall have a minimum 6-in-12 pitch except when it can be demonstrated that a lesser sloped roof pitch is integral to any architectural style and consistent with the intent of strengthening the streetscape and harmonizing the interface between housing forms. No roof pitch requirement exists for Lots 1 to 22, Block 707; Lots 1 to 11, Block 709; and Lots 11 to 15, Block 710.

  4. Attached garages shall not protrude more than 2.4 metres (8 feet) from the facade of any habitable floor area of the dwelling.

  5. All attached garages require architecturally significant garage doors consistent with the architectural style of the dwelling.

  6. All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior building materials on the front elevation with each material being no less than 50 square feet in area or a minimum of three exterior building materials with each material being no less than 25 square feet in area. 

Executive Walk-Out Basement Lot Attached Garage

Executive Walk-Out Basement Lot Attached Garage

Highly Visible Lots

(see Highly Visible Lot requirements below)

Lots 1 to 13, Block 708
Lots 1 to 13, Block 708
  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which have an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:

    1. 1,200 square feet in the case of a bungalow, bi-level or split-level dwelling;

    2. 1,500 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling.   

  2. All dwellings must be constructed with a minimum double-wide attached garage. The garage must be constructed at the same time as the dwelling is built. Minimum inside dimensions shall be 5.4 metres wide and 6.0 metres long.

  3. The roof of the principal dwelling shall have a minimum 6-in-12 pitch except when it can be demonstrated that a lesser sloped roof pitch is integral to any architectural style and consistent with the intent of strengthening the streetscape and harmonizing the interface between housing forms.

  4. Attached garages shall not protrude more than 2.4 metres (8 feet) from the facade of any habitable floor area of the dwelling.

  5. All attached garages require architecturally significant garage doors consistent with the architectural style of the dwelling.

  6. All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior building materials on the front elevation with each material being no less than 75 square feet in area or a minimum of three exterior building materials with each material being no less than 40 square feet in area. Vinyl siding shall NOT be permitted on any building elevation.

  7. All dwellings shall be constructed with direct access from the basement level to the backyard (walk-out units).

Laned-Lot Detached Garage

Laned-Lot Detached Garage

Highly Visible Lots

(see Highly Visible Lot requirements below)

Lots 1 to 10, Block 710
Lots 1 to 12, Block 711
Lots 1 & 10, Block 710
Lot 12, Block 711​

 

  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which has an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:

    1. 1,000 square feet in the case of a bungalow or bi-level;

    2. 1,200 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling. 

  2. All dwelling units shall be bungalows, raised bungalows, bi-levels, or two-storeys. Split-level dwellings are NOT permitted.

  3. All dwellings shall be constructed with an architecturally significant entry feature which may include a covered veranda, a covered entry feature or a modern contemporary interpretation of a pergola. In the event that columns are used, column styles should be consistent with the overall architectural style of the dwelling.

  4. The roof of the principal dwelling shall have a minimum 6-in-12 pitch except when it can be demonstrated that a lesser sloped roof pitch is integral to any architectural style and consistent with the intent of strengthening the streetscape and harmonizing the interface between housing forms. No roof pitch requirement exists for Lots 1 to 10, Block 710.

  5. All dwellings must be constructed with a concrete garage pad with access from the rear lane only. The concrete garage pad must be constructed at the same time the dwelling is built with a minimum dimension of 6 metres in width and 6 metres in length. The concrete pad shall be located at a minimum of 1.2 metres from the rear property line, and include a paved apron that connects it to the rear property line.

  6. All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior building materials on the front elevation with each material being no less than 50 square feet in area or a minimum of three exterior building materials with each material being no less than 25 square feet in area.

Please be advised that, as per the National Building Code (NBC), foundations for detached garages 55 square metres and larger must be designed by a design professional (engineer or architect) licensed to consult in the Province of Saskatchewan. The sealed design must be accompanied with a Letter of Commitment for field review.

 

Highly Visible Lots
Lots 1 to 22, Block 707 
Lots 1 to 13, Block 708
Lots 1, 11, 12, & 22, Block 709
Lots 1, 10, 15 & 16, Block 710
Lot 12, Block 711
Lots 6, 14, 15 & 29, Block 712
Lots 1 & 6, Block 713

 

These controls are in addition to the controls noted in the previous sections. The intention of these controls are to avoid the monotony and the perceived cheapness of large expanses of blank walls on side and rear facades that are highly visible from streets and parks. The requirements listed below are an absolute minimum. Saskatoon Land reserves the right to require further treatment to any facade in order to satisfy the intention of the Phase 2 Architectural Controls.

In addition to the front facade requirements, any building elevation which flanks a street or faces a park:

  • Requires a secondary exterior building material that covers no less than 1/3 (33%) of the elevation as defined as the total area of elevation from ground to under the eaves. For the purpose of this calculation, window and/or door areas shall be subtracted. A third material may also be used provided that the second and third materials, when combined, cover no less than 1/3 (33%) of the subject elevation.

  • Requires a secondary exterior colour that covers no less than 1/3 (33%) of the elevation as defined as the total area of elevation from ground to under the eaves. For the purpose of this calculation, window and/or door areas shall be subtracted. A third colour may also be used provided that the second and third colours, when combined, cover no less than 1/3 (33%) of the subject elevation.

  • Requires the windows and/or doors to occupy no less than 5% of the elevation as defined as the total area of elevation from ground to under the eaves.

Depending on Saskatoon Land’s evaluation of any submitted plans, especially those that satisfy only the “minimum” requirements of this document, Saskatoon Land may require more architectural details such as the following:

  • Accented wall build-outs or other interruptions in wall planes.
  • Window and door accents.
  • Break-ups in roof massing or roof lines such as dormers or cross gables.
  • Other accents or placement of material or colour.

Highly Visible Lot Examples

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The area of the rear elevation (minus window area) totals 270 square feet. 90 square feet of stone has been provided, which satisfies the secondary material requirement. 140 square feet of window placement has also been provided, which satisfies the window and/or door placement requirement on highly visible lots. The area of side wall (minus window area) totals 300 square feet. 100 square feet of stone has been provided, which satisfies the secondary material requirement. 40 square feet of window placement has also been provided, which satisfies the window and/or door requirement on highly visible lots.

Phase 3 (Kenaschuk Crescent, Way, Lane, Union, and Link)

Attached Garage Integration

For lots that require an attached garage, the attached garage shall not protrude more than 2.4 metres (8 feet) from the facade of any habitable floor area of the dwelling.  

Acceptable Garage Projections Examples

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The attached garage projects less than 2.4 metres from the living room of the dwelling. The attached garage projects 2.4 metres from the second storey of the dwelling. The attached garage projects 2.4 metres from the front office/den of the dwelling.
Aspen Ridge, Saskatoon Aspen Ridge, Saskatoon Aspen Ridge, Saskatoon
The attached garage projects 2.4 metres from the second-storey bonus room. The attached garage projects less than 2.4 metres from the front living room of the dwelling. The attached garage projects 2.0 metres from the second storey of the dwelling.

Architecturally Significant Garage Doors

The street appeal of a home contributes to the general appeal of any residential area. Garage doors make up a significant portion of the facade of any attached garage home. Any home with a front or rear attached garage requires garage door styles that complement the home’s exterior. The garage door must include some architectural elements. Examples of garage door types, design elements and corresponding architectural styles are as follows:​​

  • Minimum of three windows in each door

  • Decorative pane glass

  • Wide trim pieces

  • Natural woods

  • Aluminum and glass

Hardware and handles can be used on garage doors but are not counted towards the garage door architectural elements. 

Acceptable Garage Door Examples

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Garage Doors with wide trim the same colour as the door is permitted.

Unacceptable Garage Door Examples

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Garage Doors with no architectural elements are not permitted. Garage doors that look like wood but are not wood are not permitted without other architectural elements. Flush Garage Doors with minimum architectural elements are not permitted. Garage doors with random window spacings are not permitted. Coloured garage doors are permitted but still need architectural elements. Windows above garage doors are permitted but do not count towards garage door architectural elements.

Garage door supplier and model information must be submitted along with your building permit application. Garage doors will be reviewed and approved. Please include photos or brochures to help explain the garage door.

Roof Pitch

The roof of the principal dwelling shall have a minimum 6-in-12 pitch except in instances where it can be demonstrated that a lesser sloped pitch contributes towards a consistent architectural style or enhanced level of street appeal. Approval of roof pitches less than 6-in-12 will be at the discretion of Saskatoon Land. Some examples that outline the acceptable use of roof pitches less than 6-in-12 are identified below.

Aspen Ridge, Saskatoon Saskatoon, Aspen Ridge Saskatoon, Aspen Ridge
The use of a low-pitched gabled roof for a craftsman style home.​ The use of a flat roof or low-sloped roof in a modern contemporary style home. The use of a low-pitched hip roof with wide overhanging eaves in a prairie style home.

Lot Specific Architectural Controls

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Aspen Ridge, Saskatoon

Phase 3 of Aspen Ridge features three lot types: Standard Lot - Attached Garage, Executive Walk-Out Basement Lot - Attached Garage and Laned-Lot - Detached Garage. The architectural controls for each type are noted below:

Standard Lot - Attached Garage

Standard Lot Attached Garage

Highly Visible Lots

(see Highly Visible Lot requirements below)

Lots 7 to 11, Block 713
Lots 27 to 30, Block 714
Lots 1 to 22, Block 715
Lots 1 to 16, Block 717
Lots 1 to 14, Block 718
Lots 1 to 11, Block 719
Lot 7 & 11, Block 713
Lot 27 to 30, Block 714
Lots 1, 12, 13, & 22, Block 715
Lots 1, 9, 10, & 16, Block 717
Lots 8 & 9, Block 718
Lots 7 & 8, Block 719
  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which has an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:

    1. 1,000 square feet in the case of a bungalow, bi-level or split-level dwelling;

    2. 1,200 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling.

  2. All dwellings must be constructed with a minimum single-wide attached garage. The garage must be constructed at the same time as the dwelling is built. Minimum inside dimensions shall be 3.5 metres wide and 6.0 metres long.

  3. The roof of the principal dwelling shall have a minimum 6-in-12 pitch except when it can be demonstrated that a lesser sloped roof pitch is integral to any architectural style and consistent with the intent of strengthening the streetscape and harmonizing the interface between housing forms. No roof pitch requirement exists for Lots 7 to 11, Block 713; Lots 1 to 22, Block 715; and Lots 1 to 9, Block 717.

  4. Attached garages shall not protrude more than 2.4 metres (8 feet) from the facade of any habitable floor area of the dwelling.

  5. All attached garages require architecturally significant garage doors consistent with the architectural style of the dwelling. 

  6. All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior building materials on the front elevation with each material being no less than 50 square feet in area or a minimum of three exterior building materials with each material being no less than 25 square feet in area. 

Executive Walk-Out Basement Lot - Attached Garage

Executive Walk-Out Basement Lot

Highly Visible Lots

(see Highly Visible Lot requirements below)

Lots 1 to 26, Block 714
Lots 1 to 26, Block 714
  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which have an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:

    1. 1,200 square feet in the case of a bungalow, bi-level or split-level dwelling; or

    2. 1,500 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling.

  2. All dwellings must be constructed with a minimum double-wide attached garage. The garage must be constructed at the same time as the dwelling is built. Minimum inside dimensions shall be 5.4 metres wide and 6.0 metres long.

  3. The roof of the principal dwelling shall have a minimum 6-in-12 pitch except when it can be demonstrated that a lesser sloped roof pitch is integral to any architectural style and consistent with the intent of strengthening the streetscape and harmonizing the interface between housing forms. No roof pitch requirement exists for Lots 1 to 13, Block 714.

  4. Attached garages shall not protrude more than 2.4 metres (8 feet) from the facade of any habitable floor area of the dwelling.

  5. All attached garages require architecturally significant garage doors consistent with the architectural style of the dwelling. 

  6. All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior building materials on the front elevation with each material being no less than 75 square feet in area or a minimum of three exterior building materials with each material being no less than 40 square feet in area. Vinyl siding shall NOT be permitted on any building elevation.

  7. All dwellings shall be constructed with direct access from the basement level to the backyard (walk-out units).

Laned Lot - Detached Garage

Laned-Lot Detached Garage

Highly Visible Lots

(see Highly Visible Lot requirements below)

Lots 1 to 17, Block 716
Lots 1 & 17, Block 716
  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which have an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:

    1. 1,000 square feet in the case of a bungalow or bi-level; or

    2. 1,200 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling.

  2. All dwelling units shall be bungalows, raised bungalows, bi-levels, or two-storeys. Split level dwellings are NOT permitted.

  3. All dwellings shall be constructed with an architecturally significant entry feature which may include a covered veranda, a covered entry feature or a modern contemporary interpretation of a pergola. In the event that columns are used, column styles should be consistent with the overall architectural style of the dwelling. Preferably 10 inches by 10 inches or greater. 

  4. The roof of the principal dwelling shall have a minimum 6-in-12 pitch except when it can be demonstrated that a lesser sloped roof pitch is integral to any architectural style and consistent with the intent of strengthening the streetscape and harmonizing the interface between housing forms. No roof pitch requirement exists for Lots 1 to 17, Block 716.

  5. All dwellings must be constructed with a concrete garage pad with access from the rear lane only. The concrete garage pad must be constructed at the same time the dwelling is built with a minimum dimension of 6 metres in width and 6 metres in length. The concrete garage pad shall not be built on the rear easement and must include a paved apron that connects it to the rear property line. An attached rear garage shall include a paved driveway that connects it to the rear property line.

  6. All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior building materials on the front elevation with each material being no less than 50 square feet in area or a minimum of three exterior building materials with each material being no less than 25 square feet in area.

Please be advised that, as per the National Building Code (NBC), foundations for detached garages 55 square metres and larger must be designed by a design professional (engineer or architect) licensed to consult in the Province of Saskatchewan. The sealed design must be accompanied with a Letter of Commitment for field review.

 

Highly Visible Lots
Lots 1 & 11, Block 713
Lots 1 to 30, Block 714
Lots 1, 12, 13, & 22, Block 715
Lots 1 & 17, Block 716
Lots 1, 9, 10, & 16, Block 717
Lots 8 & 9, Block 718
Lots 7 & 8, Block 719
 

These controls are in addition to the controls noted in the previous sections. The intention of these controls are to avoid the monotony and the perceived cheapness of large expanses of blank walls on side and rear facades that are highly visible from streets and open spaces. The requirements listed below are an absolute minimum. Saskatoon Land reserves the right to require further treatment to any facade in order to satisfy the intention of the Phase 3 Architectural Controls.

In addition to the front facade requirements, any building elevation which flanks a street or faces open space:

  1. Requires a secondary exterior building material that covers no less than 1/3 (33%) of the elevation as defined as the total area of elevation from ground to under the eaves. For the purpose of this calculation, window and/or door areas shall be subtracted. A third material may also be used provided that the second and third materials, when combined, cover no less than 1/3 (33%) of the subject elevation.  Horizontal banding of the base of the building is discouraged as landscaping tends to cover the material.
  2. Requires a secondary exterior colour that covers no less than 1/3 (33%) of the elevation as defined as the total area of elevation from ground to under the eaves. For the purpose of this calculation, window and/or door areas shall be subtracted. A third colour may also be used provided that the second and third colours, when combined, cover no less than 1/3 (33%) of the subject elevation.
  3. Requires the windows and/or doors to occupy no less than 5% of the elevation as defined as the total area of elevation from ground to under the eaves.

Depending on Saskatoon Land’s evaluation of any submitted plans, especially those that satisfy only the “minimum” requirements of this document, Saskatoon Land may require more architectural details such as the following:

  • Accented wall build-outs or other interruptions in wall planes.
  • Window and door accents.
  • Break-ups in roof massing or roof lines such as dormers or cross gables.
  • Other accents or placement of material or colour.

Highly Visible Lot Examples

Aspen Ridge, Saskatoon Saskatoon, Aspen Ridge
The area of the rear elevation (minus window area) totals 270 square feet. 90 square feet of stone has been provided, which satisfies the secondary material requirement. 140 square feet of window/door placement has also been provided, which satisfies the window and/ or door placement requirement on highly visible lots.​ The area of side wall (minus window area) totals 300 square feet. 100 square feet of stone has been provided, which satisfies the secondary material requirement. 40 square feet of window placement has also been provided, which satisfies the window and/or door requirement on highly visible lots.​

Phase 4  (Feheregyhazi Boulevard, Thakur Street, Kalra Street, Barrett Street, Forsey Avenue, Whitehead Avenue, and Shevchenko Avenue)

Architecturally Significant Garage Doors

The street appeal of a home contributes to the general appeal of any residential area. Garage doors make up a significant portion of the facade of any attached garage home. Any home with a front or rear attached garage requires garage door styles that complement the home’s exterior. The garage door must include some architectural features. Examples of garage door types, design elements and corresponding architectural styles are outlined below: 

  • Inset Windows:​

    Double Door: Minimum of three windows

​    Single Door: Minimum of three windows unless

    installing two windows horizontally at the top

  • Decorative pane glass

  • Natural woods

  • Wide trim pieces (e.g. carriage style)

  • Aluminum and Glass 

Hardware and handles can be used on garage doors but are not counted towards the garage door architectural elements.

Windows above garage doors are permitted and count towards the garage door architectural elements.

 

Acceptable Garage Door Examples

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Unacceptable Garage Door Examples

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Garage doors with no architectural elements are not permitted. Coloured garage doors are permitted but still need architectural elements. Garage doors that look like wood but are not wood are not permitted without other architectural elements. Flush garage doors with minimum architectural elements are not permitted. Garage doors with random window spacings are not permitted.
 

Note: Garage door supplier and model information must be submitted along with your building permit application. Garage doors will be reviewed and approved. Please include photos or brochures to help explain the garage door.

Roof Pitch

There is no roof pitch requirement; however, the roof pitch should complement the architectural style of the dwelling and be consistent with the intent of strengthening the streetscape and harmonizing the interface between housing forms.

Approval of roof pitches will be at the discretion of Saskatoon Land. Some examples that outline the acceptable use of roof pitches less than 6-in-12 are identified below.

Saskatoon, Aspen Ridge Aspen Ridge, Saskatoon Aspen Ridge, Saskatoon
The use of a low-pitched gabled roof for a craftsman style home.​ The use of a flat roof or low-sloped roof in a modern contemporary style home. The use of a low-pitched hip roof with wide overhanging eaves in a prairie style home.
 

Lot Specific Architectural Controls

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Aspen Ridge, Saskatoon

Phase 4 of Aspen Ridge features three lot types: Standard Lot - Attached Garage, Laned Lot - R1B and Laned Lot - R2. The architectural controls for each type are noted below:

Standard Lot - Attached Garage

Standard Lot Attached Garage

Highly Visible Lots

(see Highly Visible Lot requirements below)

Lots 1 to 11, Block 720
Lots 1 to 31, Block 721
Lots 1 to 36, Block 722
Lots 1 to 35, Block 726
Lots 1 to 32, Block 727
Lots 30 to 36, Block 728
Lots 1 to 11, Block 720
Lots 1, 15, 16 & 31, Block 721
Lots 1, 17, 18, & 36, Block 722​
Lots 1, 18, 19, & 35, Block 726
Lots 1, 16, 17, & 32, Block 727
N/A
  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which have an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:

    1. 1,000 square feet in the case of a bungalow, bi-level or split-level dwelling; or

    2. 1,000 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling.

  2. All dwellings must be constructed with a minimum single-wide attached garage. The garage must be constructed at the same time as the dwelling is built. Minimum inside dimensions shall be 3.5 metres wide and 6.0 metres long.

  3. There is no roof pitch requirement; however, the roof pitch should complement the architectural style of the dwelling and be consistent with the intent of strengthening the streetscape and harmonizing the interface between housing forms.

  4. All attached or side facing detached garages on standard lots require architecturally significant garage doors consistent with the architectural style of the dwelling. 

  5. The undersides of raised entries, verandas, and stair systems must be fully enclosed.

  6. All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior building materials of different colour on the front elevation with each material being no less than 50 square feet in area, or a minimum of three different exterior building materials with each material being no less than 25 square feet in area. 

  7. For lots 1 to 17, Block 722 and lots 19 to 35, Block 726, a rear garage or garage pad shall NOT be built on the rear easement and must include a paved apron that connects the garage or garage pad to the rear property line. In addition to the above noted lots in 7, the utility pedestal/transformer must not be inside the fence and must be accessible from the lane.

  8. A corner lot with a detached rear garage must comply with conditions 4 and 5 in the Highly Visible Lots section below. 

  9. For lots 18 to 36, Block 722 and lots 1 to 18, Block 726, a front attached garage will be required. 

Laned Lot - R1B

Laned-Lot R1B

Highly Visible Lots

(see Highly Visible Lot requirements below)

Lots 1 to 43, Block 723
Lots 1 to 40, Block 725
Lots 1, 21, 22, 43, Block 723
Lots 1, 20, 21, & 40, Block 725
  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which have an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:

    1. 1,000 square feet in the case of a bungalow or bi-level;

    2. 1,000 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling.

  2. All dwelling units shall be bungalows, raised bungalows, bi-levels, or two-storeys. Split-level dwellings are NOT permitted.

  3. All dwellings shall be constructed with an architecturally significant entry feature which may include a covered veranda, a covered entry feature or a modern contemporary interpretation of a pergola. In the event that columns are used, column styles should be consistent with the overall architectural style of the dwelling, preferably 10 inches X 10 inches or greater. 

  4. There is no roof pitch requirement; however, the roof pitch should complement the architectural style of the dwelling and be consistent with the intent of strengthening the streetscape and harmonizing the interface between housing forms.

  5. All dwellings must be constructed with a concrete garage pad with access from the rear lane only. The concrete garage pad must be constructed at the same time the dwelling is built with a minimum dimension of 6 metres X 6 metres. The garage pad shall NOT be built on the rear easement and must include a paved apron that connects the garage pad to the rear property line. An attached rear garage shall include a paved driveway that connects it to the rear property line. For laned corner lots, all dwellings must be constructed with a minimum 6 metres X 6 metres (20 feet X 20 feet) garage. The garage must be constructed at the same time as the dwelling is built. See Highly Visible Lots section below for more details.

  6. The undersides of raised entries, verandas, and stair systems must be fully enclosed.

  7. All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior building materials of different colour on the front elevation with each material being no less than 50 square feet in area, or a minimum of three different exterior building materials with each material being no less than 25 square feet in area. 

Laned Lot - R2

Laned-Lot R2

Highly Visible Lots

(see Highly Visible Lot requirements below)

Lots 1 to 26, Block 724
Lots 1 & 26, Block 724
  1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which have an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:

    1. 800 square feet in the case of a bungalow or bi-level; or

    2. 1,000 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling.

  2. For duplex or semi-detached, these minimum floor areas apply to each dwelling. Split-level dwellings are NOT permitted.

  3. All dwellings shall be constructed with an architecturally significant entry feature which may include a covered veranda, a covered entry feature or a modern contemporary interpretation of a pergola. For duplexes or semi-detached dwellings, one dwelling must have a covered entry feature. In the event that columns are used, column styles should be consistent with the overall architectural style of the dwelling, preferably 10" x 10" or greater. 

  4. There is no roof pitch requirement; however, the roof pitch should complement the architectural style of the dwelling and be consistent with the intent of strengthening the streetscape and harmonizing the interface between housing forms.

  5. All dwellings must be constructed with a concrete garage pad with access from the rear lane only. The concrete garage pad must be constructed at the same time the dwelling is built with a minimum dimension of 6 metres X 6 metres. The garage pad shall NOT be built on the rear easement and must include a paved apron that connects the garage pad to the rear property line. An attached rear garage shall include a paved driveway that connects it to the rear property line. For laned corner lots, all dwellings must be constructed with a minimum 6 metres X 6 metres (20 feet X 20 feet) garage. The garage must be constructed at the same time as the dwelling is built. See Highly Visible Lots section below for more details.

  6. The undersides of raised entries, verandas, and stair systems must be fully enclosed.

  7. All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior dwelling materials of different colour on the front elevation with each material being no less than 50 square feet in area, or a minimum of three different exterior dwelling materials with each material being no less than 25 square feet in area. See Highly Visible Lots section below for more details. For duplexes and semi-detached dwellings, each unit must meet or exceed the minimum requirements above. The same front elevation shall NOT be repeated on the adjoining dwelling.

 

Highly Visible Lots
Lots 1 to 11, Block 720
Lots 1, 15, 16 & 31, Block 721
Lots 1, 17, 18, & 36, Block 722
Lots 1, 21, 22, 43, Block 723
Lots 1 & 26, Block 724
Lots 1, 20, 21, & 40, Block 725
Lots 1, 18, 19, & 35, Block 726
Lots 1, 16, 17, & 32, Block 727

 

These controls are in addition to the controls noted in the previous sections. The intention of these controls is to avoid the monotony and the perceived cheapness of large expanses of blank walls on side and rear facades that are highly visible from streets and open spaces. The lots that are relevant to these highly visible lot controls are identified in the map above. The following requirements listed are an absolute minimum. Saskatoon Land reserves the right to require further treatment to any facade in order to satisfy the intentions of the Phase 4 Architectural Controls.

In addition to the front facade requirements, any dwelling elevation which flanks a street or open space:

  1. Requires a secondary exterior dwelling material that covers no less than one third (33%) of the elevation defined as the total area of elevation from ground to under the eaves. For the purpose of this calculation, window and door areas shall be subtracted. A third material may also be used provided that the second and third materials, when combined, cover no less than one third (33%) of the subject elevation. Horizontal banding of the base of the dwelling is discouraged as landscaping and fences tend to hide the material. 

  2. Requires a secondary exterior colour that covers no less than one third (33%) of the elevation defined as the total area of elevation from ground to under the eaves. For the purpose of this calculation, window and/or door areas shall be subtracted. A third colour may also be used provided that the second and third colours, when combined, cover no less than one third (33%) of the subject elevation. 

  3. Requires the windows and doors to occupy no less than 5% of the elevation defined as the total area of elevation from ground to under the eaves.

  4. For laned corner lots marked with an orange square on the image above, all dwellings must be constructed with a rear garage at the same time the dwelling is built. The garage elevation which flanks a street will require a second exterior dwelling material that is comparable to the materials used on the dwelling. The second material must cover no less than 20 square feet of the garage side closest to the lane or must band the top of the garage. Corner lots with a second detached garage would also need to comply with the second exterior dwelling material requirement noted above. 

  5. Garage doors facing streets are required to meet the controls listed in the Architecturally Significant Garage Doors section above. Added architectural details such as doors and/or windows are encouraged for garage elevations that flank streets.

Depending on the quality of the submitted plans, especially those that satisfy only the “minimum” requirements of this document, the Design Review Committee may require more architectural details such as the following:

  • Accented wall build-outs or other interruptions in wall planes.

  • Window and door accents.

  • Break-ups in roof massing or roof lines such as dormers or cross gables.

  • Other accents or placement of additional materials and/or colour.

Highly Visible Lot Examples

Aspen Ridge, Saskatoon Saskatoon, Aspen Ridge
The area of the rear elevation (minus window area) totals 270 square feet. Ninty (90) square feet of stone has been provided, which satisfies the secondary material requirement. One hundred-forty (140) square feet of window/door placement has also been provided, which satisfies the window and/or door placement requirement on highly visible lots. The area of side elevation (minus window area) totals 300 square feet. One hundred (100) square feet of stone has been provided, which satisfies the secondary material requirement. Forty (40) square feet of window placement has also been provided, which satisfies the window and/or door requirement on highly visible lots.
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The garage side that flanks the street has two materials 20 square feet or greater and one window The garage side that flanks the street has two materials greater than 20 square feet and is installed closest to the lane.

Phase 5 (Barrett Street, Kalra Street, Feheregyhazi Boulevard, Woolf Place, Bend, and Bay)

Architecturally Significant Garage Doors 

The street appeal of a dwelling contributes to the general appeal of any residential area. Garage doors make up a significant portion of the facade of any attached garage dwelling. Any dwelling with a front or rear attached garage requires garage door styles that complement the dwelling’s exterior. The garage door must include some architectural elements. Examples of garage door types, design elements and corresponding architectural styles are outlined below: 

  • Inset Windows:​

    Double Door: Minimum of three windows

​    Single Door: Minimum of three windows unless

    installing two windows horizontally at the top

  • Decorative pane glass

  • Natural woods

  • Wide trim overlay (e.g. carriage style)

  • Aluminum and Glass 

Hardware and handles can be used on garage doors but are not counted towards the garage door architectural elements.

Full-width windows or trellis above garage doors are permitted and count towards the garage door architectural elements.

Wood tone garage doors (without windows) are permitted if the wood tone garage door compliments a structural architectural element on the dwelling such as columns or exposed beams.

Contemporary or Flush garage doors (without windows) may be approved if the garage door style is consistent with the dwelling style and only if no adjacent dwelling has been previously approved to have a garage door with no architectural elements.

Acceptable Garage Door Examples

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Aspen Ridge, Saskatoon Wood garage door (without windows) are permitted if the wood tone garage door compliments a structural architectural element on the dwelling such as columns or exposed beams.
Aspen Ridge, Saskatoon Contemporary or Flush garage doors with or without grove details and no windows may be approved if the garage door style is consistent with the dwelling style and only if no adjacent dwelling has been previously approved to have a garage door with no architectural elements.

Unacceptable Garage Door Examples

Aspen Ridge, Saskatoon Garage doors with random window spacings are not permitted.

Note: Garage door supplier and model information must be submitted along with your architectural controls application form. Garage doors will be reviewed and approved. Please include photos or brochures to help explain the garage door that will be installed.

Roof Pitch

There is no roof pitch requirement; however, the roof pitch should complement the architectural style of the dwelling and be consistent with the intent of strengthening the streetscape and harmonizing the interface between housing forms.

Approval of roof pitches will be at the discretion of Saskatoon Land. Some examples that outline the acceptable use of roof pitches less than 6-in-12 are identified below.

Saskatoon, Aspen Ridge Aspen Ridge, Saskatoon Aspen Ridge, Saskatoon
The use of a low-pitched gabled roof for a craftsmen style dwelling.​ The use of a flat roof or low-sloped roof in a modern contemporary style dwelling. The use of a low-pitched hip roof with wide overhanging eaves in a prairie style dwelling.

Landscape & Driveway Requirement 

Front yard landscaping and front driveways are mandatory in Phase 5 to improve the curb appeal of newly built dwellings in Aspen Ridge. 

Rebate Program
Saskatoon Land offers a Rebate Program to lot purchasers to help with these projects. The rebates are part of Saskatoon Land’s commitment to building environmentally sustainable neighbourhoods and encouraging environmentally friendly household practices. The rebate will be issued in one combined payment of $5,000 if the work is completed within 18 months of the building permit issuance date and the dwelling/site must comply with all Architectural Controls, Landscape requirement standards, and Driveway requirement standards to the satisfaction of Saskatoon Land.​

Landscape Requirement

For both attached garage and detached garage lots, a maximum rebate of $1,500 is available for the early establishment of front yard landscaping. The rebate is available for builders or individual lot purchasers for the completion of front yard landscaping within 18 months of the building permit issuance date.

LANDSCAPING REBATE MATERIAL SCOPE & MINIMUM STANDARDS

The rebate material scope includes materials and services rendered for the installation of sod, artificial turf*, topsoil, trees, shrubs, plant materials, hardscape elements, irrigation components, and edging.

Note:
  • artificial turf must be pre-approved by Saskatoon Land.
  • ​xeriscape front yards must be pre-approved by Saskatoon Land.

To be eligible for this rebate, the following minimum standards apply:

  1. Topsoil installed to a minimum depth of 100mm;
  2. Sod (seeded lawns are not acceptable) “Sod laying shall be performed during the active growing season for type of sod. Sodding during dry periods, at freezing temperatures or over frozen soil is unacceptable.” Canadian Landscape Standards, 2017; and
  3. A minimum of one (1) tree of a species suitable for Saskatoon’s climate and soil types must be planted in the front yard of the following minimum size:

          a) Deciduous trees must have a minimum 45mm caliper measured 1.8m above ground; and

          b) Coniferous trees must be at a minimum 1.8m in height.

XERISCAPE YARDS

Landscape plans must be submitted prior to installing xeriscape for review by Saskatoon Land staff. Rebates for xeriscaped front yards will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis at the discretion of Saskatoon Land. 

For xeriscape yards, the following minimum standards apply:

  1. A minimum of one (1) tree is required to the same standards as outlined above. If you wish to substitute the tree for additional vegetation you must contact Saskatoon Land for approval;
  2. All xeriscapes must include a mix of hardy shrubs. The minimum shrub requirement is 3 shrubs with 2m spread at full growth; however, it is strongly encouraged to go beyond the minimum standard; and
  3. Acceptable ground covers include mulch, rock, native grasses and wildflowers, and perennials. Rock ground cover is only permitted to cover 30% of the landscape. The remaining 70% must be covered by mulch or vegetation that is not sod such as perennial plant ground cover and/or native grasses and wildflowers.
COMMUNITY TREE PLANTING PROGRAM

Lot purchasers can request their preference of available tree species for the City-owned portion of their front and/or side yard. The yard must be up-to-grade before a tree request can be processed and the tree planting site must meet minimum spacing requirements and be cleared of all above and below ground utilities to be approved as a plant site. The homeowner is responsible for watering the new tree unless otherwise noted. Refer to the City of Saskatoon website at saskatoon.ca (services for residents/yard and garden/trees) for more information.

REBATE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Applicant Eligibility
Landscaping rebate eligibility is open to builders or individuals who purchased the lot directly from Saskatoon Land. If the landscape is complete prior to the final payment of the lot, the option exists to have the incentive amount deducted from the final payment amount, evidenced by receipts, photo evidence from the home builder, and inspections by Saskatoon Land staff.​ Otherwise, rebates are paid out once the lot has been paid in full; and the property and dwelling meets all Architectural Controls, Driveway requirement standards, and Landscape requirement standards to the satisfaction of Saskatoon Land.​

City Boulevards (Combined Walk & Curb)
To obtain the landscaping rebate for areas with combined walk and curb, the builders/homeowners are required to landscape up to the inside sidewalk edge.

City Boulevards (Separate Walk & Curb)
To obtain the landscaping rebate for areas with separate walk and curb, proponents are required to landscape the space between the outer sidewalk edge and the curb-face, adjacent to the road top (boulevard). The landscaping of this area must complement the front yard landscaping in order to receive the landscape rebate.

Front Yard Defined
With the exception of corner lots, the landscaping rebate is eligible to front yard landscaping work only. The front yard is defined as the area between the front building wall and inside sidewalk edge.

Licensed Landscaping Contractor
To qualify for the landscape rebate, all landscape services and installation must be performed by companies holding a valid City of Saskatoon Business License, Contractor License, or Non-Resident Contractor License.

Corner Lots
On corner lots, the landscaping rebate also applies to the entire length of the side-yard which abuts the flanking street.

Maximum Amounts
In no case shall the rebate exceed the invoiced cost of the front yard landscaping work.

Driveway Requirement

For attached garage lots, a maximum rebate of $3,500 is available for the early completion of a hard surfaced front driveway. The rebate is available for builders or individual lot purchasers for the completion of a front driveway within 18 months of the building permit issuance date. 

ACCEPTABLE DRIVEWAY TYPES
  • Rebate eligibility is generally limited to the following concrete driveway types: broom-finished, stamped and coloured, exposed aggregate and pavers.
  • Rebate eligibility for driveway types not listed above will be at the discretion of Saskatoon Land.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Applicant Eligibility
Front driveway rebate eligibility is open to builders or individuals who purchased the lot directly from Saskatoon Land. If the driveway is complete prior to the final payment of the lot, the option exists to have the incentive amount deducted from the final payment amount, evidenced by receipts, photo evidence from the home builder, and inspections by Saskatoon Land staff.​ Otherwise, rebates are paid out once the lot has been paid in full; and the property and dwelling meets all Architectural Controls, Landscape requirement standards and Driveway requirement standards to the satisfaction of Saskatoon Land.​

Licensed Contractor
To qualify for the front driveway rebate, all front driveway services and installation must be performed by companies holding a valid City of Saskatoon Business License, Contractor License, or Non-Resident Contractor License.

Rebate Scope
The front driveway rebate is eligible for the cost of the front driveway only. This rebate will not cover the cost for any portion of a retaining wall or walkway entrance.

Front Driveway Defined
The front driveway is defined as the area between the front attached garage and the inside edge of the sidewalk.

Lot Type Applicability
The front driveway rebate shall only apply to lots that require an attached garage. No rebate will be granted for the cost of constructing a garage pad for a detached garage.

Corner Lots
Where an attached garage faces the side street and vertical curbing exists, the Transportation and Utilities Department (306-975-2460) must be contacted to determine the appropriate crossing allowances.

Application and Inspection 
No rebate shall be granted until approval of the attached application and inspection of the work is completed.

 

 

LOT SPECIFIC ARCHITECTURAL CONTROLS

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Aspen Ridge, Saskatoon

Phase 5 of Aspen Ridge features one lot type: Standard Lot - Attached Garage. The architectural controls are noted below:

Standard Lot - Attached Garage

Standard Lot Attached Garage

Highly Visible Lots

(see Highly Visible Lot requirements below)

Lots 1 to 29, Block 728
Lots 1 to 38, Block 729
Lots 1 to 28, Block 730
Lots 1 to 13, Block 731
Lots 1 to 17, Block 732
Lots 1, 14, 15, 24, 25, 29, Block 728
Lots 1, 17, 18, 38, Block 729
Lots 1, 5, 28, Block 730
Lots 1 to 7 and 9 to 13, Block 731
Lots 1 to 17, Block 732

1. No dwelling shall be constructed on any of the lots which have an above-grade floor area (excluding attached decks, patios and garages) less than:

   a. 1,000 square feet in the case of a bungalow, bi-level or split-level dwelling; or

    b. 1,200 square feet in the case of a two-storey dwelling.

2. All dwellings must be constructed with a minimum single-wide attached garage. The garage must be constructed at the same time as the dwelling is built. Minimum inside dimensions shall be 3.5 metres wide and 6.0 metres long.

3. There is no roof pitch requirement; however, the roof pitch should complement the architectural style of the dwelling and be consistent with the intent of strengthening the streetscape and harmonizing the interface between housing forms.

4. All attached or side-facing detached garages on standard lots require architecturally significant garage doors consistent with the architectural style of the dwelling. 

5. The undersides of raised entries, verandas, and stair systems must be fully enclosed.

6. All dwellings require a minimum of two different exterior dwelling materials with visually different textures on the front elevation with each material being no less than 50 square feet in area.  A third material may also be used provided that a different colour is added not in the adjacent tone/shade to the primary and secondary materials used.  The second and third materials, when combined, must cover no less than 50 square feet of the front elevation. See Highly Visible Lots section below to determine if additional side or rear elevation materials are required.

7. For lots 1 to 38, Block 729 , the dwelling with front attached garage must be setback 6m from the front property line.

8. A corner lot with a detached rear garage must comply with conditions 3 and 4 in the Highly Visible Lots section below.

 

Highly Visible Lots

 

 

PLAN APPROVAL PROCESS

Saskatoon Land’s approval of dwelling plans is required prior to the submission of a building permit application. Builders are encouraged to meet with Saskatoon Land during the design stage to avoid potential delays.

The following information must be submitted to Saskatoon Land prior to the submission of a Building Permit Application:

  • Completed Application Form with garage door image or brochure for attached garages and highly visible garages.

  • One digital copy of the working drawings, including site plan, floor plan, and dwelling elevations. All exterior dwelling materials and square footage must be identified on the elevation plans. Drawings should be unlocked and in PDF format.

**Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will NOT be accepting any hard copies of application forms or working drawings. All documents must be submitted digitally.

To avoid delays, application forms and dwelling plans should be submitted to Saskatoon Land well in advance of applying for a Building Permit. Incomplete submissions will be held until the complete application is submitted. Plans will be reviewed for adherence to the architectural controls, and Saskatoon Land may contact the applicant to discuss any required revisions. Plans which do not meet all the architectural controls will be reviewed by Saskatoon Land’s Design Review Committee. The Design Review Committee’s decision is final and any revisions will be required to be made before approval.

Upon approval of the drawing set, Saskatoon Land will issue an approval letter to the applicant. Following this, builders may apply for their respective Building Permit. At the building permit stage, Saskatoon Land may review the Building Permit drawings again to ensure they are substantially consistent with the plans submitted during the review process.

Periodically, Saskatoon Land will inspect the project to ensure it is in substantial accordance with the approved plans. Builders/homeowners will be responsible for correcting any deficiencies to dwelling elevations that deviate from the approved plans.

All dwellings must pass architectural inspection in order to be eligible for driveway and landscape incentive rebates.

Architectural Control Application Form Please fill out the application form and send via email to: landarchcontrols@saskatoon.ca