Aspen Ridge Lot Information Package

Saskatoon Land

The Lot Information Package is a technical document that details important information for each lot in each phase of development. Everything from terms of sale, to lot grades, to servicing guidelines can be found in the Lot Information Package. Prior to beginning construction on a lot, the builder needs to review and become familiar with the Lot Information Package. Once construction of the dwelling is complete, the builder should also share this information with the homeowner.

 

Phase specific information

It is the responsibility of the builder and/or lot purchaser to comply with any and all requirements outlined in each phase of the Lot Information Package. Details for each phase are outlined below, each accordion contains phase specific information. To print a specific phase from our website, ensure the accordion is open before printing to see all information regarding that specific phase.

 

Aspen Ridge Phase 1

LOT INFORMATION PACKAGE Amendments

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Further detailed information can be found in the Phase 1 PDF attachments. Click the button below.

Phase 1 PDF Attachments

Terms of Sale

Saskatoon Land sells residential lots to:

  • Individuals who have not purchased a lot from Saskatoon Land within the last three years and who are purchasing a lot for the construction of their own personal residence; and
  • Home builder's who are currently on the Eligible Contractor list.

Down Payment
At the time of lot selection, an Agreement for Sale will be entered into with a minimum down payment required of 13 percent of the total price of the lot plus GST on the price of the lot (less the $3,000 deposit during the lot draw process).

Interest
The interest rate will be set as the prime rate of interest on the date of the Agreement of Sale. Interest will be charged on the unpaid balance starting on the later of possession date, or completion of shallow buried utility servicing. If an extension to the eight month term is required and granted, the interest rate would be five percent above the rate established in the Agreement for Sale.

Possession of Land
All 134 lots will be sold with immediate possession.

Paying the Balance
The full balance (principal plus interest) is due within eight months time from the latter of the Agreement for Sale date or the possession date. The balance may be paid early with interest charged to and including the payout date.

Building Time Requirement
All lots purchased have a three-year time requirement to complete construction. Construction may begin once possession of the lot is granted, utility servicing is complete and the roadways are at gravel base. The build requirement will commence from the date of possession. Construction includes final building inspection and completion of all deficiencies within the three-year time frame; if it is not met, no forgiveness of the mortgage will be granted. Contractors not meeting this requirement may be removed from the Eligible Contractors list.

Residency Requirements for Individuals Who Purchase a Lot
Lots purchased have a four-year residency requirement. The four-year period begins the same day Title is transferred into the purchaser(s) name. The original purchaser(s) name must remain on Title to maintain the four-year requirement.

Forgivable Mortgage
A Forgivable Mortgage for $50,000, related to the build time and residency requirements held by the City of Saskatoon, will be registered against each lot sold to an Individual. Should the dwelling be completed within the required three years for the date of possession, the mortgage will be forgiven on a monthly basis over the final three years of the four-year residency period starting from the day Title is transferred into the individual purchaser(s) name.

Eligible Contractors
Lots are not to be resold. Builders are purchasing City lots to construct homes for potential homebuyers. If a lot is no longer required, please review the Cancellation Policy.

Taxes
Property taxes become the responsibility of the purchaser(s) effective the first of the month following the latter of the date of the Agreement for Sale or possession date on lots waiting for service completion. For an estimate of the taxes on the land only, please call the Assessment Division at 306-975-3227.

Transfer of Title
The Transfer of Title will be issued in one of the following ways:

  • under the appropriate trust conditions, the Transfer will be forwarded to the purchaser’s solicitor; or
  • upon receipt of payment in full, the Transfer will be forwarded to the purchaser’s solicitor.

Default or Voluntary Cancellation
An Agreement for Sale is defaulted when any of the terms are not met within the time of the agreement. In the event of cancellation or default, a $500 processing fee is charged plus a restocking fee for the time the purchaser has held the lot. The restocking fee is one percent of the purchase price of the lot plus GST, multiplied by the number of months (no charge for first 30 days) which have elapsed between the date of the Agreement of Sale and the date of the Quit Claim. The restocking fee is deducted from monies paid (i.e. down payment) and any remaining portion is refunded. Voluntary cancellation cannot occur once construction has begun or Title has been transferred into the purchaser(s) name.

Rebate Program

Saskatoon Land offers a Rebate Program to encourage Builders and lot purchasers to improve the curb appeal of newly built homes in Aspen Ridge for lots purchased in 2016 or later in phases 1 to 4. The cash back and/or green rebates are part of Saskatoon Land’s commitment to building environmentally sustainable neighbourhoods and encouraging environmentally friendly household practices. 

Pre-2020 Building Permits
All incentives with building permits opened in 2019 or earlier qualify for a rebate of $6,000 for driveway rebates completed within one year of building permit issuance date, and $3,000 for driveway rebates completed within two years of building permit issuance; and maximum rebate of $2,000 for landscape rebates completed within one year of building permit issuance date, and $1,000 for landscape rebates completed within two years of building permit issuance.

Post-2020 Building Permits
All incentives with building permits opened in 2020 or later qualify for a rebate of $6,000 for driveway rebates and $2000 for landscape rebates completed within 18 months of building permit issuance. No reduced rebate amount will be offered past 18 months.

If the driveway and front yard landscaping are complete prior to the final payment of the lot, the option exists to have the relevant incentive amount deducted from the final payment amount, evidenced by receipts, photo evidence from the home builder, and inspections by Saskatoon Land staff.  ​

Rebates will only be issued once architectural inspection and approval is granted. 

Please visit the Rebate Program for more details.

Architectural Controls

Once a lot is purchased, please review the Aspen Ridge Phase 1 Architectural Controls and the Architectural Review Form. Building Plans must be submitted and approved by Saskatoon Land prior to applying for a Building Permit. Upon approval, Saskatoon Land will provide a letter of approval, sign the Aspen Ridge Architectural Review Form, and stamp the Building Plans. All these documents need to be submitted to the Building Standards Division as part of the Building Permit package. Complete information and approval by Saskatoon Land before applying for a Building Permit will ensure no delays in the Building Permit Process.

Please be advised that if the dwelling is constructed in violation of the Architectural Controls as approved and initialed in the Sales Agreement, the City may take legal action to require compliance. Issuance of a Building Permit will not absolve the Purchaser from meeting this requirement. Such action could result in the demolition or partial demolition of the building at the expense of the Purchaser.

Zoning

A zoning map for Aspen Ridge has been included in the Phase 1 PDF Attachments. If you require more information on zoning, please visit saskatoon.ca/zoning and search zoning bylaw, or contact the Planning and Development Division at 306-975-2645. The lots within this phase of Aspen Ridge Phase are zoned R1A and R1B Districts. Please consult the City’s Zoning Bylaw for the development standards of these two districts. Please see the zoning map (attachment 8 in the Phase 1 PDF Attachments) for more information. 

Attached Garage Placement

For lots that require the construction of an attached garage, a garage side is assigned. The garage must be constructed against the required side of the lot as assigned. The intent of this control is to pair garages together against a common property line in order to provide a better streetscape appearance. The garage side placements are shown in the attached Lot Information Map and will be included in the Agreement for Sale.

Corner Garage Placement

All corner lots that require an attached garage have the following in the Sales Agreement: The garage must be located on the side of the property that is furthest from the intersection. See the figure below.

Saskatoon Land, Aspen Ridge, garage

Nearby Multi-family Sites

Dwelling Group Townhousing Sites:

  • Low Density: Parcel A, on Feheregyhazi Boulevard
  • Low/Medium Density: Parcel C, on Feheregyhazi Boulevard or Fast Crescent

Street Townhousing Sites:

  • Low/Medium Density: Parcel B, on Feheregyhazi Boulevard

These sites will be subject to the Architectural Controls contained in the Architectural Controls for Multiple-Unit Dwelling Districts.

Residential Care Homes Type II, Pre-schools & Discretionary Child Care Centres

Sites within the Aspen Ridge neighbourhood have been pre-designated for development as Residential Care Homes – Type II, Pre-Schools, and Child Care Centres. A Residential Care Home –Type II is a care home in which the number of residents under care is more than five, and no more than fifteen. A Discretionary Child Care Centre is a child care facility having more than eight resident and non-resident children. The locations of sites for these uses have been spread throughout the neighbourhood and among various phases of development. In general, these locations are adjacent to collector streets on corner lots in order to provide access to transit service, and to mitigate any potential parking conflicts. Pre-designated lots will be offered for sale separately by tender as potential Residential Care Homes – Type II, Pre-Schools, and Child Care Centres. If not purchased for these uses, the subject lots will be returned to inventory and sold as typical single-unit lots.

Residential Care Home lots in Phase 1 are located at 303 and 307 Fast Court. 

Fencing

Decorative Aluminum Fence

A decorative aluminum fence will be placed in the rear yard of:

  • Lots 16 to 38, Block 701, Plan No. 102201769
  • Lots 1 to 14, Block 706, Plan No. 102201769

Please be advised that the decorative aluminum fencing backing Lots 16-38, Block 701 will not have gates installed with access to the greenway.

A decorative aluminum fence will be placed on the rear yard and side yard of:

  • Lots 23, 24 and 38, Block 701, Plan No. 102201769
  • Lots 1 & 14, Block 706, Plan No. 102201769

These lots are adjacent to a park or greenway. The centre line of this fence is located approximately 250mm (10”) inside the purchaser’s property line.  The inside edge of the structural pilings for this fence is located approximately 400mm (16”) inside the purchasers property line. The purchaser will be responsible for all future maintenance of the fence. The location of the fence should be taken into consideration when siting your house on the lot and, specifically with a side yard fence, while planning your basement excavation. Pay special attention that your basement excavation and other construction activities do not disturb the structural pilings or other components of the fence. The figure below illustrates the fence details and style. 

Saskatoon Land, Aspen Ridge, Fence
click on image to enlarge

Chain Link Fencing

A black chain link fence (6 feet high) will be constructed adjacent to Municipal Buffer along Fedoruk Drive directly behind the following lots:

  • Lots 8-15, Block 701, Plan No. 102201769

Homeowners will be allowed to connect their side yard fences to the chain link fence. Pedestrians and vehicle access to the buffer from lots is not permitted. This fence will be located within the purchasers’ property line.

Aspen Ridge Natural Features

Northeast Swale

The Northeast Swale is an ancient river channel formed by glacial activity that took place thousands of years ago. The Swale provides the rare opportunity of building a neighbourhood that borders on a natural greenspace that will be preserved for generations to come. This allows you to plan the construction of your new home around some of the best views in the City. In order to ensure this amenity is preserved for you and your neighbours, it is important to be mindful of the Swale through the construction and occupancy of your new home. To help with this, the Meewasin Valley Authority has provided a primer on the Swale (Attachment 13 in the Phase 1 PDF Attachments) for a background on the Swale and some things to consider when constructing your home.

The Greenway

The Greenway is a transitional zone between the development bordering the Northeast Swale and the private property, meant to help ensure neighbouring development is compatible with the desire to preserve the Swale. It provides a buffer between the neighbourhood and the Swale, while also providing space to accommodate drainage, and room for a trail linking future neighbourhoods and providing access the Meewasin Valley Authority’s planned trails and interpretive areas within the Swale.

Aspen Ridge, Greenway, Saskatoon

Other Information

Lots are sold “As Is”. These terms are contained in the Agreement of Sale. The terms may change without notice. Any questions should be asked to ensure you understand the terms of your purchase.

Aspen Ridge Phase 2

LOT INFORMATION PACKAGE Amendments

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Further detailed information can be found in the Phase 2 PDF attachments. Click the button below.

Phase 2 PDF Attachments

Terms of Sale

Eligible Contractors

Down Payment
At the time of lot selection, an Agreement for Sale will be entered into with a minimum down payment required of 13 percent of the total price (GST to be self-assessed). Eligible Contractors will be given 5 business days after lot selection to pay the deposit and have the Agreement for Sale signed. Failure to meet this requirement will result in a loss of the sale, and the lot will be returned to Saskatoon Land’s inventory

Resale of Lot
Lots are not to be resold. Builders are purchasing City lots to construct homes for potential homebuyers. If a lot is no longer required, please review the Cancellation Policy.

Individuals

Down Payment
At the time of lot selection, an Agreement for Sale will be entered into with a minimum down payment required of 13 percent of the total price of the lot plus GST on the price of the lot (less the $3,000 deposit during lot draw process).

Residency Requirement
Lots purchased have a four-year residency requirement. The four-year period begins the same day Title is transferred into the purchaser(s) name. The original purchaser(s) name must remain on Title to maintain the four-year requirement.

Forgivable Mortgage
A Forgivable Mortgage for $50,000, related to the build time and residency requirements held by the City of Saskatoon, will be registered against each lot sold to an Individual. Should the dwelling be completed within the required three years from the date of possession, the mortgage will be forgiven on a monthly basis over the final three years of the four-year residency period starting from the day Title is transferred into the individual purchaser(s) name.

General Terms of Sale

Interest
Saskatoon Land is offering competitive financing options on 2017 inventory. The temporary adjustment to the lot payment terms includes:

  • 0% interest for the first 8 months of the lot being under an Agreement for Sale;
  • after 8 months, no additional deposit required, but the interest rate increases to 5%; and
  • after 12 months, a further payment of 5% of the purchase price is required to extend for an additional 4 months. Full payment of the lot is due in 16 months.

Possession of Land
All 122 lots will be sold with immediate possession.

Build Time Requirement
All lots purchased have a three-year time requirement to complete construction. Construction may begin once possession of the lot is granted, utility servicing is complete and the roadways are at gravel base. The build requirement will commence from the date of possession. Construction includes final building inspection and completion of all deficiencies within the three-year time frame; if it is not met, no forgiveness of the mortgage will be granted. Contractors not meeting this requirement may be removed from the Eligible Contractors list. 

Taxes
Property taxes become the responsibility of the purchaser(s) effective the first of the month following the latter of the date of the Agreement for Sale or possession date on lots waiting for service completion. For an estimate of the taxes on the land only, please call the Assessment Division at 306-975-3227.

Transfer of Title
The Transfer of Title will be issued in one of the following ways:

  • under the appropriate trust conditions, the Transfer will be forwarded to the purchaser’s solicitor; or
  • upon receipt of payment in full, the Transfer will be forwarded to the purchaser’s solicitor.

Default or Voluntary Cancellation
An Agreement for Sale is defaulted when any of the terms are not met within the time of the agreement. In the event of cancellation or default, a $500 processing fee is charged plus a restocking fee for the time the purchaser has held the lot. The restocking fee is one percent of the purchase price of the lot plus GST, multiplied by the number of months (no charge for first 30 days) which have elapsed between the date of the Agreement of Sale and the date of the Quit Claim. The restocking fee is deducted from monies paid (i.e. down payment) and any remaining portion is refunded. Voluntary cancellation cannot occur once construction has begun or Title has been transferred into the purchaser(s) name. 

Rebate Program

Saskatoon Land offers a Rebate Program to encourage Builders and lot purchasers to improve the curb appeal of newly built homes in Aspen Ridge for lots purchased in 2016 or later in phases 1 to 4. The cash back and/or green rebates are part of Saskatoon Land’s commitment to building environmentally sustainable neighbourhoods and encouraging environmentally friendly household practices. 

Pre-2020 Building Permits
All incentives with building permits opened in 2019 or earlier qualify for a rebate of $6,000 for driveway rebates completed within one year of building permit issuance date, and $3,000 for driveway rebates completed within two years of building permit issuance; and maximum rebate of $2,000 for landscape rebates completed within one year of building permit issuance date, and $1,000 for landscape rebates completed within two years of building permit issuance.

Post-2020 Building Permits
All incentives with building permits opened in 2020 or later qualify for a rebate of $6,000 for driveway rebates and $2000 for landscape rebates completed within 18 months of building permit issuance. No reduced rebate amount will be offered past 18 months.

If the driveway and front yard landscaping are complete prior to the final payment of the lot, the option exists to have the relevant incentive amount deducted from the final payment amount, evidenced by receipts, photo evidence from the home builder, and inspections by Saskatoon Land staff.  ​

Rebates will only be issued once architectural inspection and approval is granted. 

Please visit the Rebate Program for more details.

Architectural Controls

Once a lot is purchased, please review the Aspen Ridge Phase 2 Architectural Controls and the Architectural Review Form. Building Plans must be submitted and approved by Saskatoon Land prior to applying for a Building Permit. When Building Plans and the Aspen Ridge Architectural Review Form are delivered to the Building Standards Division, Saskatoon Land will ensure it conforms to the Aspen Ridge Phase 2 Architectural Controls and the Building Plans provided to Saskatoon Land as part of the initial consultation. Providing Saskatoon Land with a completed Architectural Review Form and Building Plans in advance will avoid delays in obtaining a Building Permit due to Architectural Controls.

Please be advised that if the building is constructed in violation of the Architectural Controls as approved and initialed in the Agreement for Sale, the City may take legal action to require compliance. Issuance of a Building Permit will not absolve the Purchaser from meeting this requirement. Such action could result in the demolition or partial demolition of the building at the expense of the Purchaser. 

Zoning

If you require more information on zoning, please visit saskatoon.ca/zoning and search zoning bylaw, or contact the Planning and Development Division at 306-975-2645. The lots within this phase of Aspen Ridge are zoned R1A and R1B Districts. Please consult the City’s Zoning Bylaw for the development standards of these two districts.

Attached Garage Placement

For lots that require the construction of an attached garage, a garage side is assigned. The garage must be constructed against the required side of the lot as assigned. The intent of this control is to pair garages together against a common property line in order to provide a better streetscape appearance. The garage side placements are shown on Lot Information Map (see Attachment 11 in the Phase 2 PDF Attachments) and will be included in the Agreement for Sale.

Corner Garage Placement

All corner lots that require an attached garage have the following in the Agreement for Sale: The garage must be located on the side of the property that is furthest from the intersection. See the figure below.

Saskatoon Land, Aspen Ridge, garage

Nearby Multi-Unit Sites

Dwelling Group Townhousing Sites:

  • Low Density: Parcel F, on Bolstad Manor
  • Low/Medium Density: Parcel E, on Bolstad Manor

Street Townhousing Sites:

  • Low/Medium Density: Parcel D, on Bolstad Link

These sites will be subject to the Architectural Controls contained in the Architectural Controls for Multiple-Unit Dwelling Districts.

Residential Care Homes – Type II, Pre-Schools & Discretionary Child Care Centres

Sites within the Aspen Ridge neighbourhood have been pre-designated for development as Residential Care Homes – Type II, Pre-Schools, and Child Care Centres. A Residential Care Home –Type II is a care home in which the number of residents under care is more than five, and no more than fifteen. A Discretionary Child Care Centre is a child care facility having more than eight resident and non-resident children. The locations of sites for these uses have been spread throughout the neighbourhood and among various phases of development. In general, these locations are adjacent to collector streets on corner lots in order to provide access to transit service, and to mitigate any potential parking conflicts. Pre-designated lots will be offered for sale separately by tender as potential Residential Care Homes – Type II, Pre-Schools, and Child Care Centres. If not purchased for these uses, the subject lots will be returned to inventory and sold as typical single-unit lots.

Residential Care Home lots in Phase 2 are located at 754 and 758 Bolstad Turn.

Fencing

Decorative Aluminum Fence

A decorative aluminum fence without gate will be placed in the rear yard of:

  • Lots 1 to 13, Block 708, Plan No. 102207912

Please be advised that these lots with decorative aluminum fencing backing the greenway will not have gates installed. Private gates are discouraged. Public access to the Greenway should be by park access only.

A decorative aluminum fence without gate will be placed on the side yard of:

  • Lots 10, 11 & 22, Block 707, Plan No. 102207912
  • Lots 1 & 13, Block 708, Plan No. 102207912
  • Lots 1 & 22, Block 709, Plan No. 102207912
  • Lots 15 & 16, Block 710, Plan No. 102207912
  • Lot 1, Block 713, Plan No. 102207912

A decorative aluminum fence with private gate will be placed in the rear yard of:

  • Lots 1 to 22, Block 707, Plan No. 102207912

Lots that have decorative aluminum fencing are adjacent to a park, drainage parcel, or greenway. The centre line of this fence is located approximately 250mm (10 inches) inside the homeowner’s property line. The inside edge of the structural pilings for this fence is located approximately 400mm (16 inches) inside the homeowner’s property line. The purchaser will be responsible for all future maintenance of the fence. The location of the fence should be taken into consideration when positioning the building on the lot and specifically during basement excavation. Special attention should be considered to not disturb the structural pilings or other components of the fence during construction. The figure below illustrates the fence details and style. 

Saskatoon Land, Aspen Ridge, Fence
click on image to enlarge

Aspen Ridge Natural Features

Northeast Swale

The Northeast Swale is an ancient river channel formed by glacial activity that took place thousands of years ago. The Swale provides the rare opportunity of building a neighbourhood that borders on a natural, greenspace that will be protected for generations to come. This allows you to plan the construction of your new home around some of the best natural views in the City. In order to ensure this amenity is conserved for you and your neighbours, it is important to be mindful of the swale through the construction and occupancy of your new home. To help with this, the Meewasin Valley Authority has provided an educational summary on the Swale (see Attachment 10 in the Phase 2 PDF Attachments) for more information on the Swale and some things to consider when constructing your home.

The Greenway

The Greenway is a transitional zone between the back of lots in Aspen Ridge and the development bordering the Northeast Swale, meant to help ensure neighbouring development is compatible with the desire to conserve the Swale. It provides a buffer between the neighbourhood and the Swale, while also providing space to accommodate overland drainage, and a recreational trail. The trail in the Greenway will link future neighbourhoods and provide access to the Meewasin Valley Authority’s planned trails and interpretive areas within the Swale.

Aspen Ridge, Greenway, Saskatoon

Other Information

Lots are sold “As Is”. These terms are contained in the Agreement of Sale. The terms may change without notice. Any questions should be asked to ensure you understand the terms of your purchase.

Aspen Ridge Phase 3

LOT INFORMATION PACKAGE Amendments

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Further detailed information can be found in the Phase 3 PDF attachments. Click the button below.

Phase 3 PDF Attachments

Terms of Sale

Eligible Contractors

Down Payment
At the time of lot selection, an Agreement for Sale will be entered into with a minimum down payment required of 13 percent of the total price (GST to be selfassessed). Eligible Contractors will be given 5 business days after lot selection to pay the deposit and have the Agreement for Sale signed if lot draw appointment cannot be attended. However, if the lot draw appointment is attended, the deposit shall be paid and Agreement for Sale signed at that time. Failure to meet this requirement will result in a loss of the sale, the lot will be returned to Saskatoon Land’s inventory and a $500 admin fee will be charged. 

Resale of Lot
Lots are not to be resold. Builders are purchasing City lots to construct homes for potential homebuyers. If a lot is no longer required, please review the Cancellation Policy. Assignments may be permitted with approval by Saskatoon Land.

Individuals

Down Payment
At the time of lot selection, an Agreement for Sale will be entered into with a minimum down payment required of 13 percent of the total price of the lot plus GST on the price of the lot (less the $3,000 deposit during lot draw process). 

Residency Requirement
Lots purchased have a four-year residency requirement. The four-year period begins the same day Title is transferred into the purchaser(s) name. The original purchaser(s) name must remain on Title to maintain the four-year requirement. 

Forgivable Mortgage
A Forgivable Mortgage for $50,000, related to the build time and residency requirements held by the City of Saskatoon, will be registered against each lot sold to an Individual. Should the dwelling be completed within the required three years from the date of possession, the mortgage will be forgiven on a monthly basis over the final three years of the four-year residency period starting from the day Title is transferred into the individual purchaser(s) name. 

General Terms of Sale

Interest
Saskatoon Land is offering competitive payment terms for this phase. Specific terms applicable to these lots include:

  • A minimum down payment of 13% of the purchase price together with all applicable taxes is required at the time of possession.
  • Full payment of the lot is due within 12 months of the parcel being under an agreement for sale with interest at 0% per annum.
  • After 12 months, upon request, an extension may be granted with a payment of 5% of the purchase price to extend an additional 4 months at an interest rate of 5% per annum.
  • No further extensions will be granted after 16 months.

Possession of Land
All 115 lots will be sold with immediate possession.

Build-Time Requirement
All lots purchased have a three-year time requirement to complete construction. Construction may begin once possession of the lot is granted, utility servicing is complete and the roadways are at gravel base. The build requirement will commence from the date of possession. Construction includes a build substantially complete and ready for occupancy within the three-year time frame; if it is not met, no forgiveness of the mortgage will be granted. Contractors not meeting this requirement will be suspended from the Eligible Contractors list. 

Taxes
Property taxes become the responsibility of the purchaser(s) effective the first of the month following the latter of the date of the Agreement for Sale or possession date on lots waiting for service completion. For an estimate of the taxes on the land only, please call the Assessment Division at 306-975-3227.

Transfer of Title
The Transfer of Title will be issued in one of the following ways:

  • under the appropriate trust conditions, the Transfer will be forwarded to the purchaser’s solicitor; or
  • upon receipt of payment in full, the Transfer will be forwarded to the purchaser’s solicitor.

Default or Voluntary Cancellation
An Agreement for Sale is defaulted when any of the terms are not met within the time of the agreement. In the event of cancellation or default, a $500 processing fee is charged plus a restocking fee for the time the purchaser has held the lot. The restocking fee is one percent of the purchase price of the lot plus GST, multiplied by the number of months (no charge for first 30 days) which have elapsed between the date of the Agreement of Sale and the date of the Quit Claim. The restocking fee is deducted from monies paid (i.e. down payment) and any remaining portion is refunded. Voluntary cancellation cannot occur once construction has begun or Title has been transferred into the purchaser(s) name. 

Rebate Program

Saskatoon Land offers a Rebate Program to encourage Builders and lot purchasers to improve the curb appeal of newly built homes in Aspen Ridge for lots purchased in 2016 or later in phases 1 to 4. The cash back and/or green rebates are part of Saskatoon Land’s commitment to building environmentally sustainable neighbourhoods and encouraging environmentally friendly household practices. 

Pre-2020 Building Permits
All incentives with building permits opened in 2019 or earlier qualify for a rebate of $6,000 for driveway rebates completed within one year of building permit issuance date, and $3,000 for driveway rebates completed within two years of building permit issuance; and maximum rebate of $2,000 for landscape rebates completed within one year of building permit issuance date, and $1,000 for landscape rebates completed within two years of building permit issuance.

Post-2020 Building Permits
All incentives with building permits opened in 2020 or later qualify for a rebate of $6,000 for driveway rebates and $2000 for landscape rebates completed within 18 months of building permit issuance. No reduced rebate amount will be offered past 18 months.

If the driveway and front yard landscaping are complete prior to the final payment of the lot, the option exists to have the relevant incentive amount deducted from the final payment amount, evidenced by receipts, photo evidence from the home builder, and inspections by Saskatoon Land staff.  ​

Rebates will only be issued once architectural inspection and approval is granted. 

Please visit the Rebate Program for more details.

Architectural Controls

Once a lot is purchased, please review the Aspen Ridge Phase 3 Architectural Controls and the Architectural Review Form. Building Plans must be submitted and approved by Saskatoon Land prior to applying for a Building Permit. Upon approval, Saskatoon Land will provide a letter of approval, sign the Aspen Ridge Architectural Review Form, and stamp the Building Plans. All these documents need to be submitted to the Building Standards Division as part of the Building Permit package. Complete information and approval by Saskatoon Land before applying for a Building Permit will ensure no delays in the Building Permit Process.

Please be advised that if the dwelling is constructed in violation of the Architectural Controls as approved and initialed in the Agreement for Sale, the City may take legal action to require compliance. Issuance of a Building Permit will not absolve the Purchaser from meeting this requirement. Such action could result in the demolition or partial demolition of the building at the expense of the Purchaser. 

Zoning

If you require more information on zoning, please visit saskatoon.ca/zoning and search zoning bylaw, or contact the Planning and Development Division at 306-975-2645. The lots within this phase of Aspen Ridge are zoned R1A and R1B Districts. Please consult the City’s Zoning Bylaw for the development standards of these two districts. 

Attached Garage Placement

For lots that require the construction of an attached garage, a garage side is assigned. The garage must be constructed against the required side of the lot as assigned. The intent of this control is to pair garages together against a common property line in order to provide a better streetscape appearance. The garage side placements are shown on Lot Information Map (see attachment 1 in the Phase 3 PDF Attachments) and will be included in the Agreement for Sale.

Corner Garage Placement

All corner lots that require an attached garage have the following in the Agreement for Sale: The garage must be located on the side of the property that is furthest from the intersection. See the figure below.

Aspen Ridge, Phase 3

Nearby Multi-Unit Sites

Low Density:

  • Parcel F, on Bolstad Manor

Medium Density:

  • Parcel E, on Bolstad Manor
  • Parcel G, on McOrmond Drive
  • Parcel H, on McOrmond Drive
  • Parcel I, on McOrmond Drive.

These sites will be subject to the Architectural Controls contained in the Architectural Controls for Multiple-Unit Dwelling.

Residential Care Homes – Type II, Pre-Schools & Discretionary Child Care Centres

Sites within the Aspen Ridge neighbourhood have been pre-designated for development as Residential Care Homes – Type II, Pre-Schools, and Child Care Centres. A Residential Care Home –Type II is a care home in which the number of residents under care is more than five, and no more than fifteen. A Discretionary Child Care Centre is a child care facility having more than eight resident and nonresident children. The locations of sites for these uses have been spread throughout the neighbourhood and among various phases of development. In general, these locations are adjacent to collector streets on corner lots in order to provide access to transit service, and to mitigate any potential parking conflicts.

Residential Care Home lots near Phase 3 are located at 754 and 758 Bolstad Turn. 

Fencing

Decorative Aluminum Fence

A decorative aluminum fence will be placed in the rear yard of:

  • Lots 1 to 30, Block 714, Plan No. 102207912

Please be advised that these lots with decorative aluminum fencing backing the Greenway will not have gates installed. Private gates are discouraged. Public access to the Greenway should be by park access only.

A decorative aluminum fence without gate will be placed on the side yard of:

  • Lot 11, Block 713, Plan No. 102207912

A masonry fence will be placed in the side yard of:

  • Lot 30, Block 714, Plan No. 102207912
  • Lots 1 and 11, Block 719, Plan No. 102207912

Lots that have decorative aluminum fencing are adjacent to a park, drainage parcel, or Greenway. The centre line of this fence is located approximately 250mm (10 inches) inside the homeowner’s property line. The inside edge of the structural pilings for this fence is located approximately 400mm (16 inches) inside the homeowner’s property line. The purchaser will be responsible for all future maintenance of the fence. The location of the fence should be taken into consideration when positioning the building on the lot and specifically during basement excavation. Special attention should be considered to not disturb the structural pilings or other components of the fence during construction. Damages to the fence during house construction is the responsibility of the builderThe figure below illustrates the fence details and style. 

Saskatoon Land, Aspen Ridge, Fence
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Aspen Ridge Natural Features

Northeast Swale

The Northeast Swale is an ancient river channel formed by glacial activity that took place thousands of years ago. The Swale provides the rare opportunity of building a neighbourhood that borders on a natural, greenspace that will be protected for generations to come. This allows you to plan the construction of your new home around some of the best natural views in the City. In order to ensure this amenity is conserved for you and your neighbours, it is important to be mindful of the swale through the construction and occupancy of your new home. To help with this, the Meewasin Valley Authority has provided an educational summary on the Swale (see Attachments 6-8 in the Phase 3 PDF Attachments) for more information on the Swale and some things to consider when constructing your home.

The Greenway

The Greenway is a transitional zone between the back of lots in Aspen Ridge and the Northeast Swale, meant to help ensure neighbouring development is compatible with the desire to conserve the Swale. It provides a buffer between the neighbourhood and the Swale, while also providing space to accommodate overland drainage, and a recreational trail. The trail in the Greenway will link future neighbourhoods and provide access to the Meewasin Valley Authority’s planned trails and interpretive areas within the Swale.

Aspen Ridge, Greenway, Saskatoon

Other Information

Lots are sold “As Is”. These terms are contained in the Agreement of Sale. The terms may change without notice. Any questions should be asked to ensure you understand the terms of your purchase.

Aspen Ridge Phase 4

LOT INFORMATION PACKAGE amendments

March 25th, 2019: Letter from Water Security Agency   
September 12th, 2019: Proposed Rezoning on Thakur Street  
October 23rd, 2019: Survey and Feature Plans  
January 7th, 2020: Thakur Street Rezoning and Garage Sides  

Further detailed information can be found in the Phase 4 PDF attachments. Click the button below.

Phase 4 PDF Attachments

Terms of Sale

Eligible Contractors

Down Payment
A down payment of 5% of the purchase price is required at the time of lot selection and entrance into a Pre-Sale Agreement. Upon possession, an additional 8% deposit and entrance into an Agreement for Sale is required. 

Eligible Contractors will be given 5 business days after lot selection to pay the deposit and have the Pre-Sale Agreement signed if lot draw appointment cannot be attended. However, if the lot draw appointment is attended, the deposit shall be paid and Pre-Sale Agreement signed at that time. Failure to meet this requirement will result in a loss of the sale, the lot will be returned to Saskatoon Land’s inventory and a $500 admin fee will be charged.

Resale of Lot
Lots are not to be resold. Builders are purchasing City lots to construct homes for potential homebuyers. If a lot is no longer required, please review the Cancellation Policy. Assignments may be permitted with approval by Saskatoon Land.

Individuals

Down Payment
A down payment of 5% of the purchase price (less the $3,000 deposit during lot draw process) is required at the time of lot selection and entrance into a Pre-Sale Agreement. Upon possession, an additional 8% (plus 5% GST on full purchase price) deposit and entrance into an Agreement for Sale is required. 

Residency Requirement
Lots purchased have a four-year residency requirement. The four-year period begins the same day Title is transferred into the purchaser(s) name. The original purchaser(s) name must remain on Title to maintain the four-year requirement. 

Forgivable Mortgage
A Forgivable Mortgage for $50,000, related to the build time and residency requirements held by the City of Saskatoon, will be registered against each lot sold to an Individual. Should the dwelling be completed within the required three years from the date of possession, the mortgage will be forgiven on a monthly basis over the final three years of the four-year residency period starting from the day Title is transferred into the individual purchaser(s) name. 

General Terms of Sale

Interest
Saskatoon Land is offering competitive payment terms for this phase. Specific terms applicable to these lots include:

  • A down payment of 5% of the purchase price together is required at the time of lot selection and entrance into a Pre-Sale Agreement; 
  • Upon possession an additional 8% (Plus GST) deposit is required and entrance into an Agreement for Sale;
  • Full payment of the lot is due within 12 months of possession with interest at 0% per annum;
  • After 12 months, upon request, an extension may be granted with a payment of 5% of the purchase price to extend an additional 4 months at an interest rate of 5% per annum; and
  • No further extensions will be granted after 16 months

Possession of Land
All 247 lots will be sold with delayed possession, estimated to be in August 2019.

Build-Time Requirement
All lots purchased have a three-year time requirement to complete construction. Construction may begin once possession of the lot is granted, utility servicing is complete and the roadways are at gravel base. The build requirement will commence from the date of possession. Construction includes a build substantially complete and ready for occupancy within the three-year time frame; if it is not met, no forgiveness of the mortgage will be granted. Contractors not meeting this requirement will be suspended from the Eligible Contractors list. 

Taxes
Property taxes become the responsibility of the purchaser(s) effective the first of the month following the latter of the date of the Agreement for Sale or possession date on lots waiting for service completion. For an estimate of the taxes on the land only, please call the Assessment Division at 306-975-3227.

Transfer of Title
The Transfer of Title will be issued in one of the following ways:

  • Under the appropriate trust conditions, the Transfer will be forwarded to the purchaser’s solicitor; or
  • Upon receipt of payment in full, the Transfer will be forwarded to the purchaser’s solicitor.

Default or Voluntary Cancellation
An Agreement for Sale/Pre-Sale Agreement is defaulted when any of the terms are not met within the time of the agreement. In the event of cancellation or default, a $500 processing fee is charged plus a restocking fee for the time the purchaser has held the lot. The restocking fee is one percent of the purchase price of the lot plus GST, multiplied by the number of months (no charge for first 30 days) which have elapsed between the date of the Agreement of Sale and the date of the Quit Claim. The restocking fee is deducted from monies paid (i.e. down payment) and any remaining portion is refunded. Voluntary cancellation cannot occur once construction has begun or Title has been transferred into the purchaser(s) name. 

Rebate Program

Saskatoon Land offers a Rebate Program to encourage Builders and lot purchasers to improve the curb appeal of newly built homes in Aspen Ridge for lots purchased in 2016 or later in phases 1 to 4. The cash back and/or green rebates are part of Saskatoon Land’s commitment to building environmentally sustainable neighbourhoods and encouraging environmentally friendly household practices. 

Pre-2020 Building Permits
All incentives with building permits opened in 2019 or earlier qualify for a rebate of $6,000 for driveway rebates completed within one year of building permit issuance date, and $3,000 for driveway rebates completed within two years of building permit issuance; and maximum rebate of $2,000 for landscape rebates completed within one year of building permit issuance date, and $1,000 for landscape rebates completed within two years of building permit issuance.

Post-2020 Building Permits
All incentives with building permits opened in 2020 or later qualify for a rebate of $6,000 for driveway rebates and $2000 for landscape rebates completed within 18 months of building permit issuance. No reduced rebate amount will be offered past 18 months.

If the driveway and front yard landscaping are complete prior to the final payment of the lot, the option exists to have the relevant incentive amount deducted from the final payment amount, evidenced by receipts, photo evidence from the home builder, and inspections by Saskatoon Land staff.  ​

Rebates will only be issued once architectural inspection and approval is granted. 

Please visit the Rebate Program for more details.

Architectural Controls

Once a lot is purchased, please review the Aspen Ridge Phase 4 Architectural Controls and the Architectural Review Form. Building Plans must be submitted and approved by Saskatoon Land prior to applying for a Building Permit. Upon approval, Saskatoon Land will provide a letter of approval, sign the Aspen Ridge Architectural Review Form, and stamp the Building Plans. All these forms need to be submitted to the Building Standards Division as part of the Building Permit package. Complete information and approval by Saskatoon Land before applying for a Building Permit will ensure no Architectural Control delays in the Building Permit Process. 

Please be advised that if the dwelling is constructed in violation of the Architectural Controls as approved and initialled in the Agreement for Sale, the City may take legal action to require compliance. Issuance of a Building Permit will not absolve the Purchaser from meeting this requirement. Such action could result in the demolition or partial demolition of the building at the expense of the Purchaser.

Zoning

If you require more information on zoning, please visit (www.saskatoon.ca/zoning) and search zoning bylaw, or contact the Planning and Development Division at 306-975-2645. The lots within this phase of Aspen Ridge are zoned R1A, R1B, and R2 Districts. Please consult the City’s Zoning Bylaw for the development standards of these three districts. Please see the zoning map (Attachment 4 in the Phase 4 PDF Attachments) for more information. 

Attached Garage Placement

For lots that require the construction of an attached garage, a garage side is assigned. The garage must be constructed against the required side of the lot as assigned. The intent of this control is to pair garages together against a common property line in order to provide a better streetscape appearance. The garage side placements are shown on the Lot Information Map (Attachment 1 in the Phase 4 PDF Attachments) and will be included in the Agreement for Sale. 

Corner Garage Placement

All corner lots that require an attached garage have the following in the Agreement for Sale: The garage must be located on the side of the property that is furthest from the intersection. See Figure below.

Aspen Ridge, garage, saskatoon Land
 

Nearby Multi-unit Sites

  • Parcel UU, on Myles Heidt Union
  • Parcel VV, on Forsey Avenue
  • Parcel RR, on Feheregyhazi Boulevard
  • Parcel WW, on Feheregyhazi Boulevard
  • Parcel XX, on Feheregyhazi Boulevard.

These sites will be subject to the Architectural Controls contained in the Architectural Controls for Multiple-Unit Dwelling Districts.  

Residential Care Homes Parcels

Sites within the Aspen Ridge neighbourhood have been pre-designated for development as Residential Care Homes – Type II, Pre-Schools, and Child Care Centres. A Residential Care Home –Type II is a care home in which the number of residents under care is more than five, and no more than fifteen. A Discretionary Child Care Centre is a child care facility having more than eight resident and non-resident children. The locations of sites for these uses have been spread throughout the neighbourhood and among various phases of development. In general, these locations are adjacent to collector streets on corner lots in order to provide access to transit service, and to mitigate any potential parking conflicts.

Residential Care Home lots near Phase 4 are located at 103 and 107 Thakur Street.

Fencing

Decorative Aluminum Fence

A decorative aluminum fence will be placed in the rear yard of:

  • Lots 1 to 11, Block 720, Plan No. 102301085

Please be advised that these lots with decorative aluminum fencing backing the Drainage Channel and Linear Park will not have gates installed. Private gates are discouraged. Public access to the Drainage Channel and Linear Park should be by park access only. 

A decorative aluminum fence without gate be placed on the side yard of:

  • Lot 1, Block 720, Plan No. 102301085

Lots that have decorative aluminum fencing are adjacent to a park or drainage parcel. The centre line of this fence is located approximately 250mm (10 inches) inside the homeowner’s property line. The inside edge of the structural pilings for this fence is located approximately 400mm (16 inches) inside the homeowner’s property line. The purchaser will be responsible for all future maintenance of the fence. The location of the fence should be taken into consideration when positioning the building on the lot and specifically during basement excavation. Special attention should be considered to not disturb the structural pilings or other components of the fence during construction. Damages to the fence during house construction is the responsibility of the builder. The figure below illustrates the fence details and style. 

Saskatoon Land, Aspen Ridge, Fence
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NetZero Demonstration project

Saskatoon Land is demonstrating its commitment to environmental leadership through the implementation of the Net Zero Energy Demonstration Project. The project will provide education and training to local builders on how to construct Net Zero and Net Zero Ready homes.  Saskatoon Land is setting aside twelve (12) lots for the NZDP. Please see the Lot Information Map (Attachment 1 in the Phase 4 PDF Attachments) for the lot locations.

Drainage Channel and Linear Park

The Drainage Channel and Linear Park design is to facilitate overland storm event drainage for the neighbourhood. The drainage channel and linear park will be designed and constructed together and the drainage channel will receive similar landscaping treatment as the linear park. See the figure below.

Aspen Ridge, Saskatoon Land, Drainage Channel

University of Saskatchewan Research Lands

Across Kalra Street from lot 11 Block 720, lots 1-15 Block 721, and lots 17 – 32 Block 727 is the existing University of Saskatchewan Research Lands. This is a neighbouring agricultural parcel that will continue to operate. As per the letter from the University of Saskatchewan (Attachment 6 in the Phase 4 PDF Attachments), the agricultural lands are primarily used for the plant breeding programs in wheat, barley, oats, flax and pulse crops (peas, lentils, chickpeas, and beans). Each year about one-quarter is used for research and the remainder is commercially farmed using the same techniques used on other grain farms in the province. 

Other Information

Lots are sold “As Is”. These terms are contained in the Agreement of Sale. The terms may change without notice. Any questions should be asked to ensure you understand the terms of your purchase.

Aspen Ridge Phase 5

LOT INFORMATION PACKAGE Amendments

No Amendments

Further detailed information can be found in the Phase 5 PDF attachments. Click the button below.

Phase 5 PDF Attachments

Terms of Sale

Individuals

Deposit
A deposit equal to 13% of the purchase price plus 5% GST on the price of the lot (less the $3,000 lot draw application fee) and entrance into a Sale Agreement is required at the time of lot selection.   

Residency Requirement
Lots purchased by individuals have a four-year residency requirement. The four-year period will begin the day payment in full is received and Title is transferred into the purchaser(s) name. The original purchaser(s) name must remain on Title to maintain the four-year requirement.

Forgivable Mortgage
In connection with the residency requirement, a Forgivable Mortgage of $50,000, held by the City of Saskatoon, will be registered against title. Should the dwelling be completed within the required three years from the date of possession, the mortgage will be forgiven on a monthly basis over the final three years of the four-year residency period.

Eligible Contractors

Deposit
A deposit equal to 13% of the purchase price is required at the time of lot selection and entrance into an Agreement for Sale. 

Builders will be given 5 business days after confirmation of lot selection to pay the deposit and sign the Agreement.  Failure to meet this requirement will result in a loss of the sale, the lot being returned to inventory and a $500 processing fee per lot will be charged.

Resale of Lot
Lots are not to be resold. Builders are purchasing City lots to construct homes for potential homebuyers. If a lot is no longer required, please review the Cancellation Policy. Assignments may be permitted with notification and approval by Saskatoon Land.

All Purchasers

Payment Terms
Saskatoon Land is offering competitive payment terms for this phase. Specific terms applicable to these lots include:

  • A down payment of 13% of the purchase price (plus GST for Individual Purchasers) is required at the time of lot selection and entrance into an Agreement for Sale;
  • Full payment of the lot is due within 24 months of possession with interest at 0% per annum;
  • After 24 months, upon request, an extension may be granted with a payment of 5% of the purchase price to extend an additional 4 months at an interest rate of 5% per annum; and
  • No further extensions will be granted and full payment of the lot is due within 28 months.

Possession of Land
All lots allocated to the regular lot draw will be sold with immediate possession. Lots allocated during the Multi-Lot Allocation were sold with a delayed possession.  

Build-Time Requirement
All lots purchased have a three-year time requirement to complete construction.  Construction may begin once possession of the lot is granted, utility servicing is complete and the roadways are at gravel base. The build requirement will commence from the date of possession. Construction includes a build substantially complete and ready for occupancy within the three-year time frame. Builders not meeting this requirement will be suspended from the Eligible Contractors list.

Taxes
Property taxes become the responsibility of the purchaser(s) effective the first of the month following the possession date. For an estimate of the taxes on the land only, please call the Assessment Division at 306-975-3227.

Transfer of Title
The Transfer of Title will be issued in one of the following ways:

  • Under the appropriate trust conditions, the Transfer will be forwarded to the purchaser’s solicitor; or
  • Upon receipt of payment in full, the Transfer will be forwarded to the purchaser’s solicitor.

Default or Voluntary Cancellation
An Agreement for Sale is defaulted when any of the terms are not met within the time of the agreement. In the event of cancellation or default, both prior to or after an Agreement for Sale being signed, a $500 processing fee is charged plus a restocking fee for the time the purchaser has held the lot. The restocking fee is one percent (1%) of the purchase price of the lot plus GST, multiplied by the number of months (no charge for first 30 days) which have elapsed between the date of the Agreement of Sale and the date of the Quit Claim. The restocking fee is deducted from monies paid (i.e. deposit) and any remaining portion is refunded. Voluntary cancellation cannot occur once construction has begun or Title has been transferred into the purchaser(s) name

Landscape & Driveway Requirement

Front yard landscaping and hard surfacing of front driveways is required to be completed within 18 months of building permit issuance in Phase 5 to improve the curb appeal of newly built dwellings. Saskatoon Land offers a Rebate Program to lot purchasers to help with these projects. For lots sold in Phase 5 the following Rebate will apply:

  • A rebate of $5,000 is available for builders or individual lot purchasers for the completion of both the front driveway surfacing and front yard landscaping within 18 months of the building permit issuance date.

The Rebate will only be issued once both items have been completed, architectural inspection and approval is granted on both the front driveway surfacing and front yard landscaping.

Visit Aspen Ridge Phase 5 Architectural Controls for full information on the Rebate Program.

Architectural Controls

Once a lot is purchased, the purchaser and/or builder will be required to review the Aspen Ridge Phase 5 Architectural ControlsBuilding Plans showing compliance with the Architectural Controls must be submitted and approved by Saskatoon Land prior to applying for a Building Permit. Upon approval, Saskatoon Land will provide an approval package with stamped Building Plans. The purchaser and/or builder needs to submit the approval package to the Building Standards Division as part of the Building Permit package. Complete information and approval by Saskatoon Land before applying for a Building Permit will ensure no Architectural Control delays in the Building Permit Process.

Please be advised that to qualify for Saskatoon Land’s Rebate Program this dwelling must pass architectural inspection. If the dwelling is constructed in violation of the Architectural Controls as approved and initialled in the Agreement for Sale, the incentives will be withheld, and the City may take legal action to ensure compliance. Issuance of a Building Permit will not absolve the Purchaser from meeting this requirement. Such action could result in the demolition or partial demolition of the building at the expense of the purchaser

Zoning

If you require more information on zoning, please visit (saskatoon.ca/zoning) and search zoning bylaw, or contact the Planning and Development Division at 306-975-2645. The lots within this phase of Aspen Ridge are zoned R1A, and R1B Districts. See the zoning map (see Attachment 4 in the Phase 5 PDF Attachments). Please consult the City’s Zoning Bylaw for the development standards of these two districts.

Attached Garage Placement

For lots that require the construction of an attached garage, a garage side is assigned. The garage must be constructed against the required side of the lot as assigned. The intent of this control is to pair garages together against a common property line in order to provide a better streetscape appearance. The garage side placements are shown on the Lot Information Map (attachment 1 in the Phase 5 PDF Attachments) and will be included in the Agreement for Sale. 

Corner Garage Placement

All corner lots that require an attached garage have the following in the Agreement for Sale: The garage must be located on the side of the property that is furthest from the intersection. See Figure below.

Aspen Ridge, garage, saskatoon Land

 

Nearby Multi-Unit Sites

  • Parcel YY, on Feheregyhazi
  • Boulevard Parcel XX, on Feheregyhazi Boulevard.

These sites will be subject to the Architectural Controls contained in the Architectural Controls for Multiple-Unit Dwelling.

Residential Care Homes – Type II, Pre-Schools or Child Care Centres

Sites within the Aspen Ridge neighbourhood have been pre-designated for development as Residential Care Homes – Type II, Pre-Schools, or Child Care Centres. A Residential Care Home –Type II is a care home in which the number of residents under care is more than five, and no more than fifteen. Pre-School means a facility that provides a part-time program for pre-school-aged children. Child Care Centre means an establishment providing for the care, supervision and protection of children, but does not include the provision of overnight supervision. The locations of sites for these uses have been spread throughout the neighbourhood and among various phases of development. In general, these locations are adjacent to collector streets on corner lots in order to provide access to transit service and to mitigate any potential parking conflicts.

Residential Care Home lots in Phase 5 are located on Block 728, Lots 25 & 26.

Fencing

Decorative Aluminum Fence

A decorative aluminum fence will be placed in the rear yard of:

  • Lots 1 to 7, Block 731, Plan No. 102348468
  • Lots 10 to 13, Block 731, Plan No. 102348468
  • Lots 1 to 17, Block 732, Plan No. 102348468

These lots with decorative aluminum fencing backing the Linear Park will have gates installed.

A decorative aluminum fence without gate will be placed on the side yard of:

  • Lots 1 and 17, Block 732, Plan No. 102348468

Lots that have decorative aluminum fencing are adjacent to a park. The centre line of this fence is located approximately 250mm (10 inches) inside the homeowner’s property line (see attachment 14 in the Phase 5 PDF Attachments). The inside edge of the structural pilings for this fence is located approximately 400mm (16 inches) inside the homeowner’s property line. The purchaser will be responsible for all future maintenance of the fence. The location of the fence should be taken into consideration when positioning the building on the lot and specifically during basement excavation. Special attention should be considered to not disturb the structural pilings or other components of the fence during construction. Damages to the fence during dwelling construction is the responsibility of the purchaser and /or builder. The figure below illustrates the fence details and style.

Saskatoon Land, Aspen Ridge, Fence
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University of Saskatchewan Research Lands

Research Lands

Across Kalra Street from lots 23-38 Block 729, is the existing University of Saskatchewan Research Lands. This is a neighbouring agricultural parcel that will continue to operate. As per the letter from the University of Saskatchewan (see Attachment 6 in the Phase 5 PDF Attachments), the agricultural lands are primarily used for the plant breeding programs in wheat, barley, oats, flax and pulse crops (peas, lentils, chickpeas, and beans). Each year about one-quarter is used for research and the remainder is commercially farmed using the same techniques used on other grain farms in the province.

Kernen Prairie Lands

The Kernen Prairie consists of 320 acres of natural prairie grassland. It is one of the remaining patches of fescue prairie in Saskatchewan. This site is owned and managed by the University of Saskatchewan as a research conservation area. Lots 6-20 Block 730 (along Woolf Bend) back the University of Saskatchewan Kernen Prairie lands. Lots backing the Kernen Prairie will retain the four-metre drainage channel along the Kernen Prairie’s north edge. The drainage channel will collect overland drainage from the Kernen Prairie and direct the stormwater during a major storm event into the Aspen Ridge storm sewer system. This area will be landscaped with native plants and maintained by the City of Saskatoon to reduce the impact of introducing invasive species into the Kernen Prairie. In addition, this drainage channel parcel will provide a physical separation from the Kernen Prairie and residential lots and will limit lots from having direct access to the Prairie, helping preserve it as a naturalized area.
Saskatoon Land, Kernen Prairie, Aspen Ridge

Other Information

Lots are sold “As Is”. These terms are contained in the Agreement of Sale. The terms may change without notice. Any questions should be asked to ensure you understand the terms of your purchase.

 

Information for all Phases

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Lot Grading

Lot grading is the slope of the lot in order to provide good drainage away from the buildings in such a way that surface runoff from rainstorms or snowmelt is directed toward the storm sewer. Runoff is controlled through the use of side and back of lot swales to eliminate or minimize the impact on adjacent properties and to ensure proper overland drainage.

Complete development of all lots in an area may occur over a number of years and, unfortunately, some purchasers landscape their lot without proper consideration for the designated overland drainage pattern of the area. Early development does not preclude a homeowner’s responsibility to maintain this drainage pattern. If a homeowner obstructs drainage in any way, thereby creating a flooding problem for neighbours upstream, that homeowner must correct the situation at their own expense. Similarly, a lot should not be landscaped below design grades otherwise flooding may occur. In addition to this section please refer to the Residential Property Lot Grading Guidelines

Lot Grade Details
The following information has been prepared to assist the homeowner and contractor in setting the house elevations and final lot grades. Details are provided in the attachment drawings for each respective phase. 

  1. Lot grading types are shown on attachment drawings including a three-dimensional view and side view of the grading type;
  2. Lot grade drawings in the attachment drawings show the final design elevations at property corners and at other points that are deemed critical elevation points. It is important that builders and purchasers match these grades with final landscaping elevations. These elevations are required as a minimum for building plan approval; and
  3. A drawing showing a cross-section of a typical side yard fence and side yard grading that will not impede side yard drainage.

During the initial stages of subdivision development, all streets, easements, lanes, and walkways are pre-graded to design elevations set to accommodate drainage throughout the area. In the case of the utility easements, the grade is constructed approximately 100mm (4 inches) below the final design grade, which allows the homeowner to add topsoil without creating drainage problems for neighbouring yards.

Once dwelling construction is complete, lot grading is a two-step procedure. The first step is the rough grade stage, which includes backfilling the foundation walls and shaping the lot to conform to the pre-grade drainage plan. When rough grading is complete, the lot should be within 7 to 20cm (3 to 8 inches) below the final design grade to allow for the addition of topsoil (4 to 6 inches). Once the lot is at the final design grade, topsoil and sod, decorative rock, wood chips, or other surface treatments can be installed.

It is strongly recommended that purchasers consult a legal surveyor or other qualified professional to get the final grade elevations to their lot before landscaping is started. 

Grading Between Lots
A sloped surface is required to effectively drain water away from the foundation walls, including under steps and decks in order to reduce the risk of water entering the basement during rainfalls or snowmelt. See figure below. Drainage swales are shallow sloped channels intended to move surface runoff away from lots toward the storm sewers. On the attachment drawings, drainage swales are shown on common property lines and should be graded in accordance with the Lot Grade Drawings.

If decorative rock or wood chips are to be used in the drainage swale the grade below this treatment must be at the final grade elevation to facilitate proper runoff to the storm sewer. 

Lot Grading Do’s & Don’ts
Do’s:

  1. Do require construction plans to include finished grade elevations around the dwelling foundation and along property lines. Do not leave your dwelling and site grading to chance. Building Standards requires the submission of the lot corner elevations on the site plan submitted for building permit approval. It is strongly recommended that the plans also include finished elevations along the foundation and garage grade beam, garage slab, foundation windows, side property lines, edge of driveways and sidewalks (particularly along the side of the dwelling), and the top and bottom of any retaining feature. 
  2. Do use a level to set the finished grades along the property line, particularly before installing sidewalks and fencing.
  3. Do discuss with adjacent property owners’ final drainage grades along the property line. Proper lot drainage requires cooperation of adjacent purchasers.
  4. Do undertake a final site inspection of easements, side yard and sidewalks with each sub-trade prior to releasing final payment.
  5. Please disregard any grade elevation information displayed on electrical pedestals and transformer boxes. 

Don'ts:

  1. Don’t excavate into the easement or berm. These contain critical utilities vital to the neighbourhood.
  2. Don’t fill the rear easement, as this will block the intended drainage.
  3. Don’t build raised flowerbeds against the fence/property lines without making provisions for drainage (see attachment drawings).
  4. Don’t try to build HIGHER than both adjacent neighbours. This leads to expensive provisions for retaining walls, and frequent flooding of neighbouring properties. 

Aspen Ridge, Saskatoon
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For more information, please contact Gerald Prefontaine, Drainage Inspector, Transportation and Utilities at 306-975-2320.

Walkout Basement Lots (Fast Court & Crescent, Bolstad Turn, Kenaschuk Crescent)
Some of the lots in Phases 1, 2, and 3 have been graded to accommodate the inclusion of a walkout basement into the design of the home. Walkout basement lots are noted with a “W” on the Lot Information Maps in the attachment drawings. While the “W” lots will accommodate walkout basements, other lots will not. Between walkout basement lots and non-walkout basement lots there are transitional lot areas where the back lot grades slope increases successively on each lot until walkout basements can be accommodated. The grading design for this area is shown in the attachment drawings. It is very important to review these plans to determine how your lot has been designed to slope.

If there are any questions about this information, they should be directed to Saskatoon Land at 306-975-LAND. The Lot Grade Drawings in the attachment drawings also provide important information indicating the specific final design elevations that must be maintained at property corners along the front and rear property lines. Lots identified on the sales map as Walkout Basement Lots (“W”) must be constructed on these lots. Lots not identified with the “W” may not support walkout basements. It is strongly recommended that all homeowners discuss their Building and Landscaping plans with their neighbours to ensure that the grades between the houses will meet both of the neighbours' needs. Retaining walls or other means may be necessary if one neighbour intends to build a walkout lot in an area where the grades transition from walkout to conventional. Saskatoon Land will not be responsible for the cost of retaining walls or other associated work to accommodate grade variance along property boundaries from their current design shown on the Design Contour Plans in the attachment drawings. The intent is that all areas have been graded approximately 100mm (4 inches) below final grade and that no additional grading would be required along the side and rear property lines. 

Foundation Drainage

In addition to this section, please refer to the Residential Property Lot Grading Guidelines.

Foundation Drainage (Weeping Tile) Requirements

  • The bottom of every exterior foundation wall shall be drained as per the National Building Code. Connection of foundation drains of all buildings to the sanitary sewer collection system will not be permitted.

Discharge of Foundation Drainage Water

  • All buildings are required to drain foundation water into a sump, which in turn discharges the water to the surface or to a storm sewer. 

Surface Discharge

  • Sump pumps discharging to surface may not discharge directly onto a pervious ground surface within one metre of any building that has a basement or a level below the finished ground surface.
  • The location of the point of discharge shall be directed away from adjacent properties. If the lot is split drainage (Type D), surface discharge may drain either to the front or back yard. If the lot drains from the back to the front (Type A), surface discharge must be to front yard. The discharge may not be into the area of the required side yard setback unless the side yard is adjacent to a street, park or buffer strip.

Discharge to Storm Sewer

  • Sumps discharging to storm sewers shall be pumped to the main by a pressure service connection as per Figure below.

Sump Design Criteria - Sump Pit Details

  • As per National Building Code 9.14.5.2, sump pits are to be a minimum of 750mm deep and 0.25 square metres in area.
  • Sump pit is to be fitted with a tight fitting removable cover.
  • Sump pit will be constructed of concrete, plastic, or non-corrosive metal. 
  • Sump pit is to be fitted with an opening to accept a 100mm drain with the invert of the pipe located above centre of the sump pit height.
  • Sump pit is to be placed on an even, well compacted surface.

Foundation Drainage (Weeping Tile) To Sump Pit

  • A weeping tile collection system shall be provided around the building perimeter and tied to a sump pit using a positively graded, non-perforated, 100mm pipe which discharges into the side of the pit.
  • Provision shall be made to ensure soil gas is prevented from entering the dwelling unit through the weeping tile and through the sump pit.

Sump Pump

  • Provide a sump pump (column of submersible type) capable of pumping 50 L/m at three metres of head.
  • The pump shall be fitted with an automatic on/off level control.
  • The pump discharge must have a minimum pipe diameter of 32mm. The pipe must be adequately secured.

Sump pumps connected directly to a storm sewer must be equipped with a spring-check valve and shut-off valve located downstream of the check valve, so that the connection to the main can be isolated from maintenance.

Aspen Ridge, Saskatoon, Sump
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Addressing

In order to provide wayfinding in the neighbourhood, please post your civic address at the front of the property when construction begins. Civic addresses can be found for each lot using the Interactive Map on the Saskatoon Land website. 

Landscaping City Boulevard

Purchasers are encouraged to landscape and maintain the boulevard along the front of their property and along the side of corner lots. Landscaped boulevards can create beautiful and diverse streetscapes, add character to neighbourhoods, and increase feelings of community pride and safety.

Boulevards are defined as the landscaping space between the edge of the roadway and the property lines. Where the sidewalk is not attached to the curb, the boulevard is the space between the curb and the sidewalk and the sidewalk and the property line (see Figure below). Where the sidewalk is attached to the curb, the boulevard is the space between the sidewalk and the property line (see Figure below). These areas are required to be landscaped with a number of materials (for example: sod, established grass seed mix, decorative landscaping rock with geotextile fabric (rock size must be between 25-75mm), paving stones, trees*, and gardens*). Please refrain from using materials that have height or mass and could restrict views or damage car doors when opening (for example: boulders). 

In order to qualify for the landscape portion of Saskatoon Land’s Rebate Program, the boulevard must be landscaped.

Saskatoon Land, aspen ridge, phase 4, boulevard

Boulevard Tree and Garden Planting

The Plant by Request Program is available to purchasers to request to have a tree planted in an available planting site on the boulevard. To inquire further regarding the Plant by Request Program, please contact Urban Forestry, Community Services at 306-975-2890.

The City of Saskatoon allows for gardening on City boulevards.  For more information please review the City of Saskatoon’s Boulevard Gardening & Maintenance Guidelines and complete the Boulevard Garden Agreement. To inquire further regarding the Boulevard Gardening and Maintenance Guidelines please contact Sustainability at 306-986-3733.

Construction Notes

Starting Construction
Possession of the site is granted for construction purposes when the down payment has been received, finalizing the Agreement for Sale. In order to assist the utility companies, please post your civic address at the front of the property when construction begins. 

Disclosure of Adjacent Property Owners
Please note in order to facilitate discussions between property owners respecting lot grading, fencing issues and property maintenance issues, Saskatoon Land will, upon request, disclose the names and contact information of purchasers to adjacent property owners. 

Construction Waste
As per City of Saskatoon Bylaw No. 8310, The Waste Bylaw, 2004 any owner or contractor carrying out the construction of a building on any property shall place all waste into a waste container or enclosure. The owner or contractor shall dispose of all waste resulting from the construction in a timely manner so as to ensure there is no unreasonable accumulation of waste on the property during the construction. It is required that a waste disposal bin remain on each building site for the duration of construction in order to ensure that the waste is not dispersed on or around the property or surrounding properties. Upon completion of construction, it is the owner or the contractor’s responsibility to clear their site of all waste. If the waste is not removed, the City may remove the waste and all associated costs will be charged to the property owner or the contractor.

Earth Disposal
Builders and individuals will be responsible for disposing of their own excess earth material. Currently, there is no clean fill site located in Aspen Ridge.  Builders can contact the City of Saskatoon Landfill as they may accept clean fill free of charge during normal hours of operation, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. daily. If arrangements are made with another landowner to dispose of the material anywhere within the city limits, they are to contact Central Dispatch at 306-975-2491 and they will maintain a log of locations. If disposing of material outside the city limits within the RM of Corman Park, the RM must be notified of those arrangements. Please ensure basement excavations and all other construction waste materials are not deposited on adjacent properties or any other properties in this area without prior arrangements being made. Regular inspections of the area will be done and any individual or company found illegally disposing of materials on properties without the owner’s permission shall be liable to fines up to $25,000 as outlined in the City of Saskatoon Anti-Dumping Bylaw No. 5713.

Topsoil for Lot Landscaping
Builders may contact Saskatoon Land to see if topsoil is available free of charge for their property in the area. Please call Saskatoon Land at 306-975-LAND for up to date information on topsoil availability. Topsoil is not to be removed from other lots, boulevards, parks, or any other open spaces in the neighbourhood.

Park Access Not Permitted
If the purchased lot is adjacent to parks and/or buffer areas approval is required before access is allowed through any park or easement for any purpose. This ensures all public property is maintained at a standard acceptable for the public to use and enjoy safely. Repair and clean-up are the responsibility of the Builder or homeowner and must meet the specifications as laid out in the City of Saskatoon Specifications: Parks. Any repairs or clean-ups not satisfying these standards will be completed by the Parks Division or a contractor assigned by a City department and billed back to the property owner.

If the park and/or buffer is, or appears to be, under construction please contact Saskatoon Land at 306-975-LAND.

If the park and/or buffer is completed you must apply for a Park Access Permit through the Parks Division. For more information contact the City of Saskatoon, Parks Division at 306-975-3300.

Temporary Water Circulation Boxes

To ensure water quality is maintained throughout the initial stages of development in this phase; blue temporary water circulation boxes are installed on some properties. These temporary water circulation boxes are removed during the installation of the water and sewer connection to the house.

For more information, please contact the Construction and Design Division 306-975-2454

Construction of Garage Pads

Please be advised that, as per the National Building Code, foundations for detached garages 55 m² (492 ft²) 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. Garage Pads must not be constructed on rear lot easements. In addition, a utility corridor of 1.2 to 1.5 metres should be provided along the side property line for utility installations. 

Centralized Community Mail Boxes

Canada Post will provide mail delivery service to the neighbourhood through centralized Community Mail Boxes. For proposed locations of these mailboxes please refer to the Interactive Map for mailbox locations. 

Shallow Utilities

Laned Lot
Crown Utility Corporations have introduced a Joint Servicing Initiative that includes the installation of gas, electric and communications in a common trench from the main line to the building. This approach achieves efficiencies for the installation of the service lines and addresses the challenges associated with space constraints.

Information on the Joint Servicing Initiative and a site check readiness sheet, which lists the items required prior to the installation of services to your home are provided in the attachment drawings for each respective phase. For further information on your shallow utilities services, please contact the appropriate utility agency (SaskPower, SaskEnergy, Sasktel or Shaw Cable).

In addition, for lots with lanes, please see the attachment drawings for each respective phase. The illustration will provide a guide to how SaskPower and SaskEnergy typically provide underground services to each lot.

Utility pedestals and transformers must be accessible from the rear lane and be located outside the private property fence.

Standard Lot
For further information on your shallow utility services, please contact the appropriate utility agency (SaskPower, SaskEnergy, Sasktel or Shaw Cable).

Curb Stop Visibility Requirement

Saskatoon Water requires all developers and builders ensure markers showing the location of a curb stop are clearly visible to meter installers. Please see the Meter Installation Specific Drawing. As of Monday, November 22, 2021, water meter connection services will be denied if a marker is not exposed and visible.

Lower back and strain injuries sometimes occur when an installer must dig excessively to locate and expose a curb stop. By ensuring pipe markers are clearly visible, medical aid and lost time due to injury can be avoided.

Cooperation on this new requirement is very much appreciated. It will make water meter installations safer and more efficient.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call the Saskatoon Water Meter Department at 306-975-2538.