Brighton Lot Information Package

Brighton

The Lot Information Package is a technical document that explains important information for each lot in the Phase it is in. Everything from terms of sale, lot grades, to servicing guidelines can be found in this Package. It is strongly recommended that prior to dwelling construction on the lot, the Builder reviews this Package and familiarizes themselves with the information. Once the dwelling is built the Builder should share this Package with the Purchaser.

PLEASE NOTE

It is the builder and purchaser's responsibility to comply with any and all requirements that are outlined within Phase Specific Information and Information For All Phases sections. 

 

PHASE SPECIFIC INFORMATION

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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

Individuals

Deposit
A deposit equal to 5% of the purchase price (less the $3,000 lot draw application fee) and entrance into a Sale Agreement is required at the time of lot selection.  Upon possession, you must provide an additional 8% deposit, plus 5% GST.

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 of 5% of the purchase price is required at the time of lot allocation and entrance into an Agreement for Sale.  Upon possession, an additional 8% deposit is required.

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 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 deposit of 5% of the purchase price is required at the time of lot selection and entrance into an Agreement for Sale;
  • Upon possession an additional 8% (Plus GST) deposit is required;
  • 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 and full payment of the lot is due within 16 months.

Possession of Land
All 134 lots will be sold with delayed possession, estimated to be in Summer 2022.

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, 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. 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 1 to improve the curb appeal of newly built dwellings in Brighton.  Saskatoon Land offers a Rebate Program to Builders and lot purchasers to help with these projects.  For lots sold in Phase 1 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 completion, architectural inspection and approval is granted on both the front driveway surfacing and front yard landscaping.

Please visit the Brighton 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 Brighton Phase 1 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 after applying for a Building Permit.

Please be advised that to qualify for Saskatoon Land’s Rebate program the 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 rebates will be withheld, and 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 Brighton are zoned R2 (see attachment 4 in Phase 1 PDF Attachments). Please consult the City’s Zoning Bylaw for the development standards of this district.

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 (see attachment 1 in Phase 1 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 A, on Delainey Court
  • Parcel 129, on Delainey Court
  • Parcel 121, on Underhill Road
  • Parcel 120, on Underhill Bend

Parcel A will be subject to the Saskatoon Land Architectural Controls for Multiple-Unit Dwelling Districts. Parcels 120, 121 and 129 will have Architectural Controls but approval will be completed by other Brighton Land Developers.

Additional multi-unit parcels will be subdivided to the west and south as part of future plans.

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

Sites within the Brighton 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-Schools means a facility which 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 1 are located at lots 12 & 13 Block 132.

Other Information

Lots are sold “As Is”. These terms are contained in the Agreement for 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
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
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 Brighton.  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.