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The primary goal of the City of Saskatoon planners is to build an increasingly sustainable community over time, with an enhanced quality of life, consistent with the vision and core strategies of the City’s Strategic Plan. 

Through community engagement and consultation, we seek to understand the values of the community, and reflect those values through the implementation of development policies, programs, bylaws and standards. 

Our mandate includes district planning, future growth, land use and zoning policy, development review, planning for new neighbourhoods, revitalizing existing communities, affordable housing, community safety, community and demographic research, heritage management, and business licensing and bylaw enforcement.  We work with community, business, First Nations and regional partners to foster mutually supportive relationships and sustainable development throughout the City and region. 

Strategic Plan

Through community outreach, City Council developed seven strategic goals to achieve the vision that Saskatoon citizens said they want. Learn more on the 2013-2023 Strategic Plan, and stay tuned as we launch the plans for reaching each goal.

Growth Plan to Half a Million

Saskatoon is changing. It is how we manage change that is important.  Growing Forward! Shaping Saskatoon is a public planning iniative to develop a Growth Plan to Half a Million that will help guide future infrastructure investments so residents will have more choices for how they live and move around the city as Saskatoon grows.

Community Plans & Policies

The Official Community Plan is the foundation for the Growth Plan to Half a Million. Find out about other major land use policy projects such as the Wetlands Policy Project.

Long Range Plans

New developments in Saskatoon are carefully planned. Check out new neighbourhood maps and sector plans.

Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood Planning consists of activities intended to: 

  • revitalize and build capacity in core neighbourhoods; 
  • monitor safety and work to reduce crime in neighbourhoods; and 
  • collaborate on major internal and external projects that affect established neighbourhoods. 

Specific initiatives include: Local Area Planning, Attainable Housing, neighbourhood revitalization projects, Neighbourhood Safety, the City Centre Plan, and the Vacant Lot & Adaptive Re-Use Strategy.

Regional Planning

Regional Planning works with other governments that have land use interests in Saskatoon and on the rural-urban fringe.  The section works jointly with the Rural Municipality of Corman Park to manage land use and development in the Saskatoon Planning District.  The section is also working to strengthen the City's relationships with First Nations that may be creating or developing a Reserve in or near Saskatoon.

Planning Publications & Maps

Browse, view, and download planning publications and maps.

Urban Design

Find out more about Business Improvement Districts, streetscape projects and the banner program.