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Corridor Planning

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Corridors are destinations, not just roads that get you from point A to B. They connect neighbourhoods and neighbours. They're places for people - whether you're walking, riding, driving, or spending time with family and friends.

In the past, our major transportation corridors (such as 8th Street and 22nd Street) have served mainly to move cars, trucks and other traffic. However, as Saskatoon grows, it is becoming increasingly important to look at these corridors as more than just roads and discover how they can fit holistically into a vibrant future city.

As part of Saskatoon’s Plan for Growth, these corridors will be re-imagined. They will serve as connections between neighbourhoods and to the broader city, provide safe and convenient access to our Bus Rapid Transit system, and offer housing choices and employment to a wide variety of people from all walks of life. To create this shift, the City of Saskatoon is re-thinking how corridors are planned for the long term, including how the land is used, how public space is designed and how buildings are built.

Corridor Planning also involves work in the areas of Transit Villages and the Brownfield Renewal Strategy.

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Project Background

Corridor Planning is a key initiative of the Plan for Growth and will begin along the Bus Rapid Transit Red and Green Lines. It will identify a variety of ways and options to transform the corridors into destination locations that can support the BRT system, enhance local neighbourhoods and foster city-building opportunities.

Project Components
  • Research
    • Corridor research and analysis
    • Preparation of a digital 3D model of existing conditions along the corridors
    • Analysis of existing land uses and building densities
    • Transit-oriented development case studies
    • Alignment with existing City policies, guidelines, and work plans
  • Ideas 
    • March 7, 2018 Plan for Growth public engagement event
    • January 31, 2019 Come & Grow engagement event
    • Several pop-up and community events, guided walking tours, and an online survey
    • Place-making principles and project examples
    • Zoning analysis and needs assessment
    • 3D model of projected development/density distribution along the corridors
  • Concepts and Options
    • Corridor densities, land use mix, and streetscaping opportunities and options
    • Develop ‘Character Areas’ to define typologies for land use and the public realm
    • Density transitions into existing neighbourhoods
    • Potential zoning options - stakeholder discussions
    • Public engagement and broad feedback on options
  • Transformation Plan 
    • Review policy framework
    • Zoning/development regulation framework
    • Development of financing and incentive plan
    • Infrastructure upgrades and phasing plan
  • Implementation Plan 
    • Look at projects with a shorter implementation time
    • Tie projects into Transformation Plan

Public Transit Infrastructure Fund

Funding for this project is provided through the Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF) from the Government of Canada and the City of Saskatoon.  To learn more visit Infrastructure Canada. PTIF logo