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New Transit Villages will work to re-imagine large commercial sites into hubs of activity where home, work and entertainment intersect. They’ll be the anchors of our future rapid transit system and become attractive, four-season environments that are designed with you in mind.

 

Relationship To Plan For Growth

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Project Background

Transit Villages are a core component of the City’s Corridor Growth portfolio of plans.  The concept design process will work with landowners and stakeholders to re-imagine key locations along the future Bus Rapid Transit system as destinations for mixed-use, transit oriented, vibrant and sustainable communities.

Project Timeline
  • August 2017
    • RFP Awarded - Dialog to begin developing Transit Villages Concept Plans.
  • November 2017 - March 2018
    • Dialog to facilitate a number of engagement activities, closely collaborating with key stakeholders to enrich the planning process, create a sense of ownership for those involved, and support better outcomes.​
  • Late April / Early May 2018
    • Final Concept Plans.
  • June or July 2018
    • Presentation to Planning Development & Community Services Committee and/or City Council.

Engagement Opportunities
  • November 2017
    • ​Stakeholder Interviews - Landowners and key stakeholders will be introduced to the project in focused meetings that will provide opportunities to hear their aspirations, concerns, and priorities in an open and candid conversation.
  • January 2018
    • The City of Saskatoon held the first set of public and stakeholder workshops on January 17 and 18, 2018 for the Transit Villages Concept Plans. The workshops were designed to inform participants about the Transit Villages project, conduct exercises to identify future development and place-making opportunities and challenges, and to develop a vision and guiding principles for each location.

      In addition to a targeted stakeholder workshop, an open house pop-up event was held at Confederation Mall on January 17 from 4 pm to 8:30pm and January 18 from 10 am to 8 pm.  The intent was to engage transit users and users of these Transit Village sites to provide feedback on the preliminary visions and principles and additional input into design ideas for each location.

    • The workshop information panels can be found HERE and preliminary design ideas can be found HERE

  • March 2018

    • The City of Saskatoon held the second set of public and stakeholder workshops on March 7, 2018 for the Transit Villages Concept Plans. The workshop was designed to gain input from stakeholders in refining and testing some of the key ideas and initiatives brought forward in the plan frameworks. 

      In addition to a targeted stakeholder workshop, an open house pop-up event was held at Confederation Mall on March 8. The intent was to engage transit users and users of these Transit Village sites to provide feedback on the preliminary visions and principles and additional input into design ideas for each location.

      The City of Saskatoon will use the results of all workshops and public input to refine the preliminary concept plans and vision statements in advance of the next engagement opportunity.

      • Duration of Project
        • The public will be engaged at key points throughout the project.  Among other specific questions, we will be looking for participant input on the concept plans, their design directions and supporting guidelines around height, density, and land use.

    Document Library

     Plan for Growth - Transit Villages Fact Sheet (4 MB)

    Committee Reports - Planning, Development and Community Services

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    Public Transit Infrastructure Fund (PTIF)

    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.

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