Pleasant Hill Village
Pleasant Hill Village is located 1.6km due west of Downtown along 20th Street West, across from St. Paul’s Hospital in the heart of the Pleasant Hill neighbourhood. The project started in 2006 when federal, provincial, and municipal governments partnered with the Greater Saskatoon Catholic School Division to acquire and redevelop the 13-acre site. The project has close ties both to its surrounding neighbourhood and to community partners.
Pleasant Hill Village is a creative mix of many different components including a school, wellness centre, daycare, park, community garden, seniors housing and affordable family housing. It will be linked directly to Downtown and beyond by the planned multi-use pathway along the CP rail line that borders the Village.
With an estimated project value of $50 million, Pleasant Hill Village is the largest neighbourhood renewal project in Saskatoon.
On December 3, 2021, CHMC and the City announced support for two affordable rental housing projects within the Pleasant Hill neighbourhood under the Rapid Housing Initiative. The projects will be developed on the remaining vacant developable parcels (A and C) in Pleasant Hill Village. Project information is below:
115 Columbian Place (Parcel A) - Cress Housing Corporation
Cress’s project includes 18 bachelor suites, a family/cultural room, a boardroom, meeting/office rooms, laundry services, and space for on-site security. Cress is working with 3twenty Modular to complete the project and have the rental units ready for occupancy in late 2022.
1520 19th Street West (Parcel C) - Central Urban Métis Federation Inc.
CUMFI’s project includes two-five bedroom units, four-four bedroom units, and eight-three bedroom units. CUMFI is working with Big Block Construction to complete the project and have the rental units ready for occupancy by late 2022.
In December 2019, the City approved the sale of Parcel F (412 Avenue P South) in Pleasant Hill Village, to CUMFI for the development of an Elders Lodge. CUMFI is constructing a 30-unit, three storey residential development, which received the support of the Pleasant Hill community.
What Makes Pleasant Hill Village Unique?
- Partnerships: A broad mix of partners involved in forming an integrated Concept Plan for the entire 13-acre site and implementing it together.
- Sustainability: Solar power generation and a community garden.
- Health & Wellness: A wellness centre featuring a community indoor walking track, acute and preventative health care for children and nutrition programs.
- Arts & Culture: A park which will serve as a gathering place for the neighbourhood, hosting cultural events such as the annual Pleasant Hill Pow Wow in June.
- Affordability: A variety of home ownership opportunities for entry-level homebuyers.
- Parkview Green Homes (24 unit family housing complex)
- Pleasant Hill Solar Village (12 unit family housing complex)
- Columbian Place (75 unit seniors housing complex)
- St. Mary’s Wellness & Education Centre (elementary school, daycare and wellness centre)
- Grace Adam Metawewinihk Park
- Community Garden
- Neighbourhood Entry Sign (constructed with bricks from the historic St. Mary's school)