Please see the sections below for presentations and documents that were shared during each stage of this project.
Public realm refers to the publicly accessible places and spaces that are intended to be accessed by everyone. Public realm includes an area’s streetscape - including sidewalks, pathways, boulevards and the look and feel of the streets - as well as open space - including green spaces, parks and recreation uses.
College Corridor Plan Public Realm Engagement Report
Public Realm Discussions, Round 1 (Spring 2022)
In spring 2022, the team worked with stakeholders, community groups, people who live, work, study or visit the College Corridor area and interested people from around Saskatoon to help determine what is important to people about the public realm on College Drive and Preston Avenue – what it looks like now and what it could potentially look like in the future. The team hosted a series of virtual public meetings and surveys on different public realm topics.
Open Space and Recreation - February 9, 2022
This meeting focused on existing open spaces and possible new open spaces in the area, such as parks, outdoor plazas, sports fields or other open spaces where people can relax and gather. Presentations:
Walking and Rolling Connections - March 24, 2022
This meeting focused on the connections to, and along, the College Drive and Preston Avenue corridors for people walking and rolling (e.g. cycling, wheeling, mobility aids, etc.) - and the infrastructure that may be needed to support this. Presentations:
Comfort and Character - March 31, 2022
This meeting focused on things that affect how College Drive and Preston Avenue look and feel, such as the design of the front of buildings, street furniture and amenities like benches, and styles or themes that could be incorporated into the design of the streetscape. Presentations:
Public Realm Discussions, Round 2 (Fall 2022)
We used the earlier public realm feedback to develop a list of potential open space and streetscape improvements for the College Corridor area. Surveys in fall 2022 asked community members to identify their priorities and preferences for where resources should be focused when the team develops the plan for public realm improvements. A hybrid in-person/virtual guided walkthrough event for these surveys was held on November 21.
We will be re-evaluating and finalizing land use in summer 2023 as part of zoning discussions.
Land use refers to the types of homes, businesses and other buildings that can be built in an area. When land uses are determined, it does not mean that buildings will automatically be built. It is property owners who decide what to do with their land – whether to keep it as it is, or to develop something new.
Land uses are set out in a general way through the Official Community Plan (OCP) – the legal document that lays out the collective long-term vision for Saskatoon. While land uses can be applied to parcels of land in order to accommodate future development, they do not strictly regulate the development that may or may not occur; this is the role of zoning.
College Corridor Plan Land Use Engagement Report
Land Use Discussions (November 2021)
On November 3 & 4, the project team discussed the concept of land use and presented preliminary ideas on land use and density changes for the College Corridor area.
The team then used community input and technical planning considerations to create different land use scenarios, which were presented in a meeting on November 24 and survey for public feedback to develop a more detailed land use concept.
September 2021 marked the public launch of the College Corridor Plan with an introductory public information meeting and survey.
Introductory Meeting and Survey (September 2021)
The team presented background information on the College Corridor Area and asked the community about opportunities and challenges. A baseline conditions report and heritage inventory is available on the Background tab. The recording of the meeting is available below:
For full details, please see the College Corridor Plan Introductory Phase Engagement Report.