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As part of Saskatoon's Plan for Growth, these corridors will be re-imagined. In the city of our future, corridors 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 rethinking how corridors are planned for the long term, including how the land is used, how public space is designed, and how buildings are built.
Some of the objectives of Corridor Planning include:
- encouraging residential development along the corridors to achieve a growth target of 11,000 to 22,000 new housing units;
- providing a mix of land uses that support the use of Bus Rapid Transit service and alternative transportation options like walking and cycling;
- developing livable areas with vibrant public spaces where people want to stay, play and eat on a year-round basis; and,
- maximizing the use of existing infrastructure while providing new services in a cost-effective, sustainable and efficient manner.
Abandoned, vacant, derelict, underutilized properties shouldn’t stop revitalization. Let’s understand what’s below the surface, and see the opportunities they present. Let’s support redevelopment of these sites to maximize their potential, and revitalize our corridors.
The Brownfield Renewal Strategy is essential to Corridor Growth. This initiative aims to assess and prioritize redevelopment potential of abandoned, vacant, derelict, or underutilized properties along the City’s Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) corridors that may have or do have perceptions of contamination. The results of the evaluation will lead to the formulation of an incentive program that will help overcome financial and environmental barriers for redevelopment, as well as provide contamination management plans for future development.
Come & Grow January 2019
Come & Grow 2019 was held on January 31st, 2019, at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites University. Below are the documents that were presented. Citizens are encouraged to give feedback on Transit Villages by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corridor Planning - building better communities along transportation corridors.
PAST ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES
PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE / COME & GROW EVENT - March 7, 2018
On March 7, 2018 the City of Saskatoon brought together a wide range of the Plan for Growth projects to provide a significant opportunity for the public to learn about the current Public Transit Infrastructure Fund projects and provide their thoughts. The success of this event saw stakeholders engaging in a lot of fun ways with these exciting projects, that included activities for all ages. As our city continues to grow toward a population of 500,000, we encourage everyone to come to one of our future Plan for Growth events to help us understand what matters to you most.
Corridor Walking Tours - May 5-6, 2018
On May 5th and 6th the Corridor Planning Program team had the opportunity to meet, share, and discuss with the community on six Jane’s Walks (walking tours) along 22nd Street W and 8th Street E. The objectives of these walks were to share some ideas about residential infill, record the current condition of the built environment, and gain insight on the pedestrian experience along these two major corridors. Participants were asked to take a short online questionnaire following the walk, which helped to capture their impressions of the area. The results will be shared at an open house this fall. On the walks, community members shared a variety of perspectives on how these corridors meet their needs, where improvements are required, and where there are opportunities for enhancements. Lots of discussion involved the upgrades needed for those with reduced mobility, sight and/or hearing and the requirements that are needed to ensure a healthy environment for future residential development. If you were not able to join a walk, there is still the opportunity to share your experience as a pedestrian along 22nd Street and 8th Street.
Corridor Walking Survey Fall 2018
The Corridor Planning Program conducted a survey about the walking experience along the 22nd Street and 8th Street corridors. The survey asked about impressions of the private and public spaces (benches, garbage cans, trees, sounds, smells etc.) as well as perceptions around safety. The feedback will be used to focus attention on areas that need improvements.