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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.
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.
STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOP #1 - January 17, 2018
On January 17, 2018, the City of Saskatoon continued the conversation with landowners and key stakeholders about planning for growth at the future Transit Village sites. Staff facilitated a highly collaborative and engaging workshop in order to advance key planning and design directions. The workshop resulted in a vision and three preliminary concept plans for each transit village site, which were then transported to the pop-up mini-workshop for the public to review and weigh in on.
POP-UP MINI-WORKSHOP - January 17-18, 2018 - Confederation Mall
The City of Saskatoon hosted a pop-up workshop for the general public on January 17 and 18, 2018 at Confederation Mall. Members of the public were invited to participate in a number of engagement techniques that included a drawing session with our technical experts to create preliminary concept plans for our future Transit Village sites. Facilitators worked with participants to mark-up drawings and develop additional ideas for each location to help make our plans better! City staff will soon be releasing a report on “What We Heard” from our January engagement events. Stay tuned!
STAKEHOLDER INTERVIEWS - November 9 / 10, 2017
Landowners and key stakeholders were invited to attend interviews with DIALOG and the City to introduce the Transit Villages project and provide opportunities to hear stakeholder aspirations, concerns, and priorities in an open and candid conversation. The results of these interviews were used to structure the first round of workshops in January 2018.
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.