Dream Developments (Dream), has applied to amend the Willows Neighbourhood Concept Plan. In 2003, the City approved a concept plan for The Willows Neighbourhood which included two phases of development. The first phase in the eastern portion of the neighbourhood is nearly completed. Dream is seeking to amend the second phase, which has not begun development, in the western portion of the neighbourhood.
The amendment proposes a reconfiguration of the west portion of the Willows Neighbourhood, including changes to land uses, street network, service networks, the addition of public park areas, alterations to the golf course, and addition of a 6.412 hectare parcel adjacent to Cartwright Street. The amendment also provides for the addition of new commercial and commercial mixed uses near the existing clubhouse, that will be limited to those uses that complement the golf course and needs of the community residents. This may include a hotel, retail, and service providers.
The approved Willows concept plan currently requires all residential development to be developed within a condominium. The proposal would provide for the development of fee-simple lots (separately titled lots not part of a condominium plan) within the amendment area. The existing residential properties developed in the Willows will remain as a condominium development.
The application will also include amendments to the Official Community Plan (OCP) Land Use Map, and a minor text amendment, and an amendment to the Direct Control District 4 (DCD4) regulations contained in the City of Saskatoon Zoning Bylaw to accommodate the proposed development.