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Decisions in Brief

For immediate release: October 10, 2017 - 3:25pm
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From the Monday, October 2 Planning, Development & Community Services Meeting
6.1.5 Naming Advisory Committee Report

Decision

*There was unanimous support to recommend to City Council;

  1. That ‘Peacock’ and ‘Prasad’ be added to the Names Master List (Unassigned); and
  2. That the report of the General Manager, Community Services Department dated September 14, 2017, be forwarded to City Council for approval of a request to rename a portion of Victoria Park 'Reconciliation Circle.’ 

Background

*According to Naming of Civic Property and Development Areas Policy No. C09-008 (Naming Policy), all names proposed for the Names Master List will be screened by the Naming Advisory Committee and meet City Council’s guidelines for name selection. All requests for naming of roadways from the Names Master List will be selected or endorsed by His Worship the Mayor. Name suffixes are circulated through the Administration for technical review. At the May 18, 2017 meeting of the Naming Advisory Committee, a request was made to rename Victoria Park, or a portion thereof, to Reconciliation Park. At that time, the committee moved that further information be provided to consider a possible naming of a portion of Victoria Park.

6.2.5 Naming Major Projects – Amendments to Naming of Civic Property and Development Areas

Decision

*The Committee will recommend to City Council;

  1. That the proposed amendments to Naming of Civic Property and Development Areas be approved; and
  2. That Administration provide an attachment to the policy which would lay out the processes for naming major infrastructure and refer to the Naming Advisory Committee for review.

Background

*During its January 25, 2016 meeting, City Council resolved, in part: “1. That City Council amend the naming policy process such that Council applies a name during the planning stages of major projects and that the Administration report back with specific wording.”

7.2.2 Vacant Lot and Adaptive Reuse Incentive Program

Decision

*The Committee will recommend to City Council;

  1. That a five-year tax abatement up to 100% of the incremental taxes for the building and structured parking to be developed at 309 22nd Street East, be approved; and
  2. That the five-year tax abatement take effect in the taxation year following completion of the project.

Background

*The Vacant Lot and Adaptive Reuse Incentive Program is designed to encourage infill development on vacant and underutilized sites and buildings within Saskatoon’s established neighbourhoods, including the Downtown. During its June 23, 2014 meeting, City Council approved amendments to the Vacant Lot and Adaptive Reuse Incentive Program to include new incentives for offices and structured parking in accordance with the City Centre Plan.