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Decisions in Brief

For immediate release: October 10, 2017 - 3:31pm
MR17-207

From the October 2, 2017 Finance Committee Meeting

7.1.3 Request for Direct Sale to Saskatchewan Housing Corporation – 303 Fast Court in Aspen Ridge

Decision

*The Committee will recommend to City Council that the Director of Saskatoon Land be authorized to offer, by direct sale, Lot 1, Block 701, Plan 102201769 to Saskatchewan Housing Corporation for the purpose of constructing a group home.

Background

*Saskatchewan Housing Corporation (SHC) is a Crown corporation owned by the Government of Saskatchewan, dedicated to providing a range of programs and services to help Saskatchewan people in greatest housing need. Three to four individuals normally reside in these group homes which are staffed 24 hours a day with support staff. On August 11, 2016, a letter was received from the Real Estate Officer of Housing Development requesting a direct sale of a designated group home lot in Aspen Ridge. Prior to submitting a direct sale request to the Standing Policy Committee on Finance in 2016, the Administration was informed that the purchase would have to be delayed. On August 22, 2017, SHC indicated they had the approval to proceed with the purchase of the designated site at 303 Fast Court.

7.1.4 City Owned Land Inventory in the Downtown and Plans for Development

Decision

*The Committee agreed that the information be received.

Background

*At its May 1, 2017 meeting, the Standing Policy Committee on Finance resolved, in part: “2. That the Administration report by September 2017 on all Saskatoon Land inventory in the downtown and any approved plans for development.”