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A major amendment to the Rosewood Neighbourhood Concept Plan is proposed to accommodate a number of changes to the east side of the neighbourhood. The amendment will provide for the inclusion of lands east of Zimmerman Road as an employment area consisting of commercial and light industrial land uses. Also proposed are changes to the layout and land use pattern of the eastern portion of the neighbourhood, including new opportunities for higher density residential and mixed use development along corridors. Roadway access to the neighbourhood from Highway 16, previously proposed to be via Rosewood Gate South, is now proposed for Zimmerman Road.

The proposed changes will add 152 acres to the neighbourhood, bringing the total area to 876 acres. The original concept plan, approved by City Council in 2008, projected a total neighbourhood population of 10,657 residents. The proposed amendment would result in approximately 11,890 residents.

Amendments to the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw related to this concept plan amendment are also proposed.

WHAT IS A NEIGHBOURHOOD CONCEPT PLAN?

Neighbourhood Concept Plans (NCPs) provide detailed neighborhood level land use plans for new neighbourhoods throughout the City of Saskatoon. NCPs supplement the Official Community Plan (OCP). An OCP provides the framework to define, direct, and evaluate development in the City of Saskatoon.

NCPs provide information about desired forms of land use, road design concepts, servicing, financing, and urban design intended for the neighbourhood.

The NCP process engages a broad range of stakeholders, including landowners, neighbouring residents, community groups, and development interests. Community consultation initiatives gather valuable feedback from stakeholders prior to finalizing the conceptual design of a new neighbourhood.

Through the years, as a neighbourhood is built out, changing circumstances may necessitate amendments to an NCP. For example, specific development proposals within a neighbourhood may not be consistent with the NCP, requiring further consideration and sometimes alteration to the existing approved NCP. These proposed amendments are taken back to the community for feedback prior to being submitted to City Council for final approval.

PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

Thursday, March 20, 2014
5:00 - 8:00 PM (Come-and-Go)
Location: Elim Church (Atrium) – 419 Slimmon Road

The open house will provide an opportunity to view the proposals and to ask questions to City of Saskatoon staff and development partners.

For more information, please contact:
Christine Gutmann, Senior Planner
Planning & Development Division, Community Services Department, City of Saskatoon
222-3rd Avenue North Saskatoon, S7K 0J5
Email: christine.gutmann@saskatoon.ca PH: (306) 975-2993 Fax: (306) 975-7712

A major amendment to the Rosewood Neighbourhood Concept Plan is proposed to accommodate a number of changes to the east side of the neighbourhood. Please view the Concept Plan Amendment information and provide us with your comment.

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Patrick Lalach about 5 years ago

Thank you for the drawings. Major, major concerns with what is being proposed in particular on the Transportation side! The level of service and traffic that will be forced onto the Collector Roadways (Rosewood Boulevard); the operations of the interesections, the neighborhood cut through traffic, the doublebacking required to get to and from the town centre and school sites, and the removal of the Rosewood Gate South flyover will all change the way the entire subdivision functions. Further the densification of housings on the east portion of the subdivision will have major negative impact on systems such as sanitary and stormsewer, as well as adjacent land values. Will the detailed Concept Plan with the detailed engineering calculations be made available prior to Open House or immediately thereafter? Comparison needs to be made to the Approved Rosewood Neighborhood Design. This isn't a new concept plan, half of Rosewood is already built and people are living there and bought homes based on the original design. The consultation and approval process has to be different than a new neighborhood concept.

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Christine Gutmann about 5 years ago

Thank you for using the Shaping Saskatoon discussion forum. Since your post, we have added some additional information about concept plans to the discussion as well as additional attachments. All comments provided this evening at the Open House, on this discussion forum or otherwise will be taken into consideration as we move forward. Thank you. Christine Gutmann, Planning and Development Division

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hunter 12 about 5 years ago

Wow, this is a major change. The planned route for the perimeter highway has obviously been changed since there are multiple intersections planned for Zimmer Road (proposed perimeter highway route). Can you post the new route for the perimeter highway?

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Christine Gutmann about 5 years ago

Thanks for using the Shaping Saskatoon discussion forum. The Perimeter Highway is currently under review through the Saskatoon Perimeter Hwy Validation Study. The Study will assess the current approved location of the Perimeter Highway around the southeast, northeast and northwest of the City of Saskatoon. The results of this study are expected soon. Christine Gutmann, Planning and Development Division

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John Krowina about 5 years ago

Are there any wetlands in the proposed amendment area? There are a number of very productive wetlands in fairly close proximity to the east side of the city. What is being done to balance the needs to preserve wetlands and development? Second, the attachments to this web page are very difficult to view and use. I have not been able to open them properly or navigate within them. Third, where will stormwater be drained? thanks.

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Christine Gutmann about 5 years ago

Thanks for using the Shaping Saskatoon discussion forum. There are no wetlands in the proposed amendment area. Appropriate stormwater drainage is being evaluated by the City of Saskatoon as part of our review process. Christine Gutmann, Planning and Development Division

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Amanda An about 5 years ago

I am not happy with the removal of the enter/exit onto highway 16 via Rosewood Gate South!! I would like to know how to dispute this amendment as I bought my house based on the original design of the subdivision and removing that exit cause double the traffic to exit rosewood via Boychuk which will make that entrance/exit unbelievably busy. I want the original plan/design for the Rosewood South Gate entrance/exit from highway 16 to stay. It's not fair to change the plan when so many people bought in this area based on the original plan!!! It's very upsetting!!

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Christine Gutmann about 5 years ago

Thank you for using the Shaping Saskatoon discussion forum. All comments provided on this discussion forum or otherwise will be taken into consideration as we move forward. Thank you. Christine Gutmann, Planning and Development Division

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