Building on final piece of property for needed for Pleasant Hill Village demolished
Posted on June 30, 2010 by Norm Fisher, Royal LePage Vidorra
The Kubica Glassworks building at 1407 20th Street West has finally been demolished after a lengthy public negotiation that failed and set the stage for a rare expropriation by the City of Saskatoon. The property was the last of several required to free all of the land for a 72-unit seniors complex being built as part of the Pleasant Hillrevitalization project.
The city has purchased all of the adjacent properties and already demolished several houses but had been unable to settle with the owners of Kubica Glass who lived and worked out of the 20th Street building.
The City of Saskatoon took possession of the property on April 30. Following an environmental assessment of the land and any necessary remediation, it’s hoped that construction of the senior’s complex can begin by fall of 2010.
Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.Less...
Licensed in 1993, Norm brings a wealth of experience to TeamFisher. He has worked in every imaginable capacity including sales agent, office manager, team leader, broker and now, broker/owner. Norm has written a weekly review of the Saskatoon real estate market for more than 650 consecutive weeks which may make him the most consistent industry blogger in the world.
Norm is known for his passion for technology and can most often be found exploring and experimenting with the next big thing in real estate marketing. He was the first Saskatoon real estate agent to promote a home online and has been an early adopter of new technologies ever since. “Everything about this business has changed over the past 20 years, and it will happen again in the next ten. An open mind and a curious attitude are all that’s needed to continue to find new ways to serve our clients by delivering a faster, smoother, worry-free transaction,” says Norm.
In his spare time, Norm enjoys Crossfit and cycling, some years accumulating over 2,000 kilometres on the road. He’s a strong supporter of the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation and enjoys raising funds by joining fun, fitness-related initiatives like the Grouse Grind for Shelter. In 2015, he trekked the Peruvian Andes to Machu Picchu. In 2017 he walked the southern highlands of Iceland across mountains, sand, snow, ice, lava fields and forest for seven days. Collectively those initiatives raised over a million dollars for Canadian women's shelters.
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