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City council favours Lake Placid negotiation on Parcel Y

In a 10-1 vote last night, Saskatoon city council voted in favour of re-opening negotiations with Lake Placid Developments for the purchase of “Parcel Y” at River Landing in the Central Business District.


There are two major questions that still need to be answered.


1. Does Lake Placid have sufficient financing to complete the project?


City administrators will appoint an independent auditor to undertake a due diligence process to ensure that the dollars are available.


2. Can the two parties agree on a price?


Lake Placid had previously agreed to purchase the land for $4.6 million dollars. That deal fell apart in October of last year and the developer has asked that it be reinstated. Two professional appraisers have recently been done on the land. One suggested a value of $10.4 million and the other came in at $11.6 million.


City administration is expected to report its finding to council by May 25.


Read David Hutton’s story from the Star Phoenix here.


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Norm Fisher, Author of the TeamFisher Saskatoon Real Estate Blog

About Norm

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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