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Council approves land purchase to relocate bus barns & city yards

Saskatoon city council has just approved the purchase of 180 acres of land that will serve as a new location for the Saskatoon Transit Service bus barns, the public works department and the city yards, according to Sean Shaw who is live blogging from tonight’s council meeting.


The parcel is located west of the Saskatoon landfill, south of Montgomery Placeand north of Valley Road. The location may have once been considered impractical, but when completed, the new Circle Drive South bridge will provide easy access to the east side of the city for buses and snow plows.


The relocation of the public works department and the city yards will free up twenty-four acres of prime land in north downtown. A new home for the bus barns was the next major step in moving the South Caswell Concept Plan forward. The plan calls for the redevelopment of two whole city blocks including a number of affordable housing initiatives, some commercial space, a dog park of approximately 8,000 square feet and a 65,000 square foot neighbourhood park space. This move will come as great news to Caswell Hill residents who have had to deal with the noise and the smell of the public transportation facility for years.


Read also: City eyes land for bus barns – Star Phoenix


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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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