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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