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Ken Achs challenges Saskatoon to get to work on north downtown

In an April 23rd letter to Mayor Don Atchison and city council, local developer Ken Achs calls for the city to “step on the gas” in making improvements in north downtown Saskatoon.


Taking a number of thinly veiled shots at the city for their focus on south downtown, not to mention their accommodation of delays that have occurred there, Achs cites an impressive list of developments that his company is responsible for, all located north of 21st Street.


“…the new King George has re-energized the corner of 23rd and 2nd…everyone asks us why the City has not responded in kind and moved the bus mall, the single biggest detriment to this area. Discussions to move it began several years ago, and on the strength of the City’s acknowledgement that it would be moved, we invested millions of dollars.”


It’s hard to argue with his logic. Given the number of high-quality developments that Mid-West is responsible for why would we leave them hanging as they try to sell high end condos across the street from a bus mall that everyone hates? Everything about downtown Saskatoonwill be better when it’s gone.


Read Ken Ach’s letter to council here.


Norm Fisher
Royal LePage Vidorra

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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