Montgomery residents say no to proposed apartment buildings in their area
Posted on January 7, 2012 by Norm Fisher, Royal LePage Vidorra
Residents of Saskatoon’s Montgomery Place area are rattled at the thought of apartment buildings in their area, one of the few neighbourhoods in the city that is comprised entirely of single-family dwellings.North Ridge Developments, which owns an 18 acre parcel on 11th Street East is seeking approval to build three four-storey rental apartments with a total of 192 units on five acres of that land. The remaining 13 acres could be developed if an appropriate level of demand exists. The current bylaw allows for this type of construction, and has since 1979, but a designation added in the ‘90’s requires developers to show that the existing infrastructure is adequate to accommodate new development. Residents of the area feel that a potential doubling of the population in the historic area would lead to traffic congestion and over-populated schools.
Montgomery residents seem to be feeling a bit “under siege,” according to a recent story in the Star Phoenix. Other recent concerns include a proposed 120-metre wind turbine which would be erected at the landfill, the development of Circle Drive South, and the plan to relocate the city yards and the public transit headquarters, all of which will be adjacent to the area.
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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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