Saskatoon Real Estate News August 25, 2016

Saskatoon’s new infill housing regulations

The City of Saskatoon has recently come forward with new regulations concerning design guidelines for infill housing. Infill housing has become a very popular trend within certain neighbourhoods. It consists of demolishing and rebuilding new housing within neighbourhoods already built up in the city. The most predominant neighbourhoods that have seen infill housing tend to be those that are the oldest such as Buena Vista, Nutana, Varsity View, Caswell Hill, Montgomery Place, City Park, and North Park.

After many years of infills being built and some not quite assimilating to the character and essence of the area, the city of Saskatoon has decided that regulations were necessary. The Neighbourhood Level Infill Development Strategy was adopted to ensure that distinctive patterns within the existing development and historic characteristics of the neighbourhoods are maintained. The regulations will help minimize massing of new developments, regulate infill lot grading, address parking concerns, and protect the general streetscape.

If new housing in an already developed neighbourhood is something you are considering to purchase, contact me and I can help you determine which area is best for you. I can also put you in touch with several Trusted Saskatoon partners to ensure your build goes smoothly.


Kari Calder

Saskatoon real estate agent

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