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Written by Carol Thomson   
Wednesday, 10 July 2013 17:29

saskatoon regional growth plan

You may have heard the talk in the past about the City of Saskatoon preparing for when we hit 500,000 people, but now they are looking even further ahead.

A new proposed regional growth plan is in the works.

The plan is to prepare for a population of half a million and then even further into the future for a regional population of one million or more within 50 years.

Mayor Don Atchison says the plan for 500 thousand also needs to be the right plan for a city of a million in the future.

Growing out of the present borders at some point means the City will be working with the RM of Corman Park, the Cities of Martensville and Warman, the Town of Osler, and First Nations' governments.

City Council will receive a report outlining the first steps to a regional planning framework on July 17th with more formal meetings in the fall.

In the meantime, the City will continue discussions with the leadership of surrounding communities and other stakeholders.

Recent estimates show Saskatoon has grown by almost 10-thousand resident over the past year with a population of 246-thousand-300 and the Census Metropolitan Area is over 284-thousand.

(ct July10/13)


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Last Updated on Thursday, 11 July 2013 06:16