Aspen Ridge, Saskatoon
|City of Saskatoon neighborhood|
|Suburban Development Area||University Heights|
|• Type||Municipal (Ward 10)|
|• Administrative body||Saskatoon City Council|
|• Councillor||Zach Jeffries|
|• Total||2.57 km2 (0.99 sq mi)|
|• Total||13,000 (est. upon buildout)|
|• Average Income||$|
|Time zone||UTC (UTC-6)|
Aspen Ridge is a neighbourhood located in northeast Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, construction on which began in 2014. At full build-out, Aspen Ridge will eventually house an estimated 13,000 people. Unlike many of the city's suburban neighbourhoods, it will feature higher density housing on a grid network of roads.
Government and politics
Provincially, the area overlaps the constituencies of Saskatoon Southeast and Saskatoon Silver Springs. They currently represented by Don Morgan and Ken Chevaldayoff of the Saskatchewan Party, respectively.
In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Aspen Ridge lies within ward 10. It is currently represented by Councillor Zach Jeffries, first elected in 2012.
No plans exist yet for schools in Aspen Ridge. St. Joseph High School and Centennial Collegiate are located in the University Heights Suburban Centre immediately to the south. The nearest elementary schools as of 2013 are located in nearby Silverspring and soon Willowgrove, though the city's public and separate school boards have yet to indicate where students residing in Aspen Ridge will be bused until such a time as schools are constructed in the community.
Parks and recreation
No plans exist yet for recreation facilities within the community, although the community plan shows the usual allotment of neighbourhood parks. A regional recreation facility, the SaskTel Soccer Centre, is located in the University Heights Suburban Centre to the south. The Forestry Farm Park and Saskatoon Zoo is also in the vicinity.
The neighbourhood concept plan identifies two commercial zones: a mixed-use commercial/residential area on the edge of the community in the southwest corner, and a purely commercial district in the southeast corner. Until such commercial development occurs, the nearest major retail area is several kilometres to the southwest in the University Heights Suburban Centre.
Aspen Ridge is a roughly triangular shaped neighbourhood located within the University Heights Suburban Development Area. It is bounded to the south by the neighbourhood of Evergreen and the University of Saskatchewan Kearnan Farm, with the latter forming a green belt separation between Aspen Ridge and other communities to the south. To the north and east it is bounded by the proposed provincial perimeter highway, and to the north and west it is bounded by the Northeast Swale preserved lands. Its primary road access will be via an extension of McOrmond Drive from the south and northwest which is expected to link to a planned north commuter bridge connecting to the northwest end of Saskatoon, with Agra Road, a grid road, providing access to the perimeter highway to the east, though this road will be removed by further development.
||University Heights SDA||R.M. of Corman Park||University Heights SDA|
|University Heights SDA||Holmwood SDA|
|Evergreen||University of Saskatchewan - Kearnan Farm||Holmwood SDA|
- Hamilton, Charles (2013-03-09). "New suburb to feature high-density design". The StarPhoenix. Postmedia Network. Retrieved 2013-10-07.
- "Boundary Alteration". City of Saskatoon - Planning and Development Branch. Retrieved 2013-03-21.
- "University Heights Sector". City of Saskatoon - Planning and Development Branch. Retrieved 2013-03-21.