Evergreen, Saskatoon

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Evergreen
Neighborhood
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area University Heights
Neighbourhood Evergreen
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 10)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
 • Councillor Zach Jeffries
 • MLA Ken Cheveldayoff
 • MP Brad Trost
Time zone UTC (UTC-6)
City of Saskatoon Neighbourhoods

Evergreen is a residential neighborhood under construction within the University Heights Suburban Development Area of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The residential area is constructed around the village centre and a larger district village.[1] The subdivision was created in 2010. Evergreen is projected to have a density of 8.6 units per acre, becoming one of the densest neighborhoods in Saskatoon when complete.[2]

According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $454,661.[3]

Description[edit]

The Evergreen neighborhood is planned to be built out in seven phases; once complete it is expected to:[4]

  • 655 acres (including 42.12 acres of park land);
  • 12,622 projected population;
  • 5,712 units (2,021 single family units and 3,691 units).

The neighborhood is named for two standard of Scots Pine that were 50-year-old and incorporated into the layout of the neighborhood. These trees were originally part of the Sutherland Forest Nursery Station.

The community is separated from neighbouring developments to the south by greenbelts provided by University of Saskatchewan agricultural land holdings and the Forestry Farm Park and Zoo.

As is standard in most recently developed Saskatoon communities, street names consist of assorted named recognizing Saskatoon citizens, with main core roads using the name of the community.

The first residential lots were offered for sale by the City of Saskatoon in 2010.

Evergreen will be the first large scale installation of LED street lights by Saskatoon Light & Power.[5]

Government and politics[edit]

Evergreen exists within the federal electoral district of Saskatoon—Humboldt. It is currently represented by Brad Trost of the Conservative Party of Canada, first elected in 2004 and re-elected in 2006 and 2011.

Provincially, the area is within the constituency of Saskatoon Silver Springs. It is currently represented by Ken Cheveldayoff of the Saskatchewan Party, first elected in 2003 and re-elected in 2007.

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Evergreen lies within ward 10. It is currently represented by Zach Jeffries, first elected in 2012.

Institutions[edit]

Education[edit]

At present, no schools exist in Evergreen. The nearest secondary schools are Centennial Collegiate (public) and St. Joseph's (separate) in the University Heights Suburban Centre to the south. The closest elementary schools are Silverspring (public) and Mother Teresa (separate) in the adjacent Silverspring neighbourhood and Dr. John G. Egnatoff in the Erindale neighbourhood. Currently transportation is being provided to any of these three schools by First Bus Canada.

On October 22, 2013, the provincial government announced funding for new schools in Saskatoon, including a joint-use public/separate school in Evergreen.[6]

Commercial[edit]

At present, Evergreen is too young a community to have any substantial commercial development. A district commercial hub is planned on the northeast side of Evergreen around the intersection of McOrmond Drive and Fedoruk Drive, but at present the closest major commercial to Evergreen is in the University Heights Suburban Centre to the south.

Location[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "City of Saskatoon · Departments · Community Services · Lots for ...". Retrieved 2010-10-30. 
  2. ^ The density dilemma
  3. ^ "Evergreen". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  4. ^ Evergreen Concept Plan
  5. ^ "Saskatoon Light and Power selects LED Roadway Lighting Ltd fixtures". LED's Magazine. PennWell Corporation,. 6 Apr 2011. Retrieved 2011-07-10. 
  6. ^ "Province announces plan to build 9 new schools using P3". CBC News. 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2013-10-22.