Lakewood Suburban Centre, Saskatoon

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Lakewood Suburban Centre
City of Saskatoon neighborhood
Lakewood S.C. entrance sign
Lakewood S.C. entrance sign
Lakewood SC location map
Lakewood SC location map
Coordinates: 52°5′53″N 106°34′0″W / 52.09806°N 106.56667°W / 52.09806; -106.56667Coordinates: 52°5′53″N 106°34′0″W / 52.09806°N 106.56667°W / 52.09806; -106.56667
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area Lakewood
Neighbourhood Lakewood Suburban Centre
Annexed 1975-1984
Construction 2001-present
Government
 • Type Municipal (Ward 9)
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
 • Councillor Tiffany Paulsen
Area
 • Total 0.93 km2 (0.36 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 1,850
 • Average Income $65,927
Time zone UTC (UTC-6)

Lakewood Suburban Centre is a mixed-development neighbourhood located in southeast Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. It is a classified as a "suburban centre" subdivision, composed of mostly medium to high-density multiple-unit dwellings, commercial areas and civic facilities. As of 2011, the area is home to 1,850 residents. The neighbourhood is considered a middle-income area, with an average family income of $65,927, an average dwelling value of $227,522 and a home ownership rate of 76.8%.[1][2] According to MLS data, the average sale price of a home as of 2013 was $252,618.[3]

History[edit]

The land for the Lakewood Suburban Centre was annexed between 1975 and 1984.[2] Residential construction began in 2003 after infrastructure had been completed. The housing stock is composed entirely of low-rise apartment style condominiums and townhouses.[1] City council approved architectural controls for some of Lakewood SC's development in 2006.[4] All the lots in the neighbourhood have been purchased, so development will continue until full build-out is achieved.

When Lakewood Suburban Centre first appeared on city maps in the 1980s it had different boundaries further to the west, encompassing the Heritage subdivision, including the area recreation centre and library, as well as the Wildwood Golf Course. In the 1990s, the City of Saskatoon revised its community boundaries, extending the boundary of the Wildwood neighborhood east to Boychuk Drive, encompassing the land previously defined as being the Lakewood Suburban Centre. Lakewood Suburban Centre was subsequently redefined as the region to the southeast of Boychuk Dr. and Taylor Street.

Government and politics[edit]

Condos in Lakewood SC

Lakewood SC exists within the federal electoral district of Blackstrap. It is currently represented by Lynne Yelich of the Conservative Party of Canada, first elected in 2000 and re-elected in 2004 and 2006.

Provincially, the area is within the constituency of Saskatoon Southeast. It is currently represented by Don Morgan of the Saskatchewan Party, first elected in 2003.

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Lakewood SC lies within ward 9. It is currently represented by Councillor Tiffany Paulsen, first elected in 2000 and re-elected in 2003 and 2006.

Institutions[edit]

Education[edit]

There are no schools in Lakewood SC. The nearest schools are in the neighbouring Lakeridge subdivision.

Public safety[edit]

  • Fire Station #8 - opened on October 22, 2010.[5][6] Built to serve the growing population in the southeast part of Saskatoon,[7] construction officially began on Fire Station #8 on August 17, 2009. It cost $5.4 million to build.[8]

Parks and recreation[edit]

Trounce Pond
  • Trounce Pond (8.7 acres)
  • Southeast Park (proposed, 200 acres)[9]

Commercial[edit]

Lakewood SC has commercial development concentrated around the corner of Herold Road and Slimmon Road, with a combination of strip mall and stand-alone commercial buildings.

Location[edit]

Lakewood Suburban Centre is located within the Lakewood Suburban Development Area. It is bounded by Boychuk Drive to the west, and Taylor Street to the north. The south and east boundaries are formed by the Southeast Development Area, which includes the future neighbourhood of Rosewood.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Services/PlanningDevelopment/Documents/Research/Neighbourhood_profiles/2012/Lakewood Suburban Centre.pdf "Lakewood Suburban Centre" (PDF). Neighbourhood Profiles. City of Saskatoon. 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  2. ^ a b Populace Spring 2006 8 (1), City of Saskatoon - City Planning Branch, Spring 2006, p. 5 
  3. ^ "Lakewood S.C.". Saskatoon Realty. Retrieved 2014-01-08. 
  4. ^ Stantec Architecture Ltd. (January 23, 2006). "Lakewood Suburban Centre Architectural Controls for RM4 & RM5 Residential Zones". City of Saskatoon - Community Services - Land Branch. Retrieved 2008-01-06. [dead link]
  5. ^ "East Division". Saskatoon Fire & Protective Services. City of Saskatoon. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  6. ^ "Fire Station #8 Grand Opening - The City of Saskatoon's Ninth Fire Station". City of Saskatoon. October 22, 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 
  7. ^ Coolican, Lori (December 15, 2007). "Fire hall for southeast part of city's plans". The StarPhoenix. Retrieved 2008-01-07. 
  8. ^ "Fire Station #8 Grand Opening". Saskatoon City News. City of Saskatoon. October 22, 2010. Retrieved 2012-03-16. 
  9. ^ "Southeast Park - Lakewood Suburban Area - FAQ". City of Saskatoon. Retrieved 2008-01-07. [dead link]

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