Marquis Industrial, Saskatoon

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Marquis Industrial
Neighborhood
Coordinates: 52°11′33″N 106°40′53″W / 52.19250°N 106.68139°W / 52.19250; -106.68139Coordinates: 52°11′33″N 106°40′53″W / 52.19250°N 106.68139°W / 52.19250; -106.68139
Country  Canada
Province  Saskatchewan
City Saskatoon
Suburban Development Area North Industrial SDA
Neighbourhood Marquis Industrial
Annexed 1980-1984
Government
 • Administrative body Saskatoon City Council
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
City of Saskatoon Neighborhoods

Marquis Industrial is an industrial park located in the North Industrial SDA Suburban Development Area of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Industrial parks are usually located close to transport facilities, especially where more than one transport modalities coincide. Sk Hwy 11, and Sk Hwy 12 are all accessed directly from Marquis Industrial. The Saskatoon John G. Diefenbaker International Airport is west of the Sk Hwy 11 Sk Hwy 12 concurrency along Idylwyld Drive.

Geography[edit]

The land was annexed from the rural municipality of Corman Park between 1975 to 1984 and 1990-1994. In 2005 land was annexed for Akzo (Marquis Industrial).[1] The Marquis Industrial subdivision is along two major trucking routes. Sk Hwy 11 to Prince Albert via Warman, and Sk Hwy 12 to Blaine Lake via Martensville mark the western boundary. Commercial and industrial enterprises along both sides of 71st Street are the northern perimeter of the industrial park.

From the 1980s until recently, the portion of Marquis Industrial east of the rail line and north of the Silverwood Heights community was demarcated as Silverwood Industrial.

Economy[edit]

The Marquis Industrial park is a mix of commercial and industrial concerns. Merlin-Ford Lincoln is a car dealership located in the Marquis Industrial area and has not relocated to the auto mall in the Stonegate subdivision. Cover-all Building Systems, Case-New Holland agricultural machinery manufacturer, Peavey Mart, Maple Leaf pork processing facility, Akzo Nobel Chemicals Ltd., Beachcomber Hot Tubs, Centennial Plumbing and Heating are a few of the Marquis Industrial businesses. The Saskatoon Correctional Centre also is located in the Marquis Industrial park. NORAC Systems International Inc. opened their 2.87-acre (11,600 m2) land, $2.5-million industrial plant in 2007.[2]

In the Marquis Industrial subdivision are 1092 full-time employees and 24 part-time employees.[3]

In the Marquis Industrial area, some lots were listed as high as

$290,000 per acre and sold at an average of $294,000 per acre – seven per cent more than asking price.

— 2008[4]

Transportation[edit]

Until recently, the area was primarily accessed via Wanuskewein Road and Miller Avenue from the south and north and 71st Street from the west. An extension of Marquis Drive has now provided the region with its major road access, and in 2013 the city approved plans for a north commuter bridge off the east end of Marquis that will connect to an extension of McOrmond Drive from the east, providing a major commuter link between Marquis Industrial and the residential communities in northeast and east Saskatoon. The bridge is not, however, being considered a truck route.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Populace Spring 2006". Archived from the original on 2007-12-01. Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  2. ^ "Business invests ... Saskatoon wins!(SASKATOON UPDATE)(Company overview) Industry & Business Article - Research, News, Information, Contacts, Divisions, Subsidiaries, Business Associations". Retrieved 2008-05-12. 
  3. ^ "Final Report 2005". Retrieved 2008-05-12. [dead link]
  4. ^ Kyle, Cassandra (2008). "City sees industrial land rush Average price for one acre of land ...". Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authorigy Inc. Star Phoenix CanWest Interactive,. Retrieved 2008-05-12. [dead link]

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