Blairmore Suburban Centre, Saskatoon

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Blairmore Suburban Centre
Construction in the Blairmore Suburban Centre, Blairmore SDA
CountryCanada
ProvinceSaskatchewan
CitySaskatoon
SDABlairmore Suburban Development Area
Government
 • TypeMunicipal (Ward 3)
 • Administrative bodySaskatoon City Council
 • CouncillorAnn Iwanchuk
Statistics c. 2005[1][2]

The Blairmore Suburban Centre is a community service/commercial/residential community currently under development in western Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It is part of the city's Blairmore Suburban Development Area, a large region annexed from the Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344 in 2005. Ultimately, the SDA will consist of seven new neighbourhoods, plus the Blairmore Suburban Centre, which is the first component of the SDA to be developed.

The suburban centre lies south of 22nd Street West, which is also Saskatchewan Highway 14. Saskatchewan Highway 7 forms the area's western boundary as it links to the site of a proposed interchange at 22nd Street; prior to 2012, however, the highway was temporarily aligned with Betts Avenue within the suburban centre until a new roadway was later constructed. The community also dovetails with the final phase of construction of the adjacent Parkridge community to the south. At present, the suburban centre consists of two high schools Tommy Douglas Collegiate and Bethlehem High School, plus a recreation/civic centre named Shaw Centre which opened the fall of 2008.; the three facilities are unique in Saskatoon as they are the first to be physically connected as one large building, allowing sharing of recreation amenities.

Recreation facilities[edit]

  • Shaw Centre (formerly known as Blairmore Civic Centre) on Bowlt Crescent opened in the fall of 2008 and includes a track and 50 meter swimming pool.[3] It is physically connected to the area's two high schools.

Shopping[edit]

  • A major big-box development is located west of Betts Avenue and south of 22nd Street, featuring a Wal-Mart and other retailers including Sally Beauty Supply, Bulk Barn, Jump.ca, Subway, Pennington's, Reitman, Sleep Country, and the Royal Bank.
  • Additional strip-mall and hotel development exists east of Betts Avenue, as well. The hotels being built includes some of the first new accommodations to be constructed on the west side of the city in decades.
  • Approximately 315,000 square feet (29,300 m2) of retail is expected to be ultimately constructed in Blairmore SDA[4] It is not known how much of this is earmarked for the Suburban Centre itself.
  • The suburban centre is located a few kilometres west of the main 22nd Street commercial hub at Circle Drive.
  • Hotels: Best Western Plus

There is a Boston Pizza, Dollorama, Staples, Rock Creek, and Wok Box

Government and politics[edit]

Blairmore Suburban Centre exists within the federal electoral district of Saskatoon West. It is currently represented by Sheri Benson of the New Democratic Party, first elected in 2015.[5]

Provincially, the area is within the constituency of Saskatoon Fairview. It is currently represented by Vicki Mowat of the Saskatchewan New Democratic Party, who was elected in the September 7, 2017 Saskatoon Fairview bi-election.[6]

In Saskatoon's non-partisan municipal politics, Blairmore Suburban Centre lies within ward 3. It is currently represented by Ann Iwanchuk, first elected in 2011.[7]

Education[edit]

Tommy Douglas Collegiate – Shaw Centre – Bethlehem High School panorama The area's two high schools are connected together by way of the Shaw Centre recreation complex.[8]

Tommy Douglas Collegiate – Shaw Centre – Bethlehem High School panorama

Transportation[edit]

Pedestrian overpass at 14 / 7

22nd Street (Highway 14) is a major thoroughfare through Saskatoon Highway 14 connects with Asquith, Biggar Wilkie, Unity, and Macklin en route to Alberta.

Much of the SC is being constructed on the former alignment of Highway 7; the highway wsd temporarily rerouted along Betts Avenue to Hwy 14/22nd Street. A permanent realignment, farther to the west, was put in place in 2012, with an interchange planned at the junction of Hwys 7 and 14.

City Transit[edit]

Public Transit to the area began on August 31, 2008. Route 23 to Hampton Place runs Monday to Friday at a 30-minute frequency during peak hours, and a 60-minute frequency during midday hours. There is no evening or weekend service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Neighbourhood Profiles Archived 2007-03-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ City of Saskatoon · Departments · Community Services · Community ... Archived February 3, 2007, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ City of Saskatoon · Departments · Community Services · Leisure Services & Community Development Archived February 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. accessed April 1, 2007
  4. ^ City on retailer radar – December 5, 2006 accessed March 7, 2007
  5. ^ Current Members of Parliament, retrieved 2017-04-16
  6. ^ Legislative Assembly of Saskatchewan - Members of the Legislative Assembly, retrieved 2017-04-16
  7. ^ City Councillors - Saskatoon.ca, retrieved 2017-04-16
  8. ^ City of Saskatoon · Departments · Community Services · Leisure ... Archived February 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine. accessed March 7, 2007
  9. ^ west sector development. Archived October 8, 2006, at the Wayback Machine. accessed March 7, 2007
  10. ^ Sod-turning marks next chapter accessed March 7, 2007

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