University Heights SDA, Saskatoon
|University Heights SDA|
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|62,152 projected 2025|
|Area code(s)||Area code 306|
University Heights Suburban Development Area (SDA) is an area in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (Canada). It is a part of the east side community of Saskatoon. It lies (generally) south of the outskirts of the City and the Rural Municipality of Corman Park No. 344, east of the South Saskatchewan River, and Lawson SDA, north of the Lakewood SDA, and Nutana SDA.
- 1 Future Centre
- 2 Neighbourhoods
- 3 Recreation Facilities
- 4 Education
- 5 Library
- 6 Transportation
- 7 References
- 8 External links
This area at the beginning of the 21st century is one of the fastest growing neighbourhoods of Saskatoon. A multidimensional park is being planned, incorporating outdoor and indoor soccer fields, St. Joseph's High School, an artificial turf football field, the Alice Turner branch of the Saskatoon Public Library, a fire hall, and a recycling depot.
There are seven areas for expansion in the University Heights SDA
- University Heights Suburban Centre
- Willowgrove (2004)
- Evergreen (2011)
- Aspen Ridge (2015)
- Neighbourhoods 3-5 projected 2017-2025
The city commenced selling lots in Evergreen in 2011. Construction on the first phase of Aspen Ridge is expected to begin in 2015.
- Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park and Zoo
- Saskatoon Field House
- Saskatoon Natural Grassland conservation area located east of the Forestry Farm Park and Zoo
- Petturson's Ravine located north of the Regional Psychiatric Centre, east of the South Saskatchewan River and west of the proposed new neighbourhood developments and across the road from the Saskatoon Natural Grassland conservation area.
- The Peggy McKercher Conservation Area, was dedicated on Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 2:00 pm This new 22.8-acre (92,000 m2) park is located north on Central Avenue past the Saskatoon Regional Psychiatric Centre and past Petturson's Ravine situated on the river bank.
University Heights SDA is home to the following schools:
- Saskatoon Public Library Alice Turner Branch Library
The neighbourhoods are served by Central Avenue, McOrmond Drive, Fedoruk Drive, Attridge Drive which are main streets of the city. There will be a perimeter highway around the northern sector. Saskatchewan Highway 5 enters this north eastern SDA of Saskatoon. SK Hwy 5 runs past the Patience Lake Potash mine, Humboldt, and Kamsack to the Manitoba border.
In May 2013 the City confirmed plans to build a north commuter bridge connecting with a northwestern extension of McOrmond Drive within the SDA. This will connect directly with Marquis Drive on the west side and provide an alternate city bypass route to Circle Drive.
The following routes serve the area; some of these only serve the University of Saskatchewan and are so listed. There are bus terminals on the University campus and on 115th Street.
- 1 Wildwood – Westview (U of S only)
- 3 College Park – Riversdale
- 4 Willowgrove – Dundonald
- 5 Briarwood – Fairhaven (U of S only)
- 6 Clarence – Broadway (U of S only)
- 13 Lawson – Exhibition (U of S only)
- 21 Forest Grove – City Centre
- 50 Lakeview – Pacific Heights (U of S only)
- 60 Lakeridge – Confederation (U of S only)
- 70 Silverspring – Lawson Heights
- 80 Erindale/Arbor Creek – Silverwood Heights
- Selling an Idea or a Product accessed January 27, 2007
- Silverspring Future Park accessed January 30, 2007.
- "City of Saskatoon · Departments · Community Services · City Planning · University Heights Sector Plan". City of Saskatoon. Archived from the original on August 1, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-18.
- Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo accessed January 27, 2007
- City of Saskatoon – Saskatoon Field House accessed January 27, 2007
- "New Conference – Meewasin Dedicates Peggy McKercher Conservation Area". Meewasin. 2005, September 14, 2009. Retrieved 2009-09-18. Check date values in:
|date=(help) It was closed on September 18, 2009. There is a building within the fenced off area.
- Saskatoon Public Library Alice Turner Branch Library accessed January 27, 2007
- City of Saskatoon City of Saskatoon · Departments · Community Services · City Planning · ZAM Maps
- Populace Spring 2006