Neighbourhood Infill Development
The Neighbourhood Level Infill Development Strategy is one component of a Comprehensive Plan for infill development within built up areas of the city. The Infill Strategy addresses small scale infill opportunities on individual residential lots, with a scope directed to an assessment of established neighbourhoods within Saskatoon, defined as neighbourhoods located inside Circle Drive, as well as Sutherland and Montgomery Place.
The Infill Strategy ensures the distinctive development patterns and historic characteristics of pre-war and post-war neighbourhoods are maintained. It proposes regulatory amendments that will help to minimize massing of new developments, regulate infill lot grading, address parking concerns, and protect the streetscape.
The City has implemented two items identified in the Strategy: regulations to allow for garden and garage suites and regulations for primary dwellings.
Garden and Garage Suite Regulations
Garage and garden suites are small stand-alone dwelling units constructed in conjunction with a detached garage, or as an accessory structure. Proposals for these forms of development will require discretionary use approval, on an individual project basis.
Regulations for Primary Dwellings
Regulations and Design Guidelines for Primary Dwellings is intended to assist you with planning, designing and constructing your infill dwelling. It provides regulations you must follow when constructing an infill dwelling and design guidelines to assist you with the design of your dwelling and your site. Both the regulations and design guidelines help to ensure that your project is compatible with Saskatoon’s older residential areas