Grasswood Market Impact Study

To better inform how the Grasswood area within the Corman Park-Saskatoon Planning District might be developed, the R.M. and City of Saskatoon engaged Cushing Terrell Architecture Inc. along with their sub-consultant Preferred Choice Development Strategists, to complete a Mixed Use Node Market Impact Study. 

The study objectives were to:

  • identify the amount and type of development (commercial, residential, institutional) needed to meet projected growth while ensuring the viability of the region’s existing markets in the R.M. and City are not compromised;
  • identify a maximum square footage for commercial development in the Grasswood Mixed Use Node;
  • identify a phasing strategy for development in the Grasswood Mixed-Use Node; and,
  • identify requirements for future Market Impact Assessments for proposed new development in the Grasswood Mixed Use Node.

The final study includes location and population statistics and an overview of the feasible market-based demand for future retail, office, hotel, industrial, institutional, and residential uses and the allocation of such demand up to the year 2050. Included are a set of recommendations and future land use considerations. The recommendations also recognize continued need for dialogue and communications with First Nations rights-holders in the area related to partnerships on long term planning and servicing. 

The implementation of the study recommendations will be incorporated into future concept plans as the Grasswood area is known to have significant servicing challenges, as well as capacity issues and the intent is to acknowledge the necessary infrastructure investments through this planning work.

Should you have any questions regarding the Grasswood Mixed Use Node Market Impact Study please contact the R.M. Planning Department.