WELCOME TO THE MARTENSVILLE WEST LANDS PROJECT WEBSITE
The City of Martensville is at a significant point in terms of growth. Located within the quickly growing Saskatoon North Partnership for Growth Region, the City’s population has shown the potential to double within the next twenty years.
In anticipation of such growth, Canwest Commercial and Land Development Corporation and North Prairie Development Ltd. are leading the development of the Martensville West Sector Plan, known as the Martensville West Lands project, in collaboration with the City of Martensville. The plan area is about 671 acres and is located immediately west of the City of Martensville in a portion of a land that was annexed from the Rural Municipality of Corman Park in April 2018.
Martensville West Lands will provide a high-level land use planning, transportation and servicing policy framework for the plan area and inform the preparation of subsequent, more detailed concept plans.
The Sector Plan shall address:
General land uses
Anticipated population density
General location of major transportation routes and public utilities
The sequence of development
ABOUT THE PROJECT
The Martensville West Lands (MWL) project spans about 671 acres and is located west of Highway No.12, within lands annexed from the Rural Municipality of Corman Park. The City of Martensville initiated MWL in anticipation of the annexation, which was subsequently approved in April 2018. MWL is being led by project sponsors Canwest Commercial and Land Development Corporation and North Prairie Developments Ltd. (NPD) with permission and direction from the City of Martensville.
WHAT IS AN ANNEXATION?
Annexation is the legal process of altering the corporate boundaries of municipalities through a transfer of municipal jurisdiction; ownership of land does not change.
A Sector Plan provides a high-level land use, transportation and servicing policy framework for a large area of land. It outlines the general land uses, density of population, general location of major transportation routes and public utilities, sequencing of development and other matters considered necessary for development. Sector Plans help guide the preparation of subsequent concept plans which in turn inform land use amendment, subdivision and development permit applications leading to the development of the project.
The Martensville West Lands project area is:
Bound by Range Road 3055 and Highway 12
Bisected by Twp. Road 384 /Mierau Road
Adjacent to Highway 12 interchange currently under construction
Possesses good visibility and strong future access with interchange completion
Identified for residential/non–residential development under P4G regional plan
Owned and controlled primarily by North Prairie Development
A significant opportunity for master planned, complete community
What’s Happening Now?
Canwest Commercial and Land Development Corporation and North Prairie Developments Ltd. have completed and submitted the Martensville West Sector Plan along with accompanying baseline and technical studies. The City of Martensville has completed its internal review and evaluation process. The West Sector Plan will proceed to Council for initial consideration on July 14, 2020. Further Council consideration shall be considered concurrent with the OCP approval process in Fall – Winter 2020.
Martensville has grown from a small town with a rural atmosphere to a city with a population of about 9,645. Continued growth and demand for residential, commercial and industrial land is anticipated, so the City is working on a number of planning initiatives to determine the future size, urban form and character of the community. A planning document called The Future Growth Plan 2040 has been adopted by Martensville Council to help facilitate such planning. The Future Growth Plan outlines future neighbourhoods, studies, bylaws and reports necessary to guide growth.
As part of the Future Growth Plan, a Growth Needs Analysis which examined historical and predicted population increases and the amount of land required to accommodate the anticipated future population was completed. Results showed that the total land area needed to support residential, commercial, industrial, institutional and recreational growth to the year 2040 ranges from 1,156 acres to 2,207 acres.
Through the Future Growth Plan process, the City identified:
- The proposed annexation of land immediately adjacent to Martensville from the R.M. of Corman Park to support long-term growth of the City.
- Growth Sector Areas (a defined area within the future growth area) that require the completion of a Sector Plan. Once complete, Sector Plans provide the framework for Concept Plans which guide land use amendment and subdivision applications.
- High-level land uses (residential, commercial, industrial) within the identified future growth areas.
Sector Planning is part of the City’s next steps to manage growth into the future. Sector Plans are guided by and reside under an Official Community Plan (OCP). The Martensville OCP provides a comprehensive policy framework to guide the physical, environmental, economic, social and cultural development of the city.
- A Sector Plan provides a high-level land use and servicing policy framework for a large area of land. It outlines the general land uses, density of population, general location of major transportation routes and public utilities, sequencing of development and other matters considered necessary for development. Sector Plans help guide the preparation of subsequent concept plans.
- A Concept Plan is for a smaller area of land within a Sector Plan and shows more detail regarding land use, servicing and transportation systems and inform and guide the preparation of subsequent land use redesignation and subdivision applications.
ABOUT THE PROJECT SPONSORS
CANWEST COMMERCIAL AND LAND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Canwest Commercial and Land Corporation (Canwest) derived as a sister company to North Prairie Developments fulfilling necessities in the industrial, retail, office and land sectors of the Saskatchewan real estate market. Canwest values creativity and innovation as part of our ongoing commitment to providing some of the most inspiring properties in Saskatchewan. Canwest is owned and operated by the Williams Family and is managed by John and Tyler Williams and our team of dedicated professionals.
NORTH PRAIRIE DEVELOPMENTS LTD.
North Prairie Developments Ltd. has been building quality, affordable single and multi-family homes across Saskatchewan for thirty years. Our mission is to provide you with an innovative, quality home we would be proud to call our own. A family owned and operated business, North Prairie was established by John and Bernice Williams in 1987. Today, three family members, Andrew, Tyler and Angela Williams each play a key role in the business and have helped grow North Prairie into one of the largest development companies in the province.
Having built more than 3,000 single and multi-family homes, NPD is one of Saskatchewan’s most experienced builders. Our team of innovative design and construction professionals ensures superior craftsmanship, excellence in building, and a commitment to excellent customer service. We hold the values of trust, honesty, integrity, and family dear. We value the competence, work ethic and attitude of our employees and provide them with opportunities for personal growth and development. Finally, we value creativity and innovation as part of our ongoing commitment to providing quality affordable homes.
Outlined below is an overview the project timeline to date.
As the Martensville West Lands project progresses, relevant information will be posted to this page such as project newsletters, information booklets, engagement summaries, open house materials and draft versions of the Sector and Concept Plans. Please check back regularly for project updates.
COMMONLY REFERENCED TERMS AND THEIR MEANINGS
An inclusive public communications and engagement program will be undertaken as part of the project, the details of which will be shared in the near future. In the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact either of the Engagement Representatives listed below if you have any questions or concerns.
CITY OF MARTENSVILLE CONTACT
Bonnie Gorelitza, MCIP, RPP
Planning and Regulations
B&A PLANNING GROUP CONTACT
Nathan Petherick, RPP,MCIP
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