Streets and Streetscape
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The effective and creative design of streets and streetscape (lighting, street furniture, landscaping) can help define a special location. The River Landing redevelopment project involves planning and constructing a whole new series of streets in both Phase I and Phase II. For Phase I, a "Streetscape Master Plan" has been prepared that establishes a long-term vision of the street, the pedestrian environment, and details for the streets and their infrastructure.
The design is aimed at producing a pedestrian friendly atmosphere, placing priority on pedestrian movement while still allowing slow speed vehicular circulation through the area to provide access to individual properties and to the riverfront parks.
The extension of Spadina Crescent from 3rd Avenue to the Century Plaza roundabout was completed in 2006. Sidewalks, roll curbs, street pavers, trees and tree grates, streetscape furniture, and lighting has also been completed in this area. The extension of 2nd Avenue south to the Prairie Wind roundabout was completed in 2007 as well as the reconstruction of Saunders Place.
The exceptional quality of design and detail in the River Landing streetscape was recently recognized by the Saskatchewan Design Council. The “River Landing Tree Grate Design” and input process won the 2007 Premier's Award of Excellence in Design in the Collaborative Category. City of Saskatoon Urban Design Section and the First Nation Elders Consultants partnered to produce one-of- a-kind tree grates that celebrate the rich oral history of our First Nations. Congratulations!
Last updated November 16, 2009