Saskatoon committee approves uSask College Quarter redevelopment plan

January 25, 2012

A City of Saskatoon council committee has approved the concept plan for the University of Saskatchewan's large-scale College Quarter redevelopment. The 145-acre plan, which will be completed during the next 10 to 20 years, is one of the largest infill projects in the province's history. The development could have 3,000-plus beds for student housing with the 800-bed undergraduate residence behind the R.J.D. Williams building, the 260-bed graduate student dormitory under construction, 144 family townhouses, and more residences planned as demand dictates. The plan also entails a hockey rink, a hotel, a fine arts centre, restaurants, caf├ęs, lounges, a grocery store, bookstores, barber shops, and museums. The concept plan goes to city council for approval on February 6. Saskatoon Star-Phoenix