HomeDiagramsDatabaseMapsForumSkyscraper Posters
     
Welcome to the SkyscraperPage Forum.

Since 1999, SkyscraperPage.com's forum has been one of the most active skyscraper enthusiast communities on the web.  The global membership discusses development news and construction activity on projects from around the world, alongside discussions on urban design, architecture, transportation and many other topics.  SkyscraperPage.com also features unique skyscraper diagrams, a database of construction activity, and publishes popular skyscraper posters.

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada > Manitoba & Saskatchewan

Reply

 
Thread Tools Display Modes
     
     
  #2461  
Old Posted Apr 25, 2012, 3:17 PM
circle33's Avatar
circle33 circle33 is online now
Has been
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Saskatoon
Posts: 4,784
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cicero View Post
http://www.thestarphoenix.com/life/W...264/story.html

Well, this sucks. That business was part of the revitilization on 19th and 20th. There are consequences for breaking the law, though.

Yea, couldn't just they slap him with a substantial fine. Why do we all have to suffer?
__________________
...i'm ambitious when giving up...
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2462  
Old Posted Apr 25, 2012, 3:32 PM
Brutopian Brutopian is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 473
Hunting for a sneak peek of Cabela’s

By Scott Larson, StarPhoenix April 24, 2012

Outdoor enthusiasts will soon have a new place to shop when the Cabela’s store opens in May.

The media were given an early look at the 50,000 sq. ft. store located at Preston Crossing.

“We have something for everybody,” said Rob Strawson, the Saskatoon store’s general manager.

“We are not just a hunting store, though it is a big part of our business.”

The Saskatoon location, which will open to the public May 10, will be Cabela’s third store in Canada.

[.............]

Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/sports...#ixzz1t4DMUDAB
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2463  
Old Posted Apr 25, 2012, 3:37 PM
Brutopian Brutopian is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 473
Martensville eyes high school expansion

By Janet French, The StarPhoenix April 24, 2012

A ballooning population in Martensville has the Prairie Spirit school division hoping it will soon have the provincial government’s blessing to more than double the size of the city’s only high school.

Preliminary plans depict an addition to the east side of Martensville High School that would increase the building to 98,000 square feet from its current 47,000, and add a modern track and football field that would allow the grounds to host more sports events.

[..........]

Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/M...#ixzz1t4EspI52
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2464  
Old Posted Apr 25, 2012, 4:58 PM
skSK's Avatar
skSK skSK is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Saskatoon
Posts: 193
Quote:
Originally Posted by socialisthorde View Post
The Holiday Inn has a bit of a Transformer look to it. Maybe it will just get up and walk away?
Convince Michael Bay that it's the Decepticon hideout and he'll blow it up for us.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2465  
Old Posted Apr 25, 2012, 9:54 PM
Irvin Irvin is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Posts: 51
Dakota Dunes

Does anyone know the status of the hotel that was to be built out there
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2466  
Old Posted Apr 25, 2012, 10:48 PM
Brutopian Brutopian is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 473
South Circle Drive Bridge and Freeway

The camera server associated with the construction cameras at the South Circle Drive Bridge and Freeway has been upgraded allowing for real time viewing.

Check out the new camera feeds at:

www.circledrive.ca
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2467  
Old Posted Apr 26, 2012, 2:12 PM
Wyku Wyku is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Posts: 305
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brutopian View Post
The camera server associated with the construction cameras at the South Circle Drive Bridge and Freeway has been upgraded allowing for real time viewing.

Check out the new camera feeds at:

www.circledrive.ca
I've been getting "Server not found" errors when I've checked the past 2 days; anyone else getting those? I figured they upgraded/were upgrading things from the change in layout and the viewer, but still working out the kinks.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2468  
Old Posted Apr 26, 2012, 2:26 PM
Echoes's Avatar
Echoes Echoes is online now
Forget it, Jake...
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Posts: 1,912
River Landing - Parcel 'Y'

Kay Nasser was on the Brent Loucks show on CKOM this morning. He says that the project is still moving ahead as planned, but the architectural design and drawings have taken longer than anticipated. He expects that the drawings will be submitted to the City in the next 2-4 weeks for a development permit, and groundbreaking is still expected this summer.

The project will take 3-5 years for full build out.
__________________
Arise, Saskatoon, Queen of the North! - John Neilson Lake
Saskatoon Photo Tour 2013: [Part I] [Part II] [Saskatoon Construction II]
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2469  
Old Posted Apr 26, 2012, 2:37 PM
drm310's Avatar
drm310 drm310 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Posts: 550
Bike boulevard planned for Saskatoon

CBC News
Posted: Apr 25, 2012 4:23 PM CST
Last Updated: Apr 25, 2012 7:50 PM CST


Plans are underway to launch Saskatoon's first bike boulevard.

The route, for cyclists, will link the city's west end Blairmore area and the downtown.

It would follow 23rd Street, parallel to the more busy road for traffic, 22nd Street. [...]

Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskat...on-120425.html
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2470  
Old Posted Apr 26, 2012, 2:40 PM
drm310's Avatar
drm310 drm310 is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Posts: 550
Saskatoon on its own in funding bridges

By JOE COUTURE, The StarPhoenix
April 25, 2012


REGINA — Highways Minister Jim Reiter says the provincial government has no plans to offer financial support for future Saskatoon bridge projects.

“As of today, no — it would be a municipal responsibility,” Reiter told reporters when asked about both a replacement for the Traffic Bridge and a north commuter bridge for the city.

With an emergency sewer repair necessitating restrictions on the Broadway Bridge this week and the existing Traffic Bridge closed, motorists heading downtown had fewer routes. But creating a new option via a bridge would have to be on the city’s dime at this point in time, Reiter said. [...]

Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/news/S...626/story.html
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2471  
Old Posted Apr 26, 2012, 2:47 PM
Echoes's Avatar
Echoes Echoes is online now
Forget it, Jake...
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Posts: 1,912
Dayday in race builds interest

By Gerry Klein, The StarPhoenix April 26, 2012

Quote:
My former colleague Randy Burton observed more than a decade ago that one of Henry Dayday's difficulties was that he lacked a sense of political propriety.

I was reminded of that last week when the former mayor finally made the longexpected announcement that he would take on Mayor Don Atchison in this fall's civic election.

Dayday has been in a number of tough electoral fights over the years, and he has won more than he's lost. This time, however, the battle will be all uphill. On every run since he first took office in 2003, Atchison has been able to claim a significant level of support, ranging from 58 per cent in 2009 to a high of 64 per cent in 2006.

And, unlike what was going on the 1990s when Dayday was mayor, Saskatoon hasn't stood still under Atchison's administrations. The city continues to be one of the fastest growing in Canada in terms of both population and economy.

[....]

Dayday also says he has no plans for what could replace the Remai Art Gallery of Saskatchewan as the main publicly run destination centre in river landing. What he would do, however, is propose holding a plebiscite to determine whether citizens really want this centre or not.

As a veteran of the votes that killed projects proposed for the South Downtown - an area he placed a high priority on developing - Dayday understands that holding such a vote would surely mean the end of the private, provincial, and federal money for the gallery project and spoil the only thing now on the table.

That would further endanger the private hotel, condo, restaurant, office complex proposed for across Second Avenue and ensure vacant space in a part of Saskatoon that for too long has been known for just that.


[....]
Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com/Dayday...#ixzz1t9sv1543

^ Well said. How stupid can Dayday be for trying to kill the gallery at this stage? He's just pandering to the lowest common denominator with his platform.
__________________
Arise, Saskatoon, Queen of the North! - John Neilson Lake
Saskatoon Photo Tour 2013: [Part I] [Part II] [Saskatoon Construction II]
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2472  
Old Posted Apr 26, 2012, 3:28 PM
prairieguy prairieguy is online now
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 425
Quote:
Originally Posted by Echoes View Post
Kay Nasser was on the Brent Loucks show on CKOM this morning. He says that the project is still moving ahead as planned, but the architectural design and drawings have taken longer than anticipated. He expects that the drawings will be submitted to the City in the next 2-4 weeks for a development permit, and groundbreaking is still expected this summer.

The project will take 3-5 years for full build out.

I guess this is good news???
I think a lot of us have been waiting for some...any....information on this proposed project. The fact that Nasser is speaking publicly about it, I suppose is a good sign. Also, that he states designs should be ready in about a month. Looking forward to what changes, if any, have been made.
I am still really bummed out that the build out is 3 to 5 years. Would have really liked to see this project tackled all at once...seems this would be the least disruptive and most cost effective in terms of construction.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2473  
Old Posted Apr 26, 2012, 3:39 PM
Echoes's Avatar
Echoes Echoes is online now
Forget it, Jake...
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Saskatoon, SK
Posts: 1,912
I interpret it as nothing but good news.
__________________
Arise, Saskatoon, Queen of the North! - John Neilson Lake
Saskatoon Photo Tour 2013: [Part I] [Part II] [Saskatoon Construction II]
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2474  
Old Posted Apr 26, 2012, 8:48 PM
Brutopian Brutopian is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 473
Construction of city's tallest building to begin this summer

Architects are putting the final touches on the multi-use hotel, condo, retail space

Reported by News Talk Radio staff
First Posted: Apr 26, 2012 10:01am | Last Updated: Apr 26, 2012 2:53pm


Ground could soon break on a project poised to change Saskatoon's skyline. The massive hotel retail condo complex will go up on Parcel 'Y' at River Landing.

Doctor Karrim Nasser says architects are just putting the final touches on the blue prints for the massive project. Once that's done, he says it shouldn't be too much longer before the shovels hit the dirt.

[...........]

Read more:
http://ckom.com/story/construction-c...n-summer/54213
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2475  
Old Posted Apr 26, 2012, 9:28 PM
skSK's Avatar
skSK skSK is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Saskatoon
Posts: 193
Quote:
Originally Posted by prairieguy View Post
I guess this is good news???
I think a lot of us have been waiting for some...any....information on this proposed project. The fact that Nasser is speaking publicly about it, I suppose is a good sign. Also, that he states designs should be ready in about a month. Looking forward to what changes, if any, have been made.
I am still really bummed out that the build out is 3 to 5 years. Would have really liked to see this project tackled all at once...seems this would be the least disruptive and most cost effective in terms of construction.
I'm with Echoes. I think this is great news. Nasser seems much more transparent about the project than Lobsinger and Lake Placid's proposal, when we were promised for months that he was "just one signature" away from securing financing.

I'm excited to see the final product and I'm wondering how the renders have changed. I didn't mind the initial renders, but it'll be interesting to see how the details been finessed, what the floor plans will look like, etc.

As for the build-out time frame, I think that's realistic. Any major project takes time (thinking of buildings like the new Academic Health Sciences wings) and it's extremely encouraging to hear talk about the project going ahead at all.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2476  
Old Posted Apr 27, 2012, 5:50 AM
neoen neoen is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 45
Couple of tidbits.

-Talking to some of the construction crew working on the Affinity project on 7th ave, it sounds like they will be redoing part of the outdoor rink. Could be adding a heated building with bathrooms. Thats just construction man talk though, so not guaranteed.
-I was told that Rock Creek is building a restaurant in Stonebridge. If true, that would be great! Tony Roma's is the only 'sit down' restaurant in the area.
-With the budget cuts, CBC will be moving out of their current downtown location. I was told they were wanting to stay downtown, but are currently looking for cheaper real estate. (Good Luck).
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2477  
Old Posted Apr 27, 2012, 6:01 AM
Cicero Cicero is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 107
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brutopian View Post
Construction of city's tallest building to begin this summer

Architects are putting the final touches on the multi-use hotel, condo, retail space

Reported by News Talk Radio staff
First Posted: Apr 26, 2012 10:01am | Last Updated: Apr 26, 2012 2:53pm


Ground could soon break on a project poised to change Saskatoon's skyline. The massive hotel retail condo complex will go up on Parcel 'Y' at River Landing.

Doctor Karrim Nasser says architects are just putting the final touches on the blue prints for the massive project. Once that's done, he says it shouldn't be too much longer before the shovels hit the dirt.

[...........]

Read more:
http://ckom.com/story/construction-c...n-summer/54213
Your link broke. Here's the fixed version: http://www.newstalk650.com/story/con...n-summer/54213
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2478  
Old Posted Apr 27, 2012, 6:26 AM
socialisthorde socialisthorde is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Saskatoon
Posts: 575
Quote:
Originally Posted by neoen View Post
Couple of tidbits.

-Talking to some of the construction crew working on the Affinity project on 7th ave, it sounds like they will be redoing part of the outdoor rink. Could be adding a heated building with bathrooms. Thats just construction man talk though, so not guaranteed.
.
Yes Affinity promised the community they would redo the rink as it will have to move and they promised to add some amenities like a heated building.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2479  
Old Posted Apr 27, 2012, 6:43 AM
Brutopian Brutopian is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 473
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cicero View Post
Your link broke. Here's the fixed version: http://www.newstalk650.com/story/con...n-summer/54213
Thanks, Cicero.
Reply With Quote
     
     
  #2480  
Old Posted Apr 28, 2012, 7:52 AM
nook nook is offline
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Saskatoon
Posts: 231
Does anyone know when or if Aeropostale is open yet in the mall?

Also, this is a curious question... Does Saskatoon have a "tornado siren" like a lot of US communities have in "tornado alley"? While we're not really in "tornado alley," we still can get destructive tornadoes this far north in the summer. I ask because in the last couple of days it was the one year anniversary of the F5 tornado that ripped through Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

I'm interested to see where the city's preparedness is for such an event.
Reply With Quote
     
     
This discussion thread continues

Use the page links to the lower-right to go to the next page for additional posts
 
 
Reply

Go Back   SkyscraperPage Forum > Regional Sections > Canada > Manitoba & Saskatchewan
Forum Jump


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 7:33 PM.

     

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.