May 12, 2014 11:51 am

Bridge Park option of choice for part of north downtown master plan

Bridge Park may be added to the 25-year-year master plan for Saskatoon’s north downtown as part of the revitalization of the area.

Supplied / City of Saskatoon

SASKATOON – A 25-year master plan for Saskatoon’s north downtown may take another step forward on Monday with the inclusion of Bridge Park.

Bridge Park would include green space and a bridge that would allow vehicles, bikes and pedestrians to cross the CP rail yards.

It would cover about five acres and be the centrepiece to connect neighbourhoods on both sides of the railroad.

City officials say after extensive consultations, a variety of groups preferred the Bridge Park option.

The plan is estimated to cost $130 million and would see about 7,600 people living in the area.

The proposed master plan is to convert the brownfield – land previously used for industrial or commercial purposes – into a vibrant community as part of the city’s growth plan towards a population of 500,000.

If approved by the executive committee, it would then head to city council in June.

© Global News, 2014

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