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City reveals candidate location for Downtown Arena

The public consultation process asks people to consider two possible locations.

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The City of Saskatoon has narrowed its list of possible locations for the Downtown Arena to two locations.

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On Monday, the city council determined that either the parking lot just north of the Midtown Plaza mall or the city yard north of downtown could accommodate facilities of similar capacity, according to city officials. You will be asked to approve the evaluation. To an existing SaskTel center.

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The option was originally scheduled to go public in June, but this has been postponed as negotiations with one of the property’s owners have concluded.

Five sites were initially considered after the council decided in 2018 to locate a replacement facility for the SaskTel center in the city centre. Three sites were excluded from consideration simply because they were not large enough to fit in the proposed buildings, according to a city media release issued Wednesday.

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The location near Midtown received the highest score of the two based on criteria approved by the city council earlier this year, Dan Willems, the city’s director of technical services, said in a media release. I was. These included factors such as land availability and proximity to upcoming bus he rapid transit network routes and the TCU Place Convention Center. new arena.

If the council votes in favor of the report on Monday, it will begin a public consultation process that will run from August 30 to October 3, with telephone and online public surveys.

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City reveals candidate location for Downtown Arena

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