Saskatoon

Here’s what’s noteworthy about Brighton Village

City council endorsed changes on Wednesday that will allow a developer to move forward with a village concept for the developing neighbourhood of Brighton.

Here are some of the novel aspects of the village concept for the east Saskatoon community. The village will serve as a focal point for Brighton, which is expected to one day become Saskatoon’s largest neighbourhood, home to 15,000 people in about 2026.

CAMPUS LIFE

In the conceptual drawings for the neighbourhood’s village, almost no motorized vehicles appear. Many of the renderings look more like a college campus than a traditional neighbourhood. That’s intentional, according to Brad Zurevinski, general manager of Saskatoon’s Dream Development, which is developing the neighbourhood.

FUTURE IS HERE

Council gave unanimous approval to the concept plan; several councillors praised it. Zurevinski said the village will serve as a “flagship” and a model for future mixed-use neighbourhoods developed by Dream. The village concept includes office and retail components, as well as 200 to 300 apartment or townhouse dwellings.

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