Lake Placid Developments
500,000 sq ft 46,450 sq m
Saskatoon River Landing Village evolved from the City of Saskatoon’s desire to create a vibrant public gathering place where the downtown meets the banks of the South Saskatchewan River, while at the same time aiming to fulfill the expanding commercial and residential requirements of this growing city. The project itself is composed of four main buildings, each addressing a different component in an extensive mixed use programme. The 500,000 sq ft development also includes the provision of places to eat, drink, shop, work, live, and play, including a residential tower, live/work units, a hotel and office complex. These carefully composed elements add to the former brownfield site’s emerging vitality as an important landmark and the client’s goal to create a place to showcase the City of Saskatoon, its river and its residents.
The site is oriented around a raised public plaza that facilitates both direct and indirect connections to the adjacent river valley and the evolving urban fabric of the downtown. The purpose of this newly created public realm is to provide a unique location for a variety of both spontaneous activities and planned civically-oriented events, while screening the loading and service requirements housed beneath.