River Landing Village delayed again: Star Phoenix

According to a story in today’s Star Phoenix, Lake Placid Developments is seeking a one-year extension on the current deadline to complete the excavation of the building site for its proposed $200 million River Landing development.

In a letter to the city, the developer requested an extension to June 30, 2010. City manager, Murray Totland will recommend to city council on Monday that the extension be granted.

Read the Star Phoenix story here.

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Royal LePage Saskatoon Real Estate

Saskatoon’s River Landing Village now for sale, construction to begin soon

I received this email today stating that the title issues we previously heard about that were holding Lake Placid back on the River Landing Village project have been resolved and that construction will begin “as soon as changes are complete.”

Dear Norm,

“The legislation needed to move forward with two of the biggest private developments in the province, both slated for downtown Saskatoon, was passed this week.”

Star Phoenix, May 02 2009

We have very exciting news! We are now offering the Residences at River Landing Village for sale! For those of you that have reserved a unit, this is your opportunity to make that unit yours with a 10% deposit. If you have not reserved a unit we encourage you to visit our sales centre, as we have many great suites still available. Please call Richard or Gail at (306) 683-4350 to make an appointment.

As you may know, we have experienced delays due to the current land titles act. As you can see in the quote above from the Star Phoenix, we have overcome these issues.  In simple terms, the Government is going to allow multiple strata’s (owners and users) on a single title (parcel of land). We are very excited about this progress, and we will begin construction as soon as these changes are complete.

We hope to hear from you soon and encourage you to visit us, as suites are selling quickly!

Sincerely.

Lake Placid River Landing

The River Landing Village website is here.

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Royal LePage Saskatoon Real Estate

Michael Lobsinger, River Landing developer to speak in Saskatoon

Michael Lobsinger, Lake Placid developmentsWhen the City asked for developers to consider an exciting new “Urban Village” concept at River Landing in Saskatoon’s Central Business District, the call was answered by Michael Lobsinger, a former Saskatoon resident and now a successful real estate developer.


On Wednesday, March 12, Mr. Michael E. Lobsinger, President CEO, Lake Placid Group, will speak to the Saskatoon business community at the 14th Annual Traders Luncheon in support of Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan. He will discuss the challenges and rewards in building in Canada’s hottest markets – Calgary and Saskatoon.


Lunch begins at 12:00 PM at the Sheraton Cavalier in Saskatoon with the speech beginning at 12:30 PM.


Flyer with additional event details.

Ticket order form.


Thanks to Darren Hill, President and CEO of Junior Achievement of Saskatchewan for the heads up on this event.

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River Landing penis no big deal

Saskatoon River Landing

Everyone’s talking about it, but apparently nobody is complaining about local artist Doug Taylor’s snow sculpture of a pair of magic mushrooms, one of which has a stem shaped like a penis.


Taylor’s sculpture is one of seven gracing the bank of the South Saskatchewan River at River Landing. They were carved last weekend from snow blocks weighing sixteen tonnes, and standing 2.5 metres tall.


I’m sorry to say that Star Phoenix reporter Darren Bernhardt has beat me to the best lines one could possibly come up with. Darren notes in his piece published Wednesday that the sculpture was, “erected over the weekend,” and that “It sticks out from the wholesome snow sculptures…like a…well, giant penis.”


Laura Hale, a Saskatoon artist who organized the display for the Meewasin Valley Authority told the Star Phoenix, “Some people around here have said ‘I don’t see it at all.’ I guess it’s how you look at it.”


Well Laura, those people either need an eye test or an anatomy lesson because this work of art clearly resembles a penis, though as my wife pointed out, “it’s hardly a giant one.”

River Landing is located in the Central Business District of Saskatoon.