Some really good news for Mayfair and Caswell. From the City of Saskatoon news release.
Saskatoon City Council has recently made possible the final step in creating Saskatoon’s newest Business Improvement District (BID), which includes both sides of 33rd Street from Alberta Avenue to Avenue G.
“We are tremendously excited about establishing a BID for 33rd Street. The business owners in this area have worked very hard to achieve this goal, and it has now become a reality. We couldn’t be more pleased with Council’s decision,” says Nicola Tabb, representing the 33rd Street BID Organizing Committee.
At its November 24, 2014 meeting, City Council approved Bylaw No. 9235 – The 33rd Street Business Improvement District Bylaw, 2014. A BID is an area of commercial and industrial property owners and tenants who work in partnership to create a thriving and competitive business area.
Over the past two years, a group of dedicated business owners on 33rd Street have worked toward organizing a BID, which is made up of a variety of unique businesses such as restaurants, shops, services, and a major grocery store. The business group saw the potential in forming a BID to improve and enhance the appeal and viability of the district now and into the future.
“The creation of a BID benefits not only the 33rd Street commercial district, but the city overall,” says Alan Wallace, Director of the City of Saskatoon Planning and Development Division. “The success of other BIDs in Saskatoon has directly resulted in thriving, attractive areas where residents and visitors alike can come to work, shop, and play. The 33rd Street BID will certainly create the same positive impact for their commercial area.”
The 33rd Street BID will begin operations in 2015.
Great job by the businesses that reside on 33rd Street. If they can accomplish a fraction of what has been done by the Riversdale BID; Mayfair, Caswell, and of course some businesses in the area are going to benefit greatly.