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Yorkton council approves Harvest Way street name

Will serve a five-acre parcel for future commercial development
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The road will help facilitate a new business development. (File Photo)

YORKTON - A new development is planned for the west side of the city, and with it a new road with a new name. 

“Jim Pattison Developments Ltd., as the of owner of lands east of Pattison Agriculture, is proposing to subdivide and sell a five-acre parcel for future commercial development site. The subdivision will include extension of City water and drainage infrastructure, and construction of a new public street, extending east from the roundabout intersecting Fechner Road,” Michael Eger - Director of Planning, Building & Development, with the City told the regular meeting of Yorkton Council Monday. 

Pursuant to Bylaw No. 26/2001, Administration has delegated authority to approve the subdivision, as it only creates two new parcels, explained Eger. 

However, the new subdivision proposes a new street and the naming of streets requires Council approval as per our Naming of Civic Property and Development Areas Policy. 

“Where the City is evaluating and approving private land developments such as this, it has been customary to invite the Developer to provide their own naming suggestions, as is common practice throughout many western Canadian municipalities,” explained Eger. 

“In this instance, the Developer proposes the name “Harvest Way” for the new street. The name pays homage to the neighbouring businesses, to Yorkton’s historical and ongoing connection with agriculture, and more specifically, to this land’s previous use as crop land.” 

All of the infrastructure for this subdivision, including the new street, street lighting and street signs, will be constructed by the Developer at their sole cost. After the warranty period (minimum one year) and after all deficiencies are corrected, the City will assume ownership and ongoing maintenance of the street and related infrastructure. 

While noting the proposed name is not consistent with the names of neighbouring local streets, specifically Novak Road and Fitchner Road, which seem to have been named after former Yorkton Mayors, Eger said it was administration’s recommendation Harvest Way be approved, which Council did with a unanimous vote.