Demand For Local Services
Martensville’s growth has opened up opportunities for more services to be located in right in Martensville and improving what is available locally for residents. In 2010 a local market study was conducted examining the market for increased services in the community and what was required for future commercial areas and what were current opportunities for local services.
This was followed up in 2013 with the Retail Services Survey which residents were surveyed to better understand their shopping behaviours and preferences for additional business development, retail and healthcare services in Martensville.
What was discovered in these projects?
- Even though residents may commute to Saskatoon for work or other activities, there is an overwhelming desire to see more services locally closer and more conveniently closer to where they live.
- Martensville should continue to develop and facilitate commercial areas to take advantage of its location, vicinity to Highway 12 and to have services to support residential growth.
Construction Activity – Building Permits
Fast and steady population growth in the last decade has brought new neighbourhood with new and modern homes. Martensville neighbourhoods are clean, safe and modern. The man-made canals and lakes around neighbourhoods provide a unique aesthetic feature as well as an option for recreation. From 2006 to 2014, over 1700 new single family and multi-family units were built in Martensville.
|Single Unit Residential Starts||203||174||108||125||81||57||37|
|Multiple Unit Residential Starts||35||35||24||28||72||40||32|
|Single Unit Improvements||159||187||162||155||185||147||182|
|Total Value of Permits||$43,156,511||$45,471,100||$31,227,336||$40,519,080||$51,641,730||$47,204,622||$63,557,469|
|Average Value of Permits||$92,412||$97,998||$83,944||$104,700||$119,818||$157,875||$371,681|