CNIB receives clarity from the Provincial Capital Commission on best practices around the two stipulations identified in their reinstatement letter of February 7, 2020. See attached letter.
Next steps for CNIB will be work with our development partner around a tenancy plan and to develop and implement a public engagement and communications strategy.
Provincial Capital Commission Board announcement was made that the CNIB project be reinstated at step 23 of the 38-stage process for development with the following stipulations:
The proponent of development provides a tenancy make up explanation to the Architectural Advisory Committee to show how all land use would be compliant to the 5 pillars of the Wascana Master Plan.
The Board requests additional communication and engagement to discuss the benefits of the project and engage the public regarding the land-use of the complete building rather than just the Canadian National Institute for the Blind portion of the building.
Provincial Auditor releases findings
PCC suspends the project pending auditor’s report
Provincial Auditor announces process audit to ensure the CNIB Redevelopment Project followed legislative practices
CNIB submits detailed building design to PCC Architectural Review Committee
Commencement of demolition of 2550 Broad Street
CNIB receives PCC approval to demolish 2550 Broad Street
CNIB Announcement of project approval and Brandt announces the MS Society as a second charitable tenant in the building
CNIB receives PCC’s written approval of project, conditional upon final building design & agreement to provide public amenities.
CNIB is informed that November 2016 project approvals will be referred to the Provincial Capital Commission (PCC)
CNIB receives concept approval from the WCA Board for CNIB/Brandt development proposal
CNIB moves to 2160 Broad Street because of health and safety concerns for clients and staff
CNIB responds to WCA feedback on conceptual design
CNIB hosts public consultation
CNIB advertises September public consultation in Leader-Post (July 27, Aug 10) and advertise on social media
CNIB and Government of Saskatchewan sign land lease for 99 years
2016 WCA Master Plan is released showing the proposed CNIB building and acknowledging the presence of other tenants in the building.
CNIB receives WCA's feedback on conceptual design
CNIB CNIB submits conceptual design to WCA
CNIB learns that WCA approves of the concept after initial review
CNIB submits a concept to WCA: Brandt subleases 2.9 acres from CNIB; estimates 70,000 square foot building
CNIB selects Brandt Developments as partner
CNIB advertises Request for Expression of Interest Leader Post (May 6 and May 9) – 7 interested, 6 requests for package, only 1 submission
Government of Saskatchewan provides approval to WCA for CNIB to build new facility on site. Authorization includes lease extension to 99 years, points to WCA for further direction
CNIB approaches Brandt as prospective donor.
CNIB commences capital campaign
McGinn Engineering Group study reports the building has exceeded lifespan
Request for approval from WCA for upgrade or replacement
Cochrane Engineering study reports building in need of major repair or replacement within 10-20 years
Necessary upgrades to building first identified by CNIB, initial conversations with Wascana Centre Authority (WCA)