Final part of Station 20 West in Saskatoon opens
A community enterprise centre, the final part of Station 20 West, has opened in Saskatoon.
Hundreds of supporters of the project packed a hall Wednesday for an official program.
Station 20 West is a project aimed at meeting multiple needs of a neighbourhood.
The entire project, some ten years in development, cost about $20 million and combines affordable housing, a library, health offices, and a grocery store.
The community enterprise centre, which cost about $8 million of the $20 million, provides such things as fresh groceries for customers.
Most of the funds for the centre were raised through non-government donations.
The founders of Station 20 West say the project is designed to combat some of the health and social problems faced by inner-city residents.