Riverlands Redevelopment

HighlightsMap of Riverlands Redevelopment area

  • The redevelopment of Riverlands made significant progress over the past year with the revised 2016 Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) and the Land Use Bylaw (LUB) amendments expected to be complete in early 2017.
  • Council gave first reading to the 2016 ARP and LUB on September 26, 2016.
  • The Public Hearing was held on October 24, 2016.
  • These documents capture the vision for Riverlands as a vibrant mixed use neighborhood that capitalizes on the River as a major public amenity. The community will offer a mix of residential, office, commercial, retail, and public amenity space.
  • Construction of the Taylor Drive and Ross Street intersection was completed, as well as the new Taylor Drive and Alexander Way intersection.

Project Overview

1. Redevelopment Planning and Visioning:

The planning and visioning phase of this project is nearing completion. Formal approval of the statutory documents required to confirm the vision for this community is anticipated in early 2017. Following this major milestone, the project will be shifting into a new phase; focused on marketing, land sales, economic development, design and construction of public infrastructure and amenities, activation and site development. This is the implementation phase of the project. Work is currently underway to plan the official launch of this phase, and the new Riverlands neighbourhood development.

2. Design and Construction Work:

a. Alexander Way (Phase 3): Design is underway for Alexander Way, connecting Taylor Drive to the Civic Plaza and the Riverwalk (at 45 Street). Design work will continue once the LUB and ARP are finalized and construction should start in 2017.
b. Riverwalk: Design of the Riverwalk is also underway with the work on Alexander Way. This linear park, connecting the trail network from Taylor Drive, to Alexander Way, the Civic Plaza, and Westpark is a critical piece of the overall redevelopment. Construction is also expected to start in 2017.
c. Green Spine: Design work is ongoing for the first phase of the Green Spine, north of Alexander Way. This is a Developer Driven public amenity space and will help drive new development in the area. Construction is expected to start in 2017.

Budget Requirements and Council Decision Points

Council will consider the following in the 2017 capital budget:

ProjectAmountFunding Sources
Riverwalk Phase 2 and Plaza $2,057,000 (multi-year for 2017 and 2018 MSI