Today, Planning Committee approved interim updates to the Riverside South Community Design Plan. In June 2016, Council approved an update to the Riverside South Community Design Plan (CDP). The changes to the location of major transportation systems within the community have resulted in the need to update the CDP. The CDP update process commenced late in 2017 and is to be completed in 2019, and will include a public consultation process. Riverside South will see positive growth as a result of this CDP update: a town centre, light rail, a community centre and library and new schools.
The interim update addresses three adjustments to the approved CDP including; a new district park location in the Riverside South Core Area to accommodate the relocation of transportation infrastructure. There are plans for the new community centre and library to be located in the district park, with construction targeted to start in early 2020. The second adjustment is a change in location for a second district park in the east part of the community and the third adjustment is the elimination of the Limebank park-and-ride facility. Through consultation with OC Transpo, it has been determined that the park-and-ride lot at Bowesville Station can accommodate future park-and-ride needs for the community and surrounding area.