In April 2015, City Council endorsed the Vision for River Crossing. This vision sees the River Crossing area evolving over time into a vibrant community and special place in our city; a place that embraces and celebrates its rich history, and creates excitement about our shared future. The vision for this transformation is centered around a number of interconnected projects, namely a revitalized West Rossdale, the new Walterdale Bridge, the Touch the Water Promenade, a repurposed Rossdale Generating Station and a celebration of the rich history of the Rossdale flats.
Together, these projects can have a positive collective impact on the neighbourhood and city. However, the City of Edmonton acknowledges that setting the path towards positive change requires significant and thoughtful consideration. It also requires meaningful engagement with Edmontonians as well as the many interest holders and stakeholders in the River Crossing area.
To bring the Vision for River Crossing to life, City Council directed Administration to advance a number of actions, including the preparation of a Heritage Interpretive Plan and Business Plan. The Heritage Interpretive Plan considers how to interpret heritage and culture within the River Crossing area over time. It also serves as a cornerstone for the Business Plan, which will provide an actionable guide for investment, implementation and decision-making.