River Crossing is a long-term city-building initiative that will work to transform the western area of the Rossdale neighbourhood.
A Vision for River Crossing sees this area evolving over time into a vibrant community and special place in our city; a place that embraces and celebrates its rich history, and that creates excitement about our shared future.
River Crossing includes the west portion of the Rossdale neighbourhood, the site of the historic Rossdale Generating Station, as well as the north bank of the North Saskatchewan River stretching from just west of the new Walterdale Bridge towards Fire Station 21.
The Vision for River Crossing showcases the exciting opportunity that exists to transform this area through a number of interconnected projects. While it is recognized that these projects can have a positive collective impact on the neighbourhood and city, the City of Edmonton acknowledges that setting the path towards positive change requires significant and thoughtful consideration. It also requires meaningful engagement with many diverse citizens, interest holders and stakeholders in the River Crossing area.
In April 2015, City Council endorsed the River Crossing vision, and directed the Administration to move forward with a number of actions to bring this vision to life. One of these is the development of a Heritage Interpretive Plan that will consider how to interpret the heritage and culture within the River Crossing area over time. The Heritage Interpretive Plan will serve as a cornerstone for the Business Plan, which will provide an actionable guide for investment, implementation and decision-making.