A report is due back to Executive Committee mid-2019. Prior to that, we will be engaging with residents of the community.
On April 30, 2018 City Council’s Executive Committee asked the City to explore options and determine feasibility of affordable housing on this lot. As part of this, the City has a committee to engage with community members and housing providers.
The City invites you to participate in separate information and public engagement sessions. All Riverdale residents are welcome at these community conversations regarding 5 surplus City-owned lots at 92 Street and 102 Avenue. Share your insights and perspectives and help shape your community.
Thank you to everyone who attended the public engagement session on Saturday February 2, 2019. This session gave residents an opportunity to provide input on an Expression of Interest on the 5 City-owned lots at 92 Street and 102. The purpose of this public engagement session was:
- To create space for community members to share their thoughts, perspectives, concerns, ideas and creativity on the 5 City-owned lots at 92 Street and 102 Avenue
- To seek, gather and document Riverdale residents’ feedback, input and advice on the Expression of Interest which will be compiled into a What We Heard report
For those who are unable to attend in person, and for those who wish to share additional thoughts after the meetings, please share your feedback in our survey:
How Will The Community Advice Be Used?
The City will use the input gathered to shape an “Expression of Interest (EOI)”. This Expression of Interest will be sent out to housing providers, giving them an opportunity to let the City know if they are interested in developing these lots.
Housing providers may then submit a response to the City. The City will review these proposals for feasible offers in order to write a report on housing for this surplus city-owned land in Riverdale. This report has been requested by the City Council’s Executive Committee for May 2019.
Frequently Asked Questions
City Council will make this decision in 2019. As part of this process, The City will present a report outlining feasibility findings and community input.
Yes, the City will be reaching out to the residents of Riverdale this fall/Winter.
The Council motion is limited to the five lots shown above. It does not include any other land.
Riverdale currently contains 13% affordable housing, which is below the 16% target set by City Council.
As such, Council has directed Administration to assess options and feasibility for affordable housing on this building site.