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The City has 5 lots of surplus land in Riverdale, located on 92 Street and south of 102 Avenue.

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.



Expression of Interest

The expression of interest (EOI) was closed on March 28, 2019. Five submissions were received. An extension was granted until June 28, 2019 to complete submissions.

Initial evaluations determined that the information submitted was not enough to make a decision. Respondents have been asked to provide further information before a final evaluation can be completed.

Previous Public Engagement

The City conducted a series of information and public engagement sessions, including an online survey, in early 2019 to collect input on the EOI and to create spaces for community members to share their perspectives on the surplus lots.

Thank you to everyone who attended an information session and an open house at the Riverdale Community League on January 26, 2019 and February 2, 2019, respectively.  These sessions provided an opportunity for residents to learn more about the City-owned Riverdale lots, Council motion and Administrative initiative to work with the residents and housing providers before reporting back to the City Council. 

Meeting Materials:
What We Heard Report
Presentation Poster Board - January 26, 2019
Presentation Poster Board - February 2, 2019

Next Steps

The What We Heard report, and the Expression of Interest outcomes, originally scheduled for the November 18, 2019 Executive Committee has been rescheduled for January 13, 2020 at 9:30am where feasibility and options for affordable housing on the 5 Riverdale lots will be discussed. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the timeline of this project?

A report is due back to City Council's Executive Committee mid-2019. Prior to that, we conducted public engagement in early 2019 and released an EOI to housing developers.

The findings of public engagement, along with the outcomes of the EOI, will be part of our reporting back to Executive Committee. It is here that Committee, and ultimately Council, will debate options and decide the next steps for the project.

What type of housing will be built?/ Will affordable housing be built on that site?/ Will the land be sold at market rates?/ What will the density be?

This decision will be made by City Council in 2019. As part of this, the City will present a report outlining feasibility findings and community input.

Why are more non-market and affordable housing options being added?

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.

Will the natural, protected area around the lots be maintained?

The Council motion is limited to the 5 lots. It does not include any of the surrounding land.

How will input be used?

The City used the input gathered to shape an Expression of Interest (EOI). This EOI was sent out to housing providers, giving them an opportunity to let the City know if they are interested in developing these lots.

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 will be presented to City Council’s Executive Committee in 2019.

For More Information

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