Please mark your calendars for these upcoming City Council meetings. We’ll need strong turnouts

at all of them to show our Councilors that we care about a RightSized Riverside.  

Your voices and presence make a difference!


Upcoming Events

The City Council's Land Use Committee voted unanimously (8-0) on Oct. 6 to approve the special permit for the Riverside development, and now the matter goes before the full City Council. The next step is for the City Council to review and vote on the special permit. 

Next Riverside hearing:

Monday, Oct. 19

The hearing begins at 7:45 p.m., but we expect the Riverside discussion to start around 9 p.m. The Council will possibly vote on whether to approve the special permit. A "yes" vote by 16 (or more) of the 24 councilors would allow the Riverside development to be built.

Zoom link to attend meeting remotely: by9HeHMvbk5wUXAxdmE3UT09, Password: 831291

Public comment will not be allowedbut it’s always a good idea to show up so you can hear the discussion and show the City Council that we care about what happens at Riverside. Please tune in!

You may also email comments to:

You may also view the special permit document here: 

The LFIA Riverside Committee has been actively engaged in this process, providing feedback to our Ward 4 Councilors (Lenny Gentile, Josh Krintzman, and Chris Markiewicz), who have been advocating on our behalf, especially on minimizing the impact of construction, providing adequate funds for neighborhood mitigation, and ensuring neighborhood participation throughout the construction process via a liaison committee.

For More Info ...

Check out Riverside design plans in the News Updates section of our website. 

You may view Mark Development’s special permit filing for Riverside here. 

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Past Events

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Tuesday, Sept 29

Thursday, Sept. 10

Tuesday, Aug. 18

Tuesday, Aug. 4

Tuesday, July 28

Land Use Committee

Topics: Continuation of discussion of draft special permit conditions

Tuesday, July 14

Land Use Committee

Topic: Draft special permit conditions for Riverside

Tuesday, June 30

Land Use Committee

Topics: Outstanding issues (possibly mitigation funds, Grove Street bike lanes, the special permit conditions)

Tuesday, June 9

Land Use Committee

Topics: Civil Engineering, Sustainability and the Construction Management Plan

Tuesday, June 2

Land Use Committee

Topic: Transportation, including traffic impacts, shared parking, and transportation demand.

Tuesday, May 26

Land Use Committee

Topic: Design Guidelines and Signage.

Tuesday, May 12

Land Use Committee

This hearing focused on Revised Project Plans, including changes that have been made to the design of the site and buildings and the types of housing being planned. 

Tuesday, May 5

Land Use Committee 7 p.m.  

This hearing focused on the proposed Grove Street bike lanes

Tuesday, April 28

Land Use Committee 8 p.m.  

This hearing focused on Riverside ConstructionPhasing and a Project Recap

Tuesday, April 7 

Land Use Committee

This hearing focused on Transportation (second hearing)including traffic impacts, shared parking, and the project's transportation demand management plan

Tuesday, March 24

Land Use Committee

This hearing focused on Design Guidelines, including building architecture and signage

Thursday, March 5

Land Use Committee

This hearing focused on Civil Engineering and Sustainability, including  stormwater, utilities, efforts to conserve natural resources

Tuesday, Feb. 25 

Land Use Committee

This hearing focused on Transportation, including review of traffic impacts, shared parking analysis, and public transportation planning. 

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Land Use Committee

This hearing focused on Housing and Fiscal Impact, including residential and commercial programs and a fiscal impact analysis. 

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Land Use Committee

This hearing focused on Site Design and Open Space. 

Tuesday, Jan. 14

Land Use Committee

Mark Development presented an overview of the updated project. There was no public comment, but the LFIA Riverside Committee sent the City Council a letter detailing questions and concerns about the special permit application.

Monday, Nov. 18

Full City Council Meeting

Thursday, Nov. 7

Land Use Committee at 6:30 p.m. & Zoning and Planning Committee (ZAP) at 7 p.m. 

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