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 has been holding public hearings on aspects of Mark Development’s proposal, including traffic, site design, fiscal and school impact, and sustainability.

Hearings are now held virtually because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Public comment IS allowed allowed at these meetingsPlease share your thoughts, questions, and concerns! Or simply attend (virtually) to show that you care. The next Riverside Land Use hearing is:

Tuesday, May 26, 7 p.m., by Zoom

Topic: Design Guidelines and Signage.

To watch or participate, use this link:

The council will give instructions on how to speak. You may also submit your comments by email to

More to Come!

Here is a tentative schedule for upcoming hearings; we will share more information when it's available:

June 2: Transportation, including traffic impacts, shared parking, and transportation demand.

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. 

Thank you for your continued support!

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Past Events

Tuesday, May 12

Land Use Committee, 7 p.m. 

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, 7 p.m.

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, 7 p.m.

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

Thursday, March 5

Land Use Committee, 7 p.m.

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

Tuesday, Feb. 25 

Land Use Committee, 7 p.m.

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

Tuesday, Feb. 11

Land Use Committee, 7 p.m.

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

Tuesday, Jan. 28

Land Use Committee, 7 p.m. 

This hearing focused on Site Design and Open Space. 

Tuesday, Jan. 14

Land Use Committee, 7 p.m.

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, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 7

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

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