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.

We encourage you to attend (virtually) to show that you care about what happens at Riverside. 

Next Riverside hearing:

Tuesday, Aug. 4, around 8 p.m.

Topics: Continuation of discussion of draft special permit conditions, including signage, parking, construction hours, mitigation funds, bike paths and trails funding, affordable housing, and environmental monitoring (water, noise, dust, etc.).

Public comment will not be allowed, but you may email comments to:

Zoom link:

The hearing starts at 6 p.m., but there are several items on the agenda.The Riverside discussion is expected to start at 8 p.m.

The LFIA Riverside Committee has been providing feedback and suggestions for all of these important special permit issues that will affect Lower Falls, Auburndale, and the overall City. 

A big shout out to our Ward 4 councilors for their ongoing willingness to listen to our concerns and advocate on our behalf.

Future virtual hearing dates: TBD

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, July 28

Land Use Committee

Topic: Draft special permit conditions for Riverside, cont.

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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