|Meewasin Amends Development Site Guidelines|
|Written by Jared Linnen|
|Saturday, 04 August 2012 10:53|
The Meewasin Valley Authority has amended development review guidelines for a riverfront property.
The guidelines for the scenic riverfront property in Riversdale now include a maximum building height of 95 metres, or approximately 30 stories.
Changes were also made to the guidelines on where townhouses and work units can be located, prohibiting them on a number of streets in the area.
CEO of the Meewasin Valley Authority Susan Lamb says the goal coming out of these amendments is to have more stores, shops, bars, restaurants and ultimately more people on riverfront property, and less empty spaces.
She says the new amendments should make the development more appealing for business developers as well.
Meewasin will now play the waiting game as the amendments need to be passed by city council on August 15th.
Lamb says they're focusing on the pedestrian experience, for them to be comfortable and to have lots of visual sight-lines.
(jl aug 4/12)