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Success Stories of Other Waterfront Developments

Other municipalities have successfully reclaimed similar waterfront areas including "The Forks" in Winnipeg  and Portland's River District. 


  • The Forks is Winnipeg's primary tourist attraction, with 3.5 million visitors annually
  • 80-year-old railway stalls were converted to shops and restaurants in 1987
  • This waterfront park has a river walk system running from Kildonan Park to the Legislative grounds and beyond
  • For more information, visit "The Forks" in Winnipeg .


  • Portland's River District Development plan called for the creation of a high-density urban residential neighborhood in partnership with the City of Portland
  • An objective was to generate new private investment and improve the tax base on vacant and under-utilized land by developing a wide range of new housing units, new commercial opportunities and open space, all oriented to the Williamette River
  • The area has a mix of multi-family housing, major office facilities, regional attractions, retail businesses, parks and open spaces
  • For more information, see Portland Waterfront Park site at: Portland's River District .