The final phase of engagement is complete for the transportation and public spaces projects for the Riley Area Improvements. The What We Heard Report on each of the project elements can be found here.
Open spaces projects
The Grasshopper Hill and Kensington Plaza projects are in the procurement preparation stage and construction is anticipated to start spring 2023. Because of the cost estimate increases we have seen, the Riley Area Fitness Park, and café will not be completed as part of the Riley Area Improvements.
The City has seen across-the-board cost estimate increases for both materials and labour on projects. For the Riley Area Improvements project this means we have had to remove 3 Avenue N.W. from the work that will be completed. We are also delaying the tender of the transportation projects until early 2023 to refine the designs for 19 Street N.W. and 2 Avenue N.W. to remain within the project budget.