Decision Delayed Until June For Riverside Re-Development

A proposed re-development of St. Rose Park, Riverside Baseball Park and the former Concord Public school will now be discussed in June.

On Monday, Windsor city council gave the go ahead to push the item back to the June 5th meeting after councillor Jo-Anne Gignac suggested city staff meets with the Riverside Minor Baseball Club and go over the club's re-development plans for the area.

RMBC wants to lease the area from the city and re-develop the site with a miracle league baseball diamond, an outdoor track and a new war memorial.

Councillor Gignac is in favour of the club's re-development plans but wants to city to gather more information before a decision is made.

She says the project is very intriguing.

"It's time that administration has the opportunity to dig down with the Riverside Minor Baseball and found out exactly what it is we're proposing for that site and what they need from us to be able to accomplish that," says Gignac.

City staff is recommending selling the land for residential and commercial developments.

That recommendation was original proposed when the city decided to move forward with the WFCU Centre.

The site use to be home to Riverside Arena.

The arena was closed when the WFCU Centre opened and was eventually torn down.