What To Do With The Former Riverside Arena Site

Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens is expecting city council to give the green light to Riverside Minor Baseball Club for a miracle baseball diamond at the former Riverside Arena property.

Dilkens believes council will vote in favour of entering into a lease agreement with the baseball club.

The club plans to re-develop St. Rose Park, Riverside Baseball Park and the former Concord Public school with a miracle diamond along with an outdoor track and a new war memorial.

Dilkens says council has to make sure the site can be used by the entire community.

"I think from council prospective, it's about making sure that we give the lease but there's also accessibility for the broader community to use the space that's there because it's a public park," says Dilkens.

City staff is recommending council to sell the land for residential and commercial development.

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

Riverside Arena was closed when the WFCU Centre opened and was eventually torn down.

The issue will be debated tonight at Windsor city council.

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