RFP    Northside Appendices

On August 8, 2023, the City of Riverside opened a Request for Proposals (RFP) for an innovative, qualified developer as the “Master Developer” for an exciting, large-scale, multi-phase project on three sites totaling approximately 412 acres.

The vision for these properties is explained in the Northside Specific Plan. Developed over more than four years, the Northside Specific Plan is a community-driven vision that concluded with the City Council adopting both the Specific Plan and the Program EIR in 2020, and the State Surplus Land Act Exemption in 2021. These documents set a framework for design standards, land uses, affordable housing, and maximum development capacities.

The sites included in the RFP are multi-jurisdictional and include: 1) the former Riverside Golf Club in Riverside 2) the Ab Brown Sports Complex in Riverside and 3) Pellissier Ranch in the adjacent City of Colton.

As noted in the historic timeline below, the City closed the RFP process in January of 2024. No developer was selected for the project, as no proposal met the City’s desired project requirements. At the current time, the City is reevaluating the Master Developer RFP requirements and may or may not pursue another round of RFPs for the project site.

Former Riverside Golf Course

  • 129 Acres
  • Vision: mixed-use and open space, parks & trails

Ab Brown Sports Complex

  • 56 Acres
  • Vision: open space, parks, & trails

Pellissier Ranch

  • 227 Acres
  • Vision: high density residential, light industrial & commercial

Developer Toolbox/Appendices


Northside RFP Released on August 8, 2023



Request for Master Development Proposals



Proposals Due



City Conducts Finalist Interviews and Site Tour



City Confirms Master Developer and prepares Exclusive Negotiating Agreement




Consultant (DTA) engaged for master developer search

March 2022

Northside Specific Plan & Final Program Environmental Impact Report Adopted by Council

November 17, 2020

Draft Northside Specific Plan & Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) released for public comment

March 2020 – May 2020

Draft Framework Plan & Draft Land Use Concept presented at a community workshop

June 2018

Community outreach activities
First Round of community outreach activities
Second Round of community outreach activities

February 2017 – November 2017

Consultant (Rick Engineering) engaged for the project

December 2016

City Council directs staff to develop a Northside Specific Plan and Program Environmental Impact Report for the Northside Neighborhood

April 2015