The Neighborhood

The Northside neighborhood is located at the northern gateway into the City of Riverside. Known for its history, environmental resources, and strong community connection, the Northside is one of the City's oldest neighborhoods. It has been occupied for over 10,000 years, first by Native American groups, including the Gabrielino/Tongva, Cahuilla, Serrano and Luiseño, and later by Spanish, Mexican, and American settlers. Its uniqueness comes from its proudly diverse, multi-generational residents that stand together in protecting their heritage and defining their future. The character of the Northside neighborhood is shaped by its variety of residential, office, retail, and extensive recreational facilities.

The Project

The Northside Master Development is the culmination of years of collaborative effort between the City and the community to define a vision. It will celebrate the region's culture with architectural details that reflect a connection between its history and twenty-first-century Riverside. It will expand on the area's existing assets to realize the community’s vision as defined in the Northside Specific Plan (NSP) and include a neighborhood gathering space with locally inspired retail and multi-family housing, walkable trails, bicycle corridors, restoration of the Springbrook Arroyo, open park space, and new recreational facilities.

To make the community's vision a reality, the City is seeking a Master Developer that will implement the Northside Specific Plan. The goal is to create a cohesive development that delivers an open and welcoming neighborhood center and park with a functional, modern, family-friendly design.


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