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“It has been a truly incredible journey from the initial vision in the early nineties with all our partners along the way who have made this the reality it is today. The privilege of having a green field opportunity and long term vision for the node has enabled us to spend time on careful planning with our specialist consultants and the city to ensure a well-planned integrated mixed-use node.”
James Ailing, Managing Director Halls Properties and Chairman of the Riverside Park CID
On the ground Urban Management
“I deal with so many different people and so many different issues daily, that versatility and flexibility are key to my position,â€ Renate Scholle Riverside Park City Improvement District Manager
Considering that Renate is concerned with every imaginable aspect of Riverside Parkâ€™s operations, from dealing with engineers regarding broken pavements, or acting as a municipal liaison to rectify a street light outage, to addressing a panel of general managers from the private sector, and considering local government policies, she most certainly wears many diff erent hats.
With only three permanent staff members (including herself), and 26 contracted and ad hoc service providers, Renate is dedicated to the constant monitoring and progress of Riverside Park.
“Key importance to potential tenants, investors and residents looking to invest here is that property owners can actively get involved in the management of their place. Riverside Park has a collective voice to influence city policy, strategy and budgets.
Furthermore, the area has a sense of â€˜placeâ€™, thus business is retained and attracted to the area, and visitors are welcomed to an area which is safe, clean and vibrant.
The area has an exceptional working relationship with the local authority who work closely in partnership with the CID and who deliver basic services to the area. Property owners are guaranteed that 10% of the rates collected in the area is spent on their public space, either in the way of service or â€˜Place Makingâ€™ initiatives â€“ all of which the property owners and tenants give input to through the management body, which is a Not for Profit Company, governed by the Companies Act â€“ so governance, reporting and access to information is assured.â€ Anne Steffny