Dublin residents will get another chance to weigh in on plans for Riverside Crossing Park -- to be located on the west side of Riverside Drive, north of the intersection with state Route 161 -- but when the opportunity will occur remains unknown.
City Council members voted 6-0 at a May 7 meeting to table a decision on a site plan for the park's East plaza, the first phase of the park. Councilman Michael Keenan did not attend the meeting.
In September 2016, council members approved $22.75 million in funding for construction of the Scioto River pedestrian and bicycle bridge and $9.4 million for the first phase of Riverside Park as part of the city's five-year capital improvements program for 2017-2021.
Council also on May 7 approved a motion to allow city staff members to move ahead with construction of a retaining wall for the pedestrian bridge. Final completion of the pedestrian bridge is expected to be in summer 2019.
In tabling the site plan for the East plaza, council members requested staff members share more information about issues, including safety rails and retaining walls, grading, water-fountain design, lighting, trees and planting.
After council members receive that information, a community input session would be held and then council would vote on the site plan.
A date hasn't been set yet for the community session, said Sarah McQuaide, a Dublin public-information officer.
The improvements on the east side of the river are slated to include the plaza landing, a pavilion with restrooms, a large green, seating, water features, landscaping and an underground maintenance facility.