Behind the successful Riverside Park development lies Halls Properties. In 1995, Halls offered to donate land, strategically located in spectacular surroundings, to the provincial government, with a view to securing capital city status for Nelspruit. With the development of the landmark government complex, additional anchor developments were quick to follow, notably the Riverside Mall and Tsogo Sun Casino.
Phase 1 of the Riverside Park Precinct expanded rapidly to include various motor dealerships (Volvo, General Motors, Ford, Mazda and BMW), as well as offices and the Riverside Junction shopping centre, This was quickly followed by the launch of Phase 2 in 2007 with the construction of Mercedes Benz and Builder’s Warehouse. In 2010, Makro entered the precinct and The Grove shopping centre, anchored by a Super Spar, was opened. Again, take-up in Phase 2 was rapid and only a few stands remain available in this development phase. In June 2018, Riverside Ext 35 and 36, the first of the Phase 3 townships, were proclaimed. These townships have extensive residential development rights which bring a much-needed dimension to the mixed use node.
With a keen awareness of good stewardship, Halls Properties has ensured that the development of Riverside Park is undertaken in a responsible and sustainable manner, guided by precinct development plans and manuals. The establishment of the Riverside City Improvement District (CID) ensures that residents, shoppers, investors and visitors have access to a clean, safe precinct with world-class services.
Halls’ commitment and responsibility to the precinct remains firmly intact and the well-managed Riverside CID will be expanded during 2018/19 to include the Phase 3 townships, ensuring that this precinct remains a vibrant, mixed use destination, attractive to investors and visitors alike.