The regeneration of Don Mount Court, renamed Rivertowne, relies on the integration of a new mixed income community with the surrounding neighbourhood, as a means to establish a sense of community and place within a dense urban block.
The original Don Mount Court (circa 1968) provided housing for low income households. At the time, typical designs replaced city streets and houses with frontage with four and six storey buildings set in a self-contained property. The ground plane was largely taken up by parking and residual open space. As a result of this approach, these early projects were isolated from the surrounding community, allowing for increased crime and alienation.