The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has taken another step toward making its voice heard on new projects.
The organization has created a committee that will meet behind closed doors to formally review new developments on the river.
The plan makes sense, according to Alan Greenberger, Philadelphia’s mayor for economic development and a member of the Waterfront Corporation’s Board.
He says many neighborhoods facing development pressure put together a way to issue a coordinated response, “so that when they speak about their point of view about a project it is clear it has been sanctioned by their own organization.”
To entice developers to participate in the voluntary review, meetings will be closed to the public.
The move is not, Greenberger says, a response to proposed projects that have deviated some from the waterfront master plan, in particular going over recommended height limits.