DRWC moves to make its voice heard

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.”

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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.


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