Delaware River Waterfront Corporation (DRWC) was formed on January 30, 2009 in an effort led by Mayor Michael A. Nutter to establish a new direction for planning and coordinating the development of the Central Delaware River Waterfront in Philadelphia.
DRWC was reconstituted to be a new organization with expanded boundaries and responsibilities and a new Board of Directors intended to be small and efficient with relevant professional expertise.
DRWC is dedicated to the planning, design, development and management of the Central Delaware River Waterfront in Philadelphia, defined as the seven miles of waterfront between Oregon and Allegheny Avenues from I-95 to the Delaware River. The goal of the organization is to effectuate over time the transformation of the Central Delaware River Waterfront into a vibrant destination location for the recreational, cultural, port/industrial, and commercial activities of Philadelphia’s residents, workers, and visitors.
“When I took office, I wanted a waterfront development process that was open, transparent, professional, and ambitious. With DRWC I got what I wanted,” said Mayor Michael A. Nutter. “In just one year not only has DRWC achieved a great amount, but they have also done it with an unprecedented level of public and community engagement and have set us on a clear path to a vibrant, accessible waterfront that can be enjoyed by all Philadelphians. Congratulations to Tom Corcoran, President, Donn Scott, Chairman, and all the rest of the Board of Directors and staff of DRWC. Here’s to another great, productive year.”
At this time the Board and staff of DRWC are pleased to report the following accomplishments of the first year of operation.
First year higlights include: