Planning and Development Along the Delaware River Waterfront
The fundamental purpose of DRWC is to design, develop and manage the central Delaware River waterfront in Philadelphia between Oregon and Allegheny Avenues. DRWC intends to transform the central Delaware River waterfront into a vibrant destination location for recreational, cultural, and commercial activities for the residents and visitors of Philadelphia. DRWC will serve as a catalyst for high quality investment in public parks, trails, maritime, residential, retail, hotel and other improvements that create a vibrant amenity, extending Philadelphia to the river’s edge.
A significant part of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation's mission is dedicated to the implementation of the Master Plan for the Central Delaware. Begun in 2009, the Master Plan was a direct result of the Civic Vision for the Central Delaware and the Action Plan for the Central Delaware. DRWC’s master planning process was designed to provide a framework of land use, open space, economic, transportation, and development recommendations for the Central Delaware waterfront. The Master Plan for the Central Delaware was released in the fall of 2011 and adopted by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission in March 2012.