History of Urban Revitalization of the Wilmington Riverfront

ASLA PA/DE Chapter


Friday, April 21, 2017
8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. EDT

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Learn about the history of the twenty year revitalization of Justison Landing, a 33-acre brownfield site once home to tannery and ship building facilities in Wilmington Delaware. Landscape architects worked with developers, project engineers, Riverfront Development Corporation of Delaware, and the Delaware Department of Transportation to create housing opportunities that support new riverfront commercial, office, and retail spaces at this urban riverfront. Lecture will highlight development components that  include a plaza and park, people-friendly connections to the Christina River and Riverwalk Wilmington, and more than 2.4 miles of new streetscapes. 

Learn on how public investment in the Riverfront Wilmington district was leveraged to attract significant private investment that has established the Riverfront as an economic engine for new jobs and a source of tax revenue and economic activity.  Review how regional planning efforts can impact neighborhood planning.  Learn how design team collaborated to create and connect well-designed public spaces that benefit the city’s residents and users.



Michael Purzycki

Mayor of Wilmington - Michael Purzycki Mike Purzycki was sworn in as Mayor of Wilmington in January 2017. Previously he had served as attorney for the Delaware State Senate. He practiced law for over a decade concentrating in Real Estate and Commercial Transactions. Mike first ran for public office in 1982 ... Read More

Scott Scarfone

Scott C. Scarfone, ASLA, PLA, is principal at and founder of Oasis Design Group, a landscape architecture and urban design firm in Baltimore, Maryland that practices nationwide. He is a registered landscape architect in nine states and a certified professional horticulturist with 20+ years of experience. He serves as prime ... Read More

Contact Info

Geoff Anderson, ganderson@raslainc.com