History of Urban Revitalization of the Wilmington Riverfront
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.
Geoff Anderson, email@example.com