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3 Development Proposals for RiverWinds Unveiled

Taking the next step to jump start economic development in West Deptford, Mayor Denice Dicarlo was joined by Gloucester County officials for the unveiling of three new proposals for redevelopment at Riverwinds.  Each of the proposals was submitted by established developers who have experience working in the region.

From Philly.com:
Presenting familiar ideas – for housing, shops, offices, and a hotel and conference center – the three developers laid out their competing visions for about 60 acres of available land. The projects would help complete the 1,100-acre redevelopment, whose origins predate 2000.

“The fact that there are three of them is promising,” Mayor Denice DiCarlo told township and authority officials Wednesday morning during the unveiling of the proposals, solicited in late May. “I couldn’t be more excited.”

Read more: at Philly.com

Riverwinds ‘open to anything’ for remaining development

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West Deptford Mayor Denise DiCarlo tours the Riverwinds complex where West Deptford wants to develop the final 60 acres of the Riverwinds complex, including a cove near the community center. (Photo: JOHN ZIOMEK/COURIER-POST)

From a recent article by the Courier Post’s Carly Romalino:

WEST DEPTFORD – Boaters cruised through the cove between Riverwinds Restaurant and Ron Jaworski’s West Deptford golf course on Memorial Day weekend.  Picnickers lounged on blankets along the river. Teenagers launched kayaks and canoes into the waterway.

“You come down here, and it’s just cool,” Mayor Denice DiCarlo told the Courier Post on Monday, standing at the kayak launch with fog blurring the Philadelphia skyline across the river.

“There aren’t many places like this around.” Read more

Letter to the Editor: West Deptford should be happy Mayor DiCarlo is in charge of finances

A recent letter to the editor in which a West Deptford homeowner expresses his appreciation for Mayor DiCarlo’s financial management.  Among his reasons, he cites the responsible management of the 2015 budget and the decision to switch to the state health benefits plan which will save over $800,000 a year for the taxpayers of West Deptford.

Read more: at nj.com

West Deptford Authorizes RFP Seeking Redevelopment Proposals for Riverwinds Area

The West Deptford Township Committee recently voted to approve the issuance of a Request for Proposals/Qualifications for redevelopment on approximately 60 acres of township owned land in the Riverwinds Redevelopment area. This RFP is a component of Mayor DiCarlo’s continuing ongoing economic development efforts for West Deptford.

From Philly.com Writer Angelo Fichera:
West Deptford officials are hoping to court prospective firms interested in building at the town’s massive redevelopment complex on the Delaware River.

Mayor Denice DiCarlo said the township hopes the request will “attract serious interest from leaders in growing business sectors like health care, customer fulfillment centers, and innovation centers that attract small businesses that feed off technology sector growth.”

Read more: at Philly.com

West Deptford Enters into Economic Development Partnership with Gloucester County Improvement Authority

Mayor DiCarlo and the Township Committee recently voted to enter into an economic development partnership with the Gloucester County Improvement Authority.

From the Gloucester County Online story:

“West Deptford has a lot to offer to new entrepreneurs and businesses,” said GCIA Chairman Charles Fentress. “By partnering with the GCIA, West Deptford will be able to take full advantage of our staff’s expertise and our relationships with state and regional marketing forces.”

“The long-term financial health of West Deptford is dependent on our success in attracting new businesses while helping our existing corporate citizens become more competitive and profitable,” said Mayor Denice DiCarlo. Partnering with the GCIA, she said, will allow the township to take advantage of staff expertise, marketing tools and redevelopment know-how, “without spending local tax dollars.”

Read more: at Gloucester County Online and at The Courier Post