Whitemarsh Township and Conshohocken Borough were awarded a joint grant through the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission to create a Riverfront Plan to assess riverfront access, usage, and development opportunities for the riverfront they share. This report points Whitemarsh Township and Conshohocken Borough toward improvements along and near the Schuylkill River. Recommendations are made to improve existing land use regulations, to acquire key parcels of real estate and to create collaborative enterprise districts for the benefit of each community. An Action Plan is included and promotes individual municipal as well as joint opportunities to pursue existing public and private grant dollars.
A joint meeting was held with the Whitemarsh Township and Conshohocken Borough Planning Commissions at the Spring Mill Fire Company to review the Plan with the public. At a subsequent public meeting, the Whitemarsh Township Planning Commission discussed the Plan further and made a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors for its adoption as an amendment to the Township’s 2003 overall Comprehensive Plan.
The Whitemarsh Township Board of Supervisors held a public hearing on June 9, 2016 to adopt the Riverfront Plan as an amendment to the Comprehensive Plan.