A planned hotel, conference center, and marina never came to fruition, but who says work at RiverWinds is done?
West Deptford officials are hoping to court prospective firms interested in building at the town's massive redevelopment complex on the Delaware River - a project that dates back more than a decade. Township Committee last week approved issuing a request for proposals for 60 acres of vacant land at the site.
In a prepared statement, 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."
I wrote about RiverWinds and some of its troubles, amid the township's financial woes, late last year. At the time, DiCarlo - then the lone Democratic committeeperson - told me the project "wasn't supposed to hurt the town."
"If it's hurting the town from a tax perspective, well, we need to fix that," she said.