BENSALEM Bensalem Township Mayor Joseph DiGirolamo and the township council announced last week that they are to consider ordinances that could advance the redevelopment of 675 acres of riverfront property.

The meeting is to be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the municipal building, 2400 Byberry Rd.

The project, the River Renaissance in New Bensalem, is expected to add high-tech office space, and manufacturing and light industrial development to the existing residences.

Current property owners would maintain their development rights but could implement additional uses, the township said.

Situated between I-95 and the Delaware River, extending from Station Avenue to Street Road and between SEPTA's Cornwells Heights and Eddington stations, the predominantly industrial area could be turned into a "mixed-use walkable, bike-friendly economic development boon for new jobs, various types of housing, open space, new tax revenues, and improved transportation," the township said.

"Our riverfront has been my pet project since I took office more than 22 years ago," DiGirolamo said in a statement. "I'm so happy to see it move to fruition. It has taken some time, but we are truly on our way."

For more information or to view a meeting agenda, go to - Inquirer staff