Catch the Wave

The neighborhood plan is here!

Come catch the wave!

The Waterfront South Community has come together to “Catch the Wave!” We are seeking to build on our positive assets and face our challenges to create a future of opportunities for our community. The Waterfront South Neighborhood Planning process (2021-2022) created a comprehensive 10-year community development vision that identifies goals for housing, economic development, youth, greening, arts & culture, public safety, and many other important aspects of the neighborhood.

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About the plan

This is a space for community folks and local stakeholders to DREAM BIG and come together to discuss the future of Waterfront South!  Their hopes and goals will be captured as part of the Waterfront South Neighborhood Plan. Once finalized, community and stakeholders will come together to implement the goals of the Plan in a hollistic, collaborative way.

The Waterfront South neighborhood of Camden City, NJ stops at Atlantic Avenue to the North and Morgan Blvd to the South. It goes from the West to the Delaware River and ends at the Route 676 Highway to the East. The City of Camden determines neighborhood boundaries.

The Neighborhood Plan will identify the community’s goals for housing, economic development, public safety, arts & culture, the environment, family services, and many other important parts of neighborhood life.

Catch the Wave was created by the local Waterfront South Arts & Culture Association. They wanted to draw attention to the beauty of the neighborhood and ride the wave of its potential.

The Heart of Camden was founded in 1984 by the Sacred Heart Church, and builds affordable housing, open space, and community places for families to live, work and play. It is located at 1840 Broadway.

The Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority (CCMUA) and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs provided the funding for the Heart of Camden to work with the community to create a neighborhood plan.

For more information about the Heart of Camden please visit their website at

To provide a place where Waterfront South can come together to share their ideas about and for their neighborhood.

Join us as we Catch the Wave towards a better future together!

The planning team

Carlos Morales

Executive Director

Tawanda Jones

Community Engagement

Donna Helmes

Community Development Consultant

Claudia Bitran

Lead Planning Consultant

Holly Walker

Community Engagement

The Heart of Camden’s goal is to provide the resources, amenities, and support necessary to enable residents to live healthy, prosperous lives in a self-sustaining community. Founded in 1984 by Monsignor Michael J. Doyle, of the Sacred Heart Church, and located in the Waterfront South neighborhood of Camden City, the Heart of Camden is a non-profit community development organization with extensive experience in implementing place-based strategies that support the revitalization of the community that we serve.  The organization continues to build upon Father Doyle’s vision to improve neighborhoods through partnerships, programs, and the development of quality housing, open spaces, arts and culture, and safe places for families to live work and play.  

Kitchen & Associates is based in Collingswood, NJ, and offers a 50-year history of providing professional planning and design services throughout the country. 

donnajwrites,inc. offers resource and community development services for non-profit, municipal government, and educational institutions. 

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