About Waterfront Development
We are the Saint John Development Corporation, operating as Saint John Waterfront Development. The Saint John Development Corporation was incorporated in 1980 with the primary objective of coordinating the development of the Market Square Project and to represent the ongoing interests of the Federal, Provincial, and Municipal Government in this development. These responsibilities remain in force today.
The mandate of the Corporation as defined in its Act of Incorporation, is considerably broader and includes the “overall development, management, co-ordination, and advancement of the commercial, residential, recreational, cultural, social, economic welfare of the City’s Centre District." Past projects of the Corporation include the development of Harbour Station, Imperial Theatre, the restoration of the City Market, and development of the inside pedway connection. It was with this broad intent for the Corporation that waterfront development responsibilities were given to it by Saint John’s Common Council and accepted by the Board of Directors.