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    • The Market8 team's model, lit up

Squilla, O'Brien, Taylor: Market8 best chance for revenue, economic growth

State Reps. Michael O'Brien and John Taylor and Philadelphia First District Councilman Mark Squilla said the state gaming board should grant the remaining Philadelphia license to Market8, which would build a…

    • The Market8 team's model, lit up

Market8 to gaming board: We'd make the most money and transform Market Street

The Market8 team was first up on day two of the casino applicant suitability hearings before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The Market8 team, which includes The Goldenberg Group and Mohegan…

    • Market8 rendering

Market8 team: We've got the best spot, and the best means to stimulate growth and help the community

Key players in the proposed Market8 casino say their site, the ability to stimulate growth along the lagging East Market Street corridor, and a commitment to the community make Market8 the…

    • One Riverside street view

L&I: Above ground garage at One Riverside may be legally viewed as below grade

If a parking garage visibly sits at ground level, can it actually be underground parking? Sometimes, yes, the city says. And that answer has a group of waterfront advocates worried. The…

    • Updated Market8 Rendering

Proposed Market8 casino releases new rendering

The lastest rendition of the proposed Market8 Casino replaces the former web-like design on the lower exterior floors with lots of glass, revealing an interior “four-story, dynamic video feature.” Ken Goldenberg,…

    • 1143 North Delaware Ave.

Is it time for the sun to set on waterfront development gamesmanship?

Members of a group that advocates for the Central Delaware riverfront say developers have too often received zoning variances for projects that never materialize, starting a spiral that depresses waterfront development.…

    • Chestnut Street at 30th Street facing West After

Drexel, Amtrak to study expanding university and other development over rail yard airspace

Could people live, work and study in structures built over the SEPTA and AMTRAK rail yards near 30th Street Station? Drexel University and Amtrak are launching a feasibility study to find…

    • RBA rendering, birdseye view of Penn Street Trail

DRWC unveils Penn Street Trail renderings, and will soon hire designer for Spring Garden Connector

Delaware River Waterfront Corporation planners unveiled renderings of the Penn Street portion of the Central Delaware Waterfront Trail at Friday's board meeting.This section of the trail will connect a greenway…

    • A rendering of a section of waterfront trail from the Central Delaware Master Plan

UPDATED: Waterfront stakeholders talk about ways to entice developers to provide access and build the proposed trail

Owners of property along the Central Delaware waterfront would be encouraged, but not forced, to allow public access to the river if current language under consideration for a zoning overlay is…

    • A DRWC map of the riverfront

Squilla hopes to finalize waterfront overlay legislation in mid-November

A zoning bill that would shape future development along the Central Delaware Waterfront could be finalized by mid-November, said First District City Councilman Mark Squilla.Squilla has held meetings to discuss…

    • City Planners suggest using Reading Viaduct cut - an old industrial railway tunnel - to get transit riders from Schuylkill to the Delaware

City Planners suggest using Reading Viaduct cut - an old industrial railway tunnel - to get transit riders from Schuylkill to the Delaware

What if Philadelphians could take bus rapid transit from the Schuylkill River to the Delaware River, traveling part of the way beneath the surface in a former industrial railway tunnel –…

RFP goes out for Spring Garden Connector project, plus other riverfront project updates

An RFP went out this week seeking a designer for the Spring Garden Connector project -  improvements with the goal of making walking or biking from Northern Liberties to the waterfront…

    • New Waterfront Corporation Design Review Committee will evaluate development proposals for the Central Delaware

New Waterfront Corporation Design Review Committee will evaluate development proposals for the Central Delaware

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Thursday launched a committee that will review development proposals for the Central Delaware Waterfront and evaluate how well the proposals fit with the Central Delaware Master…

    • The Marina View project at 230 N. Columbus Blvd.

Planning Commission approves changes to Marina View plan of development

Developer Ensemble Real Estate has amended its original plan for Marina View Towers - a residential project at 230 N. Columbus Avenue, near the Benjamin Franklin Bridge – by adding more…

    • CDAG: Develop

CDAG: Develop "height bonus" guidelines for granting exceptions to waterfront's 100-foot limit.

Key waterfront stakeholders held a meeting with First District Councilman Mark Squilla this week to revamp wording for the new Central Delaware Overlay.Central Delaware Advocacy Group President Matt Ruben told…

    • A DRWC photo of the water near Pier 53

Design and development of new Pier 53 park to begin; divers have started analysis of this and other Central Delaware piers

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Thursday awarded a $1.5 million contract for the design and building of a new Pier 53 park to Applied Ecological Services, Inc. - a national…

A progress report on the Central District portion of the city's comprehensive plan

The process for creating the Central District portion of the Philadelphia2035 Comprehensive Plan is about half-way finished.It's big geographically, and includes not only the city's central business district, but also…

    • 2012 Rendering of former Renaissance Plaza proposal

1,458-unit, four-tower residential and retail complex proposed for former World Trade Center site

Developer Waterfront Renaissance Associates plans to build a 1,458-unit, four-tower residential and retail complex at the corner of Columbus Boulevard and Spring Garden Street – the spot where WRA had once…

    • Rendering of Ensemble's Pier 34 and 35 proposal | Cope Linder Architects

Planning Commission won't approve extra height on waterfront unless developer does something for the public in return

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission did not approve the plan for a 180-foot tall residential tower Ensemble Real Estate wants to build on the site of Piers 34 and 35 South…

    • WR&A Vice President Jeffrey Riegner sums up the findings

Delaware Ave./Columbus Blvd. traffic study proposes more turn lanes, longer lights on weekends, and better-marked bike routes

A Delaware Avenue/Columbus Boulevard traffic study recommends adding left-hand turn lanes onto the I-95 Northbound ramp and Washington Avenue, adjustments to the time it takes for traffic lights to cycle and…

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