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    • 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…

PCPC delays action on streets bill allowing creation of one portion of the Central Delaware River trail

Note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly said action on this bill was tabled. In fact, the commission requested an additional 45 days to review the bill. This technical difference…

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

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…

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…

    • Core Realty presents plan to re-use the former Ajax Metal Works building as a music venue, bowling alley and restaurant

Core Realty presents plan to re-use the former Ajax Metal Works building as a music venue, bowling alley and restaurant

Philadelphia planning commissioners and Fishtown residents seemingly have similar, mostly fond feelings about Core Realty's proposed development for the former Ajax Metal Works and dry ice building.They like the plan…

    • 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…

    • Waterfront artifacts on display at Independence Seaport Museum

Independence Seaport Museum hosts waterfront archaeology exhibit

The collection of historical artifacts found as PennDOT rebuilds I-95 through Philadelphia continues to grow, and many findings will be on display at the Independence Seaport Museum from Sept. 21 to…

    • 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…

    • The main façade of the former Ajax Metal Company (2012)

Waterfront developer plans 3,000-person music venue, restaurants, a bowling alley and a distillery at Ajax Metal Works site

Developer Michael Samschick hopes to transform the former Ajax Metal Works, at Frankford and Delaware avenues in Fishtown, into a 3,000-person music venue, a bowling alley, two restaurants and a distillery.…

    • 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…

    • Foot-long wooden pegs were found in the dark layer of dirt, which dates to the 17th Century

Large wooden pegs found beneath waterfront parking lot may be construction materials from 17th Century shipyard

Archaeologists working on the site of a former Philadelphia shipyard that was in business before the arrival of William Penn have found large, wooden pegs that might have been intended to…

    • One archaeologist takes measurements while another records the findings

Archaeological search for more of West Shipyard underway

Note: An earlier version of this story said that a portion of a 1750 shipway found on the site in the 1980s was not found. In fact, it was a bulkhead…

    • Marina View project

CDAG hears from Ensemble on Marina View and project for Piers 34/35 and Pier 40

Ensemble Real Estate's Louis Cicalese told the Central Delaware Advocacy Group that he made massing changes to bring the Columbus Boulevard facade of his proposal for a 12-story residential development at…

    • Development would be adjacent to Dockside

Developer proposes dismantling South Philadelphia pier, building a replacement with residences on top.

Developer Ensemble Real Estate hopes to remove the partially collapsed Piers 34 and 35, replace them with a new pier, and build a 204 unit, 12-floor residential building on top of…

    • The option that got the most votes

New light columns unveiled at Columbia and Girard, Columbia Connector design options narrowed

Two new light columns depicting the history of Fishtown and Penn Treaty Park were unveiled at Columbia and Girard avenues Tuesday, and residents chose their favorite design for future Columbia street…

    • Preliminary Design for Penn Street Trail

Delaware/Columbus traffic study to be released in July; DRWC gets updates on other waterfront projects

The long-awaited Delaware River Waterfront Corporation traffic study on Delaware Avenue and Columbus Boulevard is set for public release in July.“It has suffered from many delays over the past six…

    • The shipway found on the eastern portion of the site in 1987 / Philadelphia Archaeological Forum

Archaeological exploration soon to begin at the south end of West Shipyard

Exploratory archaeology is set to begin - again - at the historic West Shipyard site.Located beneath what is now a Vine Street parking lot, the site is a rare remnant…

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