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    • Original parkway plans

'More park, less way'

Currently, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is mostly a string of popular cultural institutions that residents and tourists visit, then leave, said participants in a Tuesday night discussion on the parkway's future.…

    • New First District Councilman Mark Squilla

Incoming First District Councilman Mark Squilla says East Market Street is his first priority

Today, Philadelphia's First Council District is represented by someone new: Whitman native Mark Squilla, 49, who takes over the job held by veteran councilman Frank DiCicco, who decided not to seek…

    • DRWC planning director Sarah Thorp updates CDAG on waterfront zoning,  projects

More projects related to the Central Delaware Master Plan in the works

Work is underway on a zoning overlay for the Central Delaware waterfront, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Planning Director Sarah Thorp said.Thorp told members of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group at…

    • Image shows the Penn Street trail segment in green, existing SugarHouse trail in blue

Design work on a new section of waterfront trail and a link between the waterfront and Fishtown begins

Design work is beginning on a new section of the Central Delaware multi-purpose trail – which will run along Delaware Avenue and Penn Street, from the foot of Spring Garden Street…

Architect who did Penn Treaty master plan selected for Columbia Avenue improvement project

Studio Bryan Hanes, the same landscape architecture firm that developed the master plan for Penn Treaty Park, has been selected to design the Columbia Avenue Connector – a project that…

Waterfront development group hires designer for multi-purpose trail

The RBA Group, a firm of architects, engineers and planners with offices in Philadelphia, New York and elsewhere, was hired to design a multi-purpose trail along the length of the…

    • Long-term blueprint for the Central Delaware Waterfront adopted, heading to planning commission

Long-term blueprint for the Central Delaware Waterfront adopted, heading to planning commission

The Master Plan for the Central Delaware Waterfront – the long-range blue print the city hopes will pave the way toward a revitalized riverfront – was today unanimously approved by the…

Riverfront Corp. board expected to vote on Central Delaware Waterfront Master Plan Friday

The Master Plan for the Central Delaware Waterfront is set to be voted on by the board of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation at its Friday meeting.The master plan is…

    • The current plan for Festival Pier, with a hardscaped plaza

Plans for Festival Pier's future could change

A linear park extending Spring Garden Street to the Delaware River may replace the large, hardscaped plaza now at the center of the revitalization plan for the 10-acre Festival Pier site.…

    • A balancing act for West Park neighborhoods

A balancing act for West Park neighborhoods

The district-level comprehensive plan for the West Park area will focus on three key areas: Centennial Park, City Line Avenue, and the relatively large amount of vacant properties contained especially in…

    • Penn Treaty Park vandalized; reward offered for information

Penn Treaty Park vandalized; reward offered for information

Earlier this week, vandals entered Penn Treaty Park and defaced the statue of William Penn, the stone surrounding the Penn monument, the old Treaty Tree area and large portions of the…

    • Improved mass transit and shipping routes, more public access to waterfront, likely components of PCPC's Lower South plan

Improved mass transit and shipping routes, more public access to waterfront, likely components of PCPC's Lower South plan

The district-level comprehensive plan for the Lower South portion of Philadelphia is beginning to take shape.There are some residential neighborhoods in Lower South. A new development, Sienna Place, calls for…

    • Washington Ave. after

A self-supported boardwalk could allow the public onto Pier 53

In about a year and a half, Washington Avenue Green park may extend out onto Pier 53.Washington Avenue Green opened in October 2010 as a quick-hit “early action item” of…

    • Updated: Fishing no longer allowed at Race Street Pier

Updated: Fishing no longer allowed at Race Street Pier

A new sign has been posted on Race Street Pier: No Fishing.The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation based the decision to ban fisherfolk partly on the behavior of a minority of…

Marina, Great Plaza improvements at Penn's Landing

Now that the $2.2 million in improvement projects at the Penn's Landing Marina is complete, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is talking about finding a barge - or flat-boat based lounge…

    • Whitman resident Bootsie Cullen says Lower South needs more manufacturing

A focus on jobs and transportation at public meeting on the future of Lower South Philadelphia

Public discussion began Tuesday night on a long-range comprehensive plan for the Lower South portion of Philadelphia – a section of the city dominated by industrial and entertainment uses including the…

    • Race Street Pier railing gap issue resolved; all punch list items to be finished by fall

Race Street Pier railing gap issue resolved; all punch list items to be finished by fall

Attention parents: The railing around Race Street Pier has been fixed so that no portion of its lowest rung is more than four inches above the decking.This is one of…

    • One of the Charmin restrooms in New York City. Photo courtesy of Charmin

UPDATED: DRWC says a very basic amenity would help bring more people to the waterfront

The Central Delaware's new and improved parks and events have proven popular, but to bring more people to the river, say DRWC board members, a more basic amenity is also necessary:…

    • This Race Street Pier tree has grown many of its leaves back

Stressed Race Street Pier trees have re-leafed

The Race Street Pier trees that had been losing their leaves are growing new ones.As PlanPhilly reported in early June, a few of the pier's 37 large, white swamp…

Upper Holmesburg neighborhood plan presented to PCPC

Upper Holmesberg residents have created a goals and strategies report detailing the future they want for their neighborhood. Highlights, which were presented to the planning commission Tuesday by neighborhood planner Ian…

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