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    • The north side of the Race Street Connector (left) will feature a wide multi-use sidewalk and the same metal fencing as the south side.

The reason for the delay on Race Street Connector's north side

Wondering why work hasn't begun on the north side of the Race Street Connector project that links Old City to the Race Street Pier? First, there was money, but no permit.…

    • Race Street Pier

Race Street Pier gets a soundtrack

The Race Street Pier is getting its own soundtrack. On Oct. 1, Philadelphia musician and sound designer Michael Kiley and his ensemble, The Mural and the Mint, will release Animina: A…

    • New lighting beneath I-95 on the Race Street Connector

Race Street Connector opens

After more than a year of planning and construction, the mayor flipped a switch, and what had been a dark portion of Race Street beneath an I-95 overpass was flooded with…

    • Pier 9

Study on the future of Pier 9 begins

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has begun considering the future of Pier 9 – the rusty and baby blue waterfront property located just south of the new Race Street Pier park.…

    • The section of the under-the-overpass sign pointing toward the river

Progress on Race Street Connector project

The Race Street Connector project – the streetscape and lighting improvements meant to make the linkage between the riverfront at Race Street Pier and Old City more obvious and pleasant –…

    • 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…

    • Courtesy WRT and Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe

Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe plans whet DRWC appetites

Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe plans to bring its headquarters, a theater, and a gastro-pub to the interesting-but-empty red brick building across Delaware Avenue from Race Street Pier.And on…

    • 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…

An update on the Race Street Connector project

A mock up of the Race Street Connector light screen - a key part of the street improvements between 2nd Street and the waterfront aimed at making the journey from Old…

    • 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…

    • 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…

    • Work has begun on the Race Street Connector

The blueprint for the Central Delaware riverfront is nearing completion, but just a summary will be released this month

After years of collecting and distilling Philadelphians' dreams for the Central Delaware Waterfront – and mixing in some economic and other on-the-ground realities - planners are nearly ready to release a…

    • This Race Street Pier tree has lost its leaves. Note the healthy leaves in the foreground

Some Race Street Pier trees are losing leaves

Some of the trees on the new Race Street Pier park are dropping leaves.The majority of the 37 large, white swamp oak trees - surplus from those grown for the…

Delaware River Waterfront Corp. saves on insurance because insurers consider riverfront parks a single park system

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation will pay about $41,000 less for commercial insurance for fiscal year 2012 than it did for FY 2011, in part because insurers are considering Race Street…

    • New Photos: Race Street Pier opens Thursday

New Photos: Race Street Pier opens Thursday

Race Street Pier officially opens to the public today, but some folks got a good look at the just-finished park at last night's pre-opening gala, which raised about $75,000 for performing…

    • Mayor Michael Nutter

Mayor talks planning with city leaders at the Mayor's Institute on City Design

Thursday and today, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and about 50 other mayors, as well as design professionals, are in Chicago for the National Mayor's Summit on City Design, sponsored by…

    • The view along the in-progress Race Street Pier park, toward the city

A peek at the progress on Race Street Pier

Race Street Pier now bears a strong resemblance to the park it will be less than a month from now, when it opens to the public. The large lawn is still…

    • This Race Street Pier tree has lost its leaves. Note the healthy leaves in the foreground

Race Street Pier trees are here

The first four of the 37 trees that will line Race Street Pier arrived just after 8 Thursday morning. The large caliper white swamp oaks, purchased with the help of donations, are surplus…

Race is on to finish Race Street Pier

It's crunch time for Race Street Pier, Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Vice President Joe Forkin told the DRWC executive committee Thursday morning.Project updates and future events The contractor “is working…

    • PCPC gives OK to bills for reuse of classic pumping station; demo of historic high school

PCPC gives OK to bills for reuse of classic pumping station; demo of historic high school

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission Tuesday gave its approval to one development project that would re-use a historic city building, and another that would tear one down.The commission gave its…

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