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    • Councilman Henon points to Fish & Boat parcel

With Dietz & Watson transaction, city looks to kickstart reindustrialization

Early last September, an 11-alarm fire destroyed a 300,000-square-foot meat-packing plant in Delanco, New Jersey, owned by Dietz & Watson, a 75-year-old company headquartered in Northeast Philadelphia. Firefighters fought the blaze…

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Council committees recommend industrial use for former Frankford Arsenal

Two City Council committees have recommended approval of a series of bills that would restructure the site of the shuttered Frankford Arsenal on the North Delaware waterfront for industrial use. Councilman…

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City courting industrial tenant for Frankford Arsenal site in Bridesburg

Councilman Bobby Henon, the Commerce Department and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation are in talks with a potential industrial user for the site of the former Frankford Arsenal on the North…

    • A cyclist cruises on the new Port Richmond Trail's new pervious pavement

Completed Port Richmond Trail returns the river to its neighbors

One year and one week after officials broke ground on the Port Richmond Trail, they returned to open the 1.6-mile segment, which runs along Allegheny and Delaware avenues to Lewis…

    • Project map, Wheatsheaf Lane to Levick Street and Adams Avenue Connector. Courtesy of PennDOT

PennDOT shares plans, hears concerns for I-95 through Bridesburg

PennDOT's I-95 overhaul is advancing through the city and bringing unique changes and challenges to each of the neighborhoods it passes through. Last week, PennDOT held an informational meeting in the…

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Henon solicits community input on rezoning of “Cokie” site in Bridesburg

Were you to drive north on Interstate 95 from the Navy Yard into Bucks County, pretty much every residential neighborhood you’d see would be on your left, except for Bridesburg. Bridesburg…

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Planning Commission OKs rezoning of 67-acre waterfront parcel in Bridesburg

Back in 2007, a 67-acre plot of mostly vacant waterfront property on the Delaware River in Bridesburg was remapped from industrial zoning to Waterfront Redevelopment zoning for a proposed 720-unit housing…

    • Squilla introduces old overlay to new zoning code, aiming to keep special Delaware riverfront rules in place

Squilla introduces old overlay to new zoning code, aiming to keep special Delaware riverfront rules in place

An amendment to prevent a lapse in the special zoning designed to protect the Central Delaware Riverfront from development contrary to the city's waterfront goals was added to a zoning code…

    • Try to stay cool today - it's going to be another hot and humid one.
Eyes on the Street

AVI and abatement | Franklintown booms | better community-based policing | Bridesburg remembers | urban foraging | culture coworking

Happy Tuesday, Streeters. We hope you had a swell if not sweltering Memorial Day. Today is going to be another hot one, and an excessive heat warning will be in…

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CDAG's overlay angst: Group worries about blocked river views, developments fronted with parking lots and too much signage

Members of the Central Delaware Advocacy Group are concerned that changes in the latest draft of the Central Delaware Overlay could result in blocked river views, developments fronted with parking lots…

    • I-95, our very own waterfront highway. | photo by Bradley Maule, 2009

Eyes on the Street exclusive: On Beyond I-95, or nothing lasts forever

The panel at Thursday night’s forum on urban highway removal may have been preaching to the converted, but the fact that Philadelphia is starting to have a public conversation about altering…

    • Aerial of Northeast Water Pollution Control Plant | phillywatersheds.org
Eyes on the Street

Biogas-to-energy facility for PWD plant in Bridesburg

Aerial of Northeast Water Pollution Control Plant | phillywatersheds.org The Philadelphia Water Department has awarded a $47.5 million contract to a Massachusetts renewable energy firm to build a biogas-to-energy facility at…

    • CDAG heartened at Squilla's stance on zoning ordinances, plans open letter to city council

CDAG heartened at Squilla's stance on zoning ordinances, plans open letter to city council

Central Delaware Advocacy Group members liked what First District Councilman Mark Squilla had to say about single-parcel zoning legislation at their Thursday night meeting.Squilla said he would only introduce such…

    • The current Columbia Avenue and a prospective future

Ideas for the Columbia Avenue Connector project

The Columbia Avenue of the future will likely be lined with trees, but just how many specimens remains under discussion.Some neighbors of the Fishtown street are concerned about sacrificing parking…

Development Workshop Inc. requests hearing

The friction between the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and a group of commercial real estate developers has surfaced again.Craig Schelter, executive director of Development Workshop Inc., has filed a request…

Mayor Nutter and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation host two public engagement opportunities on the Central Delaware Riverfront

The Civic Vision for the Central Delaware takes another step forward in two public meetings in the next two weeks, and I hope that you will be able to attend both…

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    • SugarHouse expansion rendering | Cope Linder Architects

From Eyes on the Street: Considering SugarHouse at “Year Won”

Last weekend SugarHouse celebrated “Year Won.” But was its first year a winner? Let’s review. The Inquirer reported Sunday that SugarHouse’s first year was marked by growing pains. The piece…

Master Plan for the Central Delaware and the Race Street Pier Win Commonwealth Awards from 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania

Contact:  Laurie HeinerichsDelaware River Waterfront Corporation (215) 629 -3218, (267) 228-1990 (cell)lheinerichs@delawareriverwaterfrontcorp.com The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has received two awards from the 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania during the…

    • PennDOT gets more feedback on I-95 redo. Final designs coming by fall

PennDOT gets more feedback on I-95 redo. Final designs coming by fall

Earlier this week, PennDOT representatives reported back to folks who live along the I-95 corridor, near the area between Shackamaxon and Palmer streets, with some mock-ups of what their ideas for…

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