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Waterfront agency, advocacy group review projects

Both the Central Delaware Advocacy Group and the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation spent much of their first meetings of 2014 reviewing the status of on-going waterfront projects. DRWC is the quasi-city…

    • An EPA official at the trail opening ceremony commended the city for its greening efforts
Eyes on the Street

Grant funding for Penn Treaty Park playground and Pulaski Park pier

As part of $38 million in PA Department of Conservation and Natural Resources grants announced last week, two of the city's Delaware waterfront parks will be getting upgrades. The Department of…

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Studio Bryan Hanes to lead Pier 68 fishing focused team

Local landscape architecture and urban design firm Studio Bryan Hanes has been hired to lead the team creating a new fishing focused park at Pier 68, behind the Columbus Boulevard Walmart…

    • William Penn Foundation money helped fund the Race Street Connector

William Penn seeds $5 million more for waterfront access

The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation has received a second $5 million gift from the William Penn Foundation, designated to pay for projects that increase public access to the Central Delaware Waterfront…

    • DRWC trails plan

DRWC to announce new funding and parks, trail, connector projects on the Delaware River waterfront

WHEN: Thursday, October 3, 2013, 1pm WHERE: Race Street Pier, at the intersection of Columbus Boulevard and Race Street WHAT: An announcement of significant new funding for the next phase of…

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Dyottville Glassworks artifacts may be below Wynn Philadelphia site.

Wynn Philadelphia says artifacts from Dyottville Glass Works may lie beneath two small sections of its proposed 60-acre casino site. But the president of the Philadelphia Archaeological Forum, who led a…

    • Dan Keating in front of Keating's casino comparison chart

Wynn Philadelphia project manager: Here's why we're the best bet

The differences between Wynn Philadelphia and the five other groups jousting for Philadelphia's remaining casino license boils down to where their customers would come from, how they would get to the…

    • 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.…

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With overlay in place, future of Central Delaware is in private hands

With the adoption this spring of the Central Delaware Waterfront zoning overlay, the comprehensive visioning process begun six years ago is now as concrete as it’s going to get. Those who…

    • Renaissance Plaza

New Renaissance Plaza: Shorter, greener

A new plan for Renaissance Plaza – the residential and retail complex Carl Marks Real Estate plans to build at the former World Trade Center site on the Delaware River waterfront…

    • Contrary to concerns, riverfront overlay stands until new overlay or new zoning code takes effect.

Central Delaware Overlay passes city council

After more than two years of talks between First District Councilman Mark Squilla, planners, developers, landowners and waterfront advocates, City Council has passed a zoning ordinance designed to shape future development…

    • The Vaux Box

Planning underway for a new river wards history museum

The Native American, colonial and industrial artifacts discovered during I-95 construction through the river wards and a collection of documents and objects commemorating the Treaty of Friendship signed between William Penn…

    • Artist Jody Pinto's Pier 53 Land Buoy at night

Pier 53 designs to be unveiled at Saturday's Eco-Fest

Plans to transform Pier 53 into park space will be unveiled on-site Saturday, during a morning of birdwatching and other ecologically themed events. Plans shown at Friday's Delaware River Waterfront Corporation…

    • Master Plan from DRWC

PCPC: Pass Central Delaware zoning bill with additional river access streets

City council should pass the proposed Central Delaware Riverfront Overlay - legislation designed to shape future development in concert with the principles of the city's plan for the waterfront – the…

    • Central Delaware map

Zoning bill designed to shape development of city's Delaware River master plan goals introduced

Note: An earlier version of this article said that CDAG had no issue with the elimination of Berks Street as a River Access Street. CDAG's position is actually that if Berks…

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Proposed casinos to get report card from Design Advocacy Group

The six Philadelphia casino proposals are about to get a report card from an organization of Philadelphia architects, urban planners and other design professionals. According to an analysis by the Philadelphia…

    • Wynn Philadelphia site plan

City gathers public perspective on casino options

The city won't pick a favorite from the six applicants for Philadelphia's second casino license at April's gaming control board hearings. “We've got no intention of saying 'This is the one,'…

    • wynn site

More details on Wynn proposal coming soon

Steve Wynn says the casino he hopes to build on Richmond Street in Fishtown would include a riverfront trail, a park, and other green space open to the public. The river…

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Schedule for casino candidates' presentations set

The six applicants vying for Philadelphia's second casino license will get 45 minutes to present their ideas to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board on Feb. 12. Three teams of operator-hopefuls will…

    • Height limits DRWC Master Plan for Delaware

Central Delaware overlay nears introduction

Zoning legislation that would create rules for development along the Central Delaware waterfront could be introduced later this month. “That's the goal,” Central Delaware Advocacy Group Vice Chairman Joe Schiavo said…

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