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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…

    • PennDOT's proposed design for Richmond and Cambria streets

PennDOT pleased to meet with waterfront advocates, but says I-95 widening is largely dictated by safety, efficiency standards

Image above shows PennDOT's proposed design for Richmond and Cambria streets. Concerned that the scheduled widening of I-95 through the Central Delaware Waterfront area could exacerbate the separation of city and…

    • Photo taken in May shows that DRWC fencing was cut

Exclusive: Teens using waterfront trail, piers in Pennsport for drinking parties

Organization that controls the trail and piers says it will change security procedures; police will reportedly increase patrols. Pennsport Civic Pres. says an improved community/river connection would bring more people and…

    • Old City resident Mike Daddario and Winston

Part of Penn's Landing literally goes to the dogs

Yo Philly dogs! Tell your people there's a new place to play on the Delaware River. Old City residents Mike Daddario and Jeff Meteer brought their dogs and one they were…

    • Lower Northwest: A different kind of vacancy. Courtesy PCPC

In Lower Northwest Philadelphia, a different kind of vacancy

In rural Shawmont Valley, the empty spaces aren't abandoned houses or factories, but former agricultural land. The Lower Northwest District Plan will look at preservation. Other issues in the district that…

    • Spruce Street Harbor Park  | Groundswell Design Group
Eyes on the Street

Waterfront Working: 3 signs of progress on the Central Delaware

In June 2013 City Council passed a zoning overlay that gives the Master Plan for the Central Delaware its teeth. Now, a year later, there are positive signs that Philly is…

    • Work in progress at Pier 53. Photo courtesy DRWC.

A sneak peek at the transformation of Pier 53

While the city's former immigration pier won't officially open as the latest Delaware River park until August, a sneak peek at that history, and the current ecology, happens later this month.…

    • Manayunk and Green Lane from Harry Olson trail

Contract awarded, construction on Manayunk Bridge Trail to start summer 2014

Lower Merion Township news release CONTACT: Thomas J. Walsh, Public Information Officer, (610) 645-6199 twalsh@lowermerion.org The much-anticipated contract to extend the Cynwyd Heritage Trail over the Manayunk Bridge was awarded this…

    • Schuylkill River as an
Eyes on the Street

DAGspace: Envisioning Schuylkill Banks and the Lower Schuylkill River

In a new DAGspace column, architect Sean O’Rourke challenges us to think about the Schuylkill River itself as we envision the redevelopment of this vital swath through the center of Philadelphia. …

    • Live Nation's Festival Pier rendering | Groundswell Design Group
Eyes on the Street

Beach-meets-city at new Festival Pier space

Festival Pier at Penn's Landing debuts its new Shore-inspired look and vibe with Friday's Wired Fest. Groundswell Design Group principal David Fierabend describes the space as “an urban beach summer-time…

    • Launching the skiff Nemo, which was built at the museum.

Boat race, scavenger hunt tie city's two rivers together

This weekend, canoes, kayaks, skiffs and whale boats will race around Philadelphia via the city's two rivers. Saturday's Walnut2Walnut Regatta is part of the latest Independence Seaport Museum effort to remind…

    • May 1 flood damage, Photo courtesy of Fairmount Water Works
Eyes on the Street

Fairmount Water Works still recovering from May 1 flood

The rainstorm that flooded the Schuylkill Banks, left passengers stranded on the roof of a SEPTA bus and forced the grade-level CSX pedestrian crossing at Locust Street to close, also…

    • Rendering of 1 Water Street. Varenhorst

Design committee has praise, questions for One Water Street proposal

Members of the Civic Design Review committee praised developer PMC Property Group on Tuesday for commissioning a 250-unit apartment complex on the Central Delaware waterfront that doesn’t violate any major principles…

    • The reconfigured and reconstructed west branch of Indian Creek, Photo courtesy of PWD
Eyes on the Street

City "daylights" first creek, restoring it from sewer to stream

Beneath Philly’s streets lies approximately 3,000 miles of sewers - both manmade channels and creeks that were capped and incorporated into the sewer system as the city developed. Now, thanks to…

    • CHOP's new rendering, facing the river. Pelli Clarke Pelli architects.

Planning endorses zoning relief for CHOP's Schuylkill Ave. project

Approval came with provisos: CHOP must flesh out plans for future phases, work with the community on those plans, and seek rezoning of the site from industrial to mixed use. Planning…

    • Proposed site of AAA

Planning Commission rejects AAA's waterfront plan

The Philadelphia City Planning Commission (PCPC) has rejected AAA's plan to open a travel/insurance/car repair shop at 1601 S. Columbus Boulevard in Pennsport, with the majority agreeing the proposal is too…

    • Rendering of proposed River Walk project, 23rd and Arch streets | NP International

Bills would allow new mixed-use development on Schuylkill waterfront in Center City

A proposal is in place to adjust the zoning regulations for two properties at 23rd and Arch streets to make way for River Walk, a mixed-use apartment complex of unknown dimensions.…

    • Frankford Arsenal site

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…

    • 1 Water Street model; Varenhorst, architect

250 apartments planned for site near Ben Franklin Bridge

A group of waterfront advocates say the by-right proposal proves the Central Delaware Overlay and base zoning are not too restrictive PMC Property Group hopes to break ground on a 250-unit…

    • CHOP's new rendering, facing the river. Pelli Clarke Pelli architects.

Guest opinion: CHOP's Schuylkill River plan should include creation of a neighborhood

Employer-assisted housing expert Dan Hoffman says including housing in the development and otherwise encouraging employees to become city residents would benefit CHOP, the city, and the surrounding neighborhoods. The current design…

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