|Proposed Delaware River Waterfront Park|
*Since today's subject
offers so much information to potentially discuss, use the included
links as your guide. They will help tell the story.Â
If you keep on top of Philadelphia's development scene (either through
this blog, or through other local news sources), this post should not be
much different from anything you have already heard or read. What it
will do is offer insight into how far along we have come.
But for those who are not familiar with the plans that are brewing on Philly's east coast, you will want to start off by reviewing the plans that have already been approved
for the shores of Philadelphia's largest river; the Delaware River.It all started about 5 years ago
when the City of Philadelphia decided that it was time to connect Philadelphians back to their river. Neighborhoods like Fishtown
, Northern Liberties
, and Whitman
all have long histories with the Delaware River. It wasn't until I-95
started being built back in the 1960s that residents were basically
forced to disconnect from their river.
Fast forward to 2012, where the recreational success of the Schuylkill
River has forced our local politicians to think differently about our
largest water source. This latest Philly.com article helps explain where things stand today.
Below are some additional links:A Civic Vision for the Central DelawareAction Plan for the Central Delaware: 2008-2018The Delaware River TrailDeveloping the Waterfront