DRWC Adopts the Central Delaware Waterfront Master Plan

One step closer to being officially the master plan for the Central Delaware Waterfront, the plan was unanimously adopted by the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation Friday and now heads to the Philadelphia City Planning Commission.  Community groups praised the plan, which calls for extension of the street grid; the establishment of public spaces every half mile, linked by a waterfront trail, and mixed use development.

Landowners still fear the trails and public right of ways will amount to a public taking of private land.  They think the uncertainty the plan brings to the land's future would hamper potential development opportunities.  DRWC officials say the zoning requirements that will grow out of the plan are similar to those commonly used elsewhere, and are not problematic.

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