The Master Plan for the Central Delaware Waterfront is set to be voted on by the board of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation at its Friday meeting.
The master plan is to be the city’s guide for the revitalization of the Central Delaware River waterfront, from Oregon to Allegheny avenues, for decades to come. Work on it began during former Mayor John Street’s administration, and it has been one of the Nutter administration’s priorities.
Basic principals in the plan include extending the street grid to the waterfront; creating or maintaining open space every half mile and linking those park areas with a multi-purpose, waterfront trail; developing public property with mixed-use development, including residential, commercial, recreational and entertainment; and using the public space development as a lure to encourage private development.
The DRWC, the quasi-city agency overseeing the plan, has sought public input on all the various plan components, and on the draft plan in its entirety. See the plan here. The public comment period on the draft ended in August. Staff made revisions based in part on those comments. Not every comment resulted in a change. See a summary of the comments received and the response here.
Provided the Master Plan is adopted by the DRWC board, it will head to the Philadelphia City Planning Commission for its approval.