Planning Philadelphia’s Central Delaware riverfront

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The Delaware River remains one of the Philadelphia metropolitan area’s underdeveloped and untapped resources, about a decade after the first steps were taken to gather community input in Philadelphia’s River Wards. But much work is taking place along the Central Delaware, from the construction of public parks at the Race Street Pier and Pier 53 near Washington Street to the SugarHouse casino and its riverfront trail. This evening, Mayor Nutter and a host of city officials and hired consultants will lead a workshop that’s been billed as the last chance “for the general public to provide feedback to help shape the plan for the waterfront.” And today, some of those leaders join Marty in studio to discuss the past, present and especially the future of the Central Delaware riverfront. TOM CORCORAN is president of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, and before that, he led the Cooper’s Ferry Development Association across the river in Camden. MARILYN JORDAN TAYLOR is a board member of the DRWC and its Planning Committee Chair in addition to her main job as Dean of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. And ALAN GREENBERGER is Philadelphia’s Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.

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