Wheeling and dealing for extra height along the Delaware River waterfront

    One Water Street (Rendering courtesy of PMC Property Group)

    One Water Street (Rendering courtesy of PMC Property Group)

    When completed, One Water Street on Columbus Boulevard will offer its luxury apartment house residents a splendid view of the Delaware River. But at 16 stories tall, it may be too high to read the fine print of the agreement the developers signed.

    In exchange for being allowed to build much higher than the 100-foot limit along that stretch of the waterfront, the developers agreed to include 25 affordable-housing units in the building.

    Now, with the building nearly complete, they’ve asked to be relieved of that commitment. 

    Gary Jastrzab, executive director of the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, assessed the situation, and reviewed the city’s goals for the Delaware waterfront, with NewsWorks Tonight host Dave Heller.

    Click through to read Jon Geeting’s PlanPhilly piece, “City to withhold One Water Street’s certificate of occupancy over affordable housing units.”

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