Port Richmond: New Construction Connects The River Wards

Port Richmond: New Construction Connects The River Wards

Down on Richmond Street, at the intersection of East Clearfield Street, traffic is sparse. An occasional 18-wheeler drives down the road and most of the stores, from the bakery to the bar to the bookstore, remain empty. Only a few blocks south, Richmond Street is closed underneath the I-95 underpass. The construction has caused slow […]

 

Waterfront: Pier by Pier, Delaware River Group Aims to Make Philly Greener

Waterfront: Pier by Pier, Delaware River Group Aims to Make Philly Greener

If you manage to avoid sliding down the soggy slope that separates Wal-Mart from the uninviting, trash-ridden space that is Pier 68 in South Philadelphia, you’ll see a sign of things to come. Nestled between signs warning of danger, video surveillance and prosecution for trespassing, is a sign promising something better in the future. “Coming […]

 

Delaware Waterfront: Eliminating Stigmas and Creating Links

Delaware Waterfront: Eliminating Stigmas and Creating Links

The physical barriers that have separated the Delaware River waterfront from Center City have created a stigma that the two locations are not related. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation is on a mission to break down that stigma and rejoin Philadelphia with its waterfront, both literally and culturally. “Our ultimate goal is to reconnect the […]

 

Delaware Waterfront: Spruce Street Harbor Park Opens to the Public

Delaware Waterfront: Spruce Street Harbor Park Opens to the Public

This summer, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation unveils the latest component of its master plan to revitalize and rebuild a stretch of the city largely unused in the recent past. Spruce Street Harbor Park had its grand opening to the public on Friday, June 27. Visitors began arriving at the front gates almost an hour […]

 

Pennsport: A Look Behind the Development of Pier 68

Pennsport: A Look Behind the Development of Pier 68

Initial repairs for South Philadelphia’s Pier 68 are to begin shortly. The pier, located behind the Wal-Mart on Columbus Boulevard in Pennsport, is to receive a major renovation. The project will transform the centurys old pier from an abandoned slab of concrete and wood into a new fishing dock and green space. Part of the […]

 

Waterfront: More Than Just A Trail

Waterfront: More Than Just A Trail

As the rough winter of 2013-2014 gives way to warmer weather, Philadelphians and tourists alike have slowly popped up along the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers like plant life getting its first glimpse of the sun after months stuck indoors or underground. To match the sense of anticipation and excitement circulating throughout the city, a number […]

 

Waterfront: Cyclists Troubled By Delaware Trails

Waterfront: Cyclists Troubled By Delaware Trails

When the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation installed the Penn Street Bike Trail off of Columbus Boulevard, it showcased the potential success of a fluid bike trail separated from traffic along the Delaware River. Central in the DRWC’s master plan for the Delaware, which was released in the fall of 2011 and began to be implemented […]

 Drew Russin, Mike Kitay and Jennifer Robnett

The Philadelphia Waterfront: Places To Know On The Delaware

The Philadelphia Waterfront: Places To Know On The Delaware

The Delaware River Waterfront is in the midst of a complete transformation. The Delaware River Waterfront Corporation, along with the Philadelphia Port Authority and private investors, are helping to transform neglected piers and waterfront property into parks, paths, art installations and galleries, music venues, condominiums and restaurants. DRWC aims to increase accessibility, offer more free […]