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Callowhill: History a Large Consideration as Rail Park Construction Continues

Callowhill: History a Large Consideration as Rail Park Construction Continues

The first phase of the Rail Park on the former Reading Viaduct in Callowhill is set to open in June at a cost of $10.3 million paid for by contributions from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, City of Philadelphia, William Penn Foundation, Knight Foundation, Poor Richard’s Charitable Trust, Friends of the Rail Park and others. The […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

The Waterfront: Five People Making a Difference

The Waterfront: Five People Making a Difference

People from across the city are constantly working towards making the Schuylkill and Delaware waterfronts better for Philadelphia. From revitalizing the rivers themselves to improving the green spaces around them, here are five people making a difference on the Philadelphia waterfronts. Justin DiBerardinis Justin DiBerardinis (above), who works in community outreach at Bartram’s Garden, is […]