The Future Of Philadelphia's Waterfront

New political willpower demonstrated by Philadelphia's mayor, a state senator, and Governor Rendell has opened the door for much-needed development in the area.

"AS OF LATE, many had given up hope of transforming the Delaware waterfront into a successful urban space."

"We may finally have our chance. Gov. Rendell recently put a moratorium on developing state-owned property along the river, and announced that he, Mayor Street and Sen. Vince Fumo propose creating a nonprofit to bring in national advisers, analyze and structure the Delaware's development.

The emphasis on planning is critical, the idea of bringing in experts is promising, and the shared commitment of the city and state gives hope. But while providing the opportunity to fix some mistakes, this proposal opens the door to many new ones."

Thanks to Gregory Heller

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