An Impossible Tradeoff On The Delaware

 

Pier 40

  • It looks like Ensemble Real Estate’s strategy for getting approval from the planning commission to build a residential tower on the waterfront may take a bit of tweaking. Considering that its height is double that of the 100 feet established in the Central Delaware Master Plan, Ensemble apparently thought that they could entice the commission by donating the rest of Pier 40 to the city to be set aside as additional green space within that plan. But as it turns out, no one wants it; it is structurally unsound and any alterations would be cost prohibitive.
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Stephen Currall recently received his BA in history from Arcadia University. Before beginning doctoral studies, he is pursuing his interest in local history, specifically just how Philadelphians engage their vibrant past. Besides skimming through 18th century letters, Steve is also interested in music and travel.



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