In Pennsport, Another Test For Riverfront Zoning Overlay

 

“Rendering of Liberty on the River proposal as seen from northernmost pier.” | Barton Partners

“Rendering of Liberty on the River proposal as seen from northernmost pier.” | Rendering: Barton Partners

  • Maryland-based developer K4 is pushing Councilman Mark Squilla to “tweak” the 2013 zoning overlay of the central Delaware waterfront to allow for additional height bonuses for its proposed residential high-rises between Washington Avenue and Reed Street in Pennsport, reports The Inquirer’s Jacob Adelman. Yet Harris Steinberg, who as executive director of PennPraxis spearheaded the effort to impose an overlay that would enliven the riverfront’s industrial parcels while better connecting them to Center City, remains unimpressed, stressing that the current plan for this “Liberty on the River” development has too much parking and too little open air.
  • Naked Philly is excited to report that Blackstone Development has finally begun construction on Liberty Square, a three-building, 300,000-square-foot Piazza-like project bringing more than 200 apartment units to the South Kensington market.
About the author

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.

Send a message!



1 Comment


  1. CDAG lives in a world of its own creation – their desire to reduce car traffic contradicts with the requirements of people who need a car to drive to work, buy groceries, visit family and friends. That is why there is zero development on the riverfront to accomodate apartments, condos and housing. They tried to revoke a permit obtained by AAA to construct a service building only to fail miserably as the permit was legally obtained by AAA. Hopefully this project will proceed as some aspects are by right with height bonuses to be determined later.

Leave a Reply

Comment moderation is enabled, no need to resubmit any comments posted.

Recent Posts
Waking The Quakers As Callowhill Stirs

Waking The Quakers As Callowhill Stirs

November 21, 2018  |  Harry K's Encyclopedia

Harry K. takes us inside an old Quaker meeting house at 6th and Noble that was leveled with the rest of East Callowhill during urban renewal. The industrial area is springing back to life after decades of desolation > more

L&I An Overlooked Asset To Historic Preservation Efforts

L&I An Overlooked Asset To Historic Preservation Efforts

November 16, 2018  |  Vantage

Dana Rice looks at "demolition by neglect" and the potential of the Department of Licenses and Inspections as an unlikely ally in the fight to solve Philly's preservation crisis > more

The Making & Breaking Of The Philadelphia Commercial Museum

The Making & Breaking Of The Philadelphia Commercial Museum

November 14, 2018  |  Vantage

Edward Duffy takes us back when industry, commerce, and foreign trade flooded the halls of the Philadelphia Commercial Museum, the first institution of its kind in the United States > more

Rare Books Department At FLP Examines A City In Transition

Rare Books Department At FLP Examines A City In Transition

November 9, 2018  |  News

Affordable housing, displacement and gentrification, demolition for redevelopment--sounds a lot like today's local headlines, but Philly has been dealing with these issues for decades. This and more is addressed in the new exhibition, "Philadelphia: The Changing City," now on view at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Ali Roseberry-Polier has the review. > more

Dispatch From the Dolomites: Lamenting the Loss of Northern Italy's Philly Twin

Dispatch From the Dolomites: Lamenting the Loss of Northern Italy’s Philly Twin

November 7, 2018  |  Vantage

Contributor Ann de Forest dials home from Italy where she visits a little chapel that, until recently, had a sibling on Christian Street > more

Secluded Stone Stairway On Lincoln Drive Revealed

Secluded Stone Stairway On Lincoln Drive Revealed

November 2, 2018  |  Vantage

A mysterious set of stairs next to Monoshone Creek leads Sharon Barr on a path to uncover its origins > more