Philly.com has photos of proposed changes which may be coming to the Philadelphia Waterfront. About a month ago, we talked about the opening of the park at Race Street Pier, and it would seem that similar changes may be coming to Penn’s Landing. The pictures depict more green space to the waterfront, as well as extending Market Street, connecting it to the river. Although admittedly, philly.com is light on details of the plans so I had to dig a bit deeper to find out more.
Nakedphilly.com has got their own take on the story(let’s say it’s less than favorable). But I was able to get some more details about the project. The plans will add green space, low-rise housing, but eliminating concerts on the Festival Pier. The other big issue is that the stretch of I-95 between South Street and Market Street, which will remain uncovered. Although the writer’s at nakedphilly.com strongly oppose this aspect of the proposed plan, the debate continues on the comments thread, with many posters offering insightful takes as to why capping I-95 is the wrong move. At this point it’s hard to tell what would be the right move. Few would be against the adding of green space to the Waterfront, as well as making the river more accessible, but the question is what is the best way to make it happen.
Check out the philly.com pics here
And read the article and join the debate at nakedphilly.com
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