These temporary zoning measures are designed to protect the waterfront from development that goes against the city's long-range goals until a master plan and associated zoning are in place. The Central Delaware Master Plan is expected to be finished in January. Zoning that reflects the development goals outlined in the plan will be created, thus taking the place of the temporary guidelines approved on tuesday.
Waterfront Development Is A GO!
Planphilly reported earlier this week that temporary zoning measures were approved tuesday by the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, serving as plan of development guidelines for projects proposed along the seven-mile stretch of the Central Delaware Waterfront from Oregon to Allegheny Avenues. This is a big leap forward considering development has been nearly non-existent on Delaware Avenue for years except for Waterfront Square and Sugar House Casino. The waterfront is crying for development, but responsible and sustainable development.