Posted on December 23, 2010 by cdagers
Last week we received word that the Planning Commission gave its approval to allow the sale of a former water department pumping station located at the base of Race Street along the Delaware River. Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe proposes turning the building into a waterfront arts center. The arts organization plans to house a black box theater, two rehearsal studios, offices, and a bar and restaurant.
Here at CDAG we are excited about this potential use. It is consistent with the vision for the waterfront and we feel that this could be a great addition to the arts community as well as a great attraction for the riverfront.
For more information, click here to read Kellie Patrick Gates’ article on PlanPhilly.
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Posted on December 16, 2010 by cdagers
Today’s big news is that the Gaming Board revoked Foxwoods’ license. PlanPhilly reports that the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board voted 6-1 Thursday to rescind the license granted in 2006.
This is good news for our waterfront! The city and the DRWC are nearing completion of the master plan for the central Delaware and the draft plan includes several scenarios for the area around the Foxwoods site. CDAG will be sure to keep its hear to pulse and keep the public up to date on the status of the site.
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Posted on December 14, 2010 by cdagers
PlanPhilly’s Nick Gilewicz continues his in-depth look at the proposed new zoning code. Nick’s articles offer an interesting read and he does a great job of breaking the code down. Also check out Fix It Philly’s Zoning Watch for more information.
CDAG continues to follow the progress of the proposed revisions. Recently, the Zoning Code Commission published the most recent draft of the code.
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Posted on December 3, 2010 by cdagers
Mural Arts and New Kensington Community Development Corporation worked together on a series of Take Me to the River art installations. On Saturday December 4th, Miriam Singer’s mural will be unveiled. Attend the dedication ceremony at 2pm at Delaware Avenue and Columbia Avenue.
In conjunction, the Penn Treaty Museum will host a three-day exhibition about Penn Treaty Park. The museum will be open 6-8 p.m. on Friday December 3rd and 12-6 p.m. Saturday (December 4th) and Sunday (December 5th).
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