Weekly Update (October 25 – October 31st)

Another busy week for waterfront issues and projects in Philadelphia!

First, PennFuture’s Coalition for Philadelphia’s Riverfronts released an important study that details the economic and health benefits of a continuous waterfront greenway on both of Philadelphia’s rivers.  Steve Weixler, CDAG’s chair, participated in the press conference and stated that, “the public from all parts of the city must be able to experience the river’s edge.” Read this interesting report:  THE POTENTIAL ECONOMIC,ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH, AND QUALITY OF LIFE BENEFITS OF A FULLY CONNECTEDWATERFRONT GREENWAY IN PHILADELPHIA

Second, Washington Avenue Green was officially opened to the public on Wednesday, October 27, 2010! This new green space was praised for being the city’s first first step in the revitalization of the Central Delaware waterfront.  We are VERY excited to see this wonderful new public space along the riverfront. It bodes well for the future!

Kellie Patrick Gates of PlanPhilly has been covering the entire Washington Avenue Green process since the beginning.  Click here for coverage of the grand opening, including video and images.

For more information about Washington Avenue Green visit the DRWC website.

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