Philly Block Project

Planners release draft proposal for River Wards

June 7, 2016

EXCERPT: The Philadelphia City Planning Commission has released a draft plan for the River Wards, the area of the city stretching north along the Delaware River from Fishtown to Bridesburg and west across Kensington…

…The plan, drafted after three public meetings and with input from online comments, focuses on a number of issues: investing in commercial corridors, preserving industrial land, and improving pedestrian safety. Preserving industrial land has been a major priority for Councilman Bobby Henon, who represents part of the area. A full third of land in the River Wards is currently used for industry and more than half is zoned for industrial use, according to the plan.