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Has anyone looked at the waterfront development plan?

I thought KYW said they were going to have a link to the plans on their site, but I can't find anything.

Re: Has anyone looked at the waterfront development plan?

  • not yet - but very willing to see it.  standby.
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  • Does anyone watch "Inside Story" on channel 6 - it's on Sunday mornings after "This Week".

    Anyway, mr. eagles loves This Week and we usually watch Inside Story afterwards.  I forget who it was, but last Sunday one of the panelists said they had heard from the inside that Philadelphia will never actually get a casino.

    I am going to look for the exact quote and who said it...

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  • Very cool, thank you NOV!!

    I think I do support casinos along the waterfront (only) in Philadelphia, HOWEVER, I do think they would have to be linked in with and synergistic with development plans such as these.  You don't want a casino surrounded by abandoned piers, because then the volume of people in to the city are only spending their money IN the casino.  If you can have a casino (and not slots only, hello, ghetto!) and LINK IT to its surroundings and encourage people to leave the casino and spend money in nearby shops and restaurants, then I think it could work. (WITH major fixes to local Interstates and mass transit systems).

  • I agree. 

    The plans look nice, and it probably could work. they just need to get off their duffs and start working.  Penn Treaty park is a nice little park to visit.  Why can't they just continue that down the river.  Our river front looks shitty,shitty I tell you.

  • Honestly, I think Sugarhouse makes more sense than Foxwoods and I live in NoLibs.  Or move it further south - there is all that empty land down there with only that strip club.  Why put it right near an already ridiculously crowded area on Delaware Ave?

    Totally agree about slots only=ghetto. 

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    I agree. 

    The plans look nice, and it probably could work. they just need to get off their duffs and start working.  Penn Treaty park is a nice little park to visit.  Why can't they just continue that down the river.  Our river front looks shitty,shitty I tell you.

     

    are we the only city where WALMART gets riverfront property? unfuckingbelievable. 

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  • there are so many empty lots on the water front in S.Philly,  fine put up your silly little casions, but do something about the traffic!!!!
  • NOV, exactly - WTF do they have to put it in the Walmart's backyard?

    As meldot so eloquently said, why is Walmart on the waterfront anyway?

    Wow, is this Local Politics Friday or something?

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  • i think that they should model Philly after Phoenixville - its a proven formula.
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    i think that they should model Philly after Phoenixville - its a proven formula.

     

    does that mean we get a blobfest??? sweet. 

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  • don't be haten' on my ghettofabulous walmart.
  • here's an even better idea, tear down the Walmart!!!!!!!!!
  • I haven't read the whole plan but I think it's a step in the right direction. I think this new waterfront iniative will stop other bad development (like the shady Walmart) from going on the waterfront, and have more pedestrian access, parks, etc. I don't know how I feel about the casinos.....
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  • One of the board members from my work and one of my neighborhood association members worked on the plan. I am so so on the plans, just because I have a bad feeling the casinos are going to win out, and the plans will be failure (by design)

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