Plan to Restore Philadelphia Waterfront Praised by AIA New York State
The Master Plan for the Central Delaware has received a 2013 Award of Excellence from AIA New York State. The goal of this 30-year plan is to transform this six-mile length of Philadelphia's Central Delaware River Waterfront into an authentic extension of the thriving city and vibrant neighborhoods immediately to its west, breathing life back into a post-industrial waterfront once at the heart of Philadelphia's economy.
Philadelphia is a city that is informal, innovative, proud, relaxed, walkable, resilient, and vibrant. The Master Plan outlines a phased strategy for bringing those qualities to the Delaware waterfront, creating region-serving amenities, and reconnecting the city's residents and visitors with a six-mile, 1,130-acre length of Philadelphia's Central Delaware River. The project will be presented at the AIA New York State annual convention September 25-27, 2013 in Syracuse, New York.
Work on the Master Plan started in 2003 by the Philadelphia firm Wallace, Roberts & Todd, was picked up by Penn Praxis in 2005, and finalized in 2011 by a large team that included Cooper, Robertson & Partners, KieranTimberlake, and OLIN.