Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Breaking: A Great Lawn At Penn’s Landing Just One Of Several Terrific Waterfront Plans Gift-Wrapped And Hand-Delivered To Mayor Nutter By Penn Praxis

Looks fricking fantastic right?

Penn Praxis, remember them?? — They’re that awesome "clinical" arm of the Penn School of Design who last year worked so tirelessly to come up with a logical, sustainable and comprehensive plan for the Central Delaware River Waterfront… Something no one had been able to do for decades… — Yes? Well they’re back and this Thursday they’re hosting a public unveiling about what Philadelphia should do next to accomplish said plan.

Titled “An Action Plan for the Central Delaware: 2008-2018," the presentation will be held this Thursday at the Independence Seaport Museum.

And what's really awesome is that it’s finally time for action. The Vision is great, and it had to come first, but now this action plan is taking that vision and giving it a practical road map … "ten steps over the next ten years to allow Philadelphia to realize a truly world-class riverfront."

Moreover, please recall that Penn's Landing has been messing with the minds of Philadelphia Mayors for decades. Thankfully Mayor Street finally realized that he had to defer to experts and he called upon Penn Praxis. We can only hope Mayor Nutter realizes how lucky he is to have all the work that Penn Praxis has done over the past two years sitting there waiting for him to act on. And that the Vision now has 'An Action Plan' to accompany it. Seriously, Nutts, what more could you ask for??

The 'Action Plan' will be presented to Mayor Nutter and his deputy mayor for planning and economic development, Andy Altman. (Hopefully, both will be in attendance on Thursday.)

Harris Steinberg, Mr. Penn Praxis himself, penned a good op-ed in the Inquirer this weekend with some more background.

Read it and remember:

Thursday, June 26
6:30 pm
Independence Seaport Museum
More info and RSVP here

So now really the only questions that remains is: what will Mayor Nutter do with all this good great amazing stuff?

Mr. Mayor, your move.

Don't disappoint.

Op-Ed: A Civic Vision - Mayor Nutter's new planning requirement for developments comes at a crucial time for the central Delaware riverfront [ Philadelphia Inquirer ]
EVENT - An Action Plan for the Central Delaware: 2008-2018 - It's Our Riverfront. Let's Take it to the Next Level [ Plan Philly ]

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