The Future of the River: Master Plan Update
Thanks to everyone who attended Riverfront North Partnership’s two community meetings this spring to gather feedback for the upcoming Master Plan update. Below you will find information that was shared at these meetings.
These seven boards were presented at the community meetings and made suggestions on ways we can activate the riverfront, and improve the walking or biking experience from Northeast Philadelphia neighborhoods . You can read them before or as you take the survey.
This map was also presented at the community meetings. On this map, you can see the proposed Connector Streets and the draft short- and long-term changes that are being suggested.
The original North Delaware Riverfront Greenway Master Plan was developed 13 years ago and was a catalyst for the creation of Riverfront North Partnership. The vision for the trail between Allegheny Avenue and the Bucks County line is nearly there – the majority is constructed or due to be completed by the mid-2020s. Now Riverfront North is asking area residents and greenway users how they should steer the focus of the organization for the next 10-20 years.
The updated Master Plan will look at connecting Northeast Philadelphia neighborhoods more directly with the riverfront along designated “Connector Streets.” This will include making the river more welcoming by softening physical and psychological barriers (I-95 and neighboring industry) through street right-of-way improvements. Other future efforts include expansion of open space and trail amenities along the river, increased programming and stewardship opportunities, and the establishment of both land- and water-based natural habitats.
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