Frankford Arsenal buildings to be demolished to make way for new sububan style shopping mall on Delaware Waterfront.
Free Parking. Big Box Stores. New Highway exit with direct highway access to mall.
Spirit News Papers
Spirit Community Newspapers
"The creation of the 500,000-square-foot shopping center, endorsed by the community and local business and civic associations, is expected to create at least 250 construction jobs during its development and, upon completion, more than 1,000 retail jobs.
The $50 million shopping center is key to preserving the historical infrastructure of the Arsenal. Funds generated from the development of The Shopping Center at the ARSENAL will help maintain and preserve the "Certified Historic Structures" in the southern section of the Arsenal. These include several 194-year-old buildings that by 1940 served as the preeminent site for the production of military ammunition in the United States. These buildings now are home to two charter schools – Maritime Academy Charter School and The Franklin Town Charter High School – as well as several businesses including Thomson Reuters and The Philadelphia Rare Books and Manuscripts Company."
NE Philly will most likely get their riverfront trail first to connect some great waterfront parks they already have.
The NE waterfront.
(it's behind a prison for disclosure but still..)
If you don't come up with millions of rules (The mess of CDAG/Praxis/neighborhood groups/grids 100 foot setbacks on the south Delaware etc) maybe things start to happen.