Monday, July 6, 2015

Industry, not homes, for riverfront site

Henon targets Bridesburg tract

Industry, not homes, for riverfront site

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City councilman Bobby Henon, lately named to cochair Mayor Nutter's maunfacturing task force, is starting to look serious about helping Philadelphia regain factory jobs: He's proposed rezoning 67 Delaware River-side acres in Bridesburg, once home to the Philadelphia Coke works that smelted coal into fuel for steel mills, from its recent residential designation (a 720-unit development proposal there failed), to industrial zoning, in hopes of luring an unnamed company that is also scouting sites in Chicago, writes PhillyPlan.org here.

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