Friday, November 27, 2015

Industry, not homes, for riverfront site

Henon targets Bridesburg tract

Industry, not homes, for riverfront site


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 here.

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