Delaware Waterfront News - Week of April 19

Central Delaware ‘POD’ rules vague, opponents say
April 20, 2010

By Thomas J. Walsh
For PlanPhilly

The not uncommon three-way power struggle between the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, various neighborhood associations and a coalition of commercial real estate developers played out again Tuesday afternoon, when the Planning Commission adopted “plan of development” (POD) regulations for the Central Delaware Riverfront Overlay District.

This time the commissioners found themselves in the position of being opposed by both the developers and the community groups, who complained that the rules are open to misinterpretation, are too “open-ended” and lack clarity and definitive terms.

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