The proposal has earned community support, but a group of residents living on Allen Street oppose the project. The ZBA has yet to grant needed variances for the project.
Core Realty's “Canal St. North Project” would bring a large music venue, a bar, restaurant, bowling alley and retail space to the waterfront in Fishtown. Residents are worried about parking, but voted in support of the development.
Residents in East Kensington are once again fighting to save Emerald Street Park, which has been targeted for development several times in recent years.