Join Date: Jun 2006
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DO you see a pattern there? I know some people who worked on all those projects. I was told the only reason marinas were put in those designs was to appease the people who wanted some type of water front access. After the permits came though, the plans to build each of thise marinas were scrapped (i.e., the developers never intended to build the marinas)
There have been attempts at more up-market marinas in Philadelphia but none have got very far.
The Waterfront Square development had a marina in its original plan, and the marina is still in the condo documents, but was never built.
The Sugar House Casino proposal included a marina, but lots of scaling back including no marina.
The Foxwoods Casino that did not get as far as ground breaking for many reasons also included a marina.
Marinas at high property value locations cannot stand alone financially and need to be part of a value added feature to a larger development. The Penn-Praxis master plan for the central waterfront includes more marina locations, but without investors in major waterfront developments they are unlikely to happen.
There isn't a device on this world that can measure the indifference I have for that statement.