Development plans are flooding into the East River Community after the news that key land holders may open up some areas to investors. As seen in the map above, the entirety of the East River may see changes, though it is likely that key areas will retain their charm.
Developers such as Grace Development have suggested a new pattern of zoning which would allow some areas to be active and others “relaxed residential.”
“There should be something for everyone,” said the intern at Grace Development.
Among the changes recommended are the establishment of an “Art Zone” on Muirhead Island (seen in red at center), allowing a number of galleries and mixed use spaces exclusively for the art community, with easy access to river traffic. Another suggestion was to “green” a portion of the river (seen in green) to restore natural habitats and encourage divers and nature lovers.
The intern explained his thinking. “Areas such as Port Kirkstone (orange and red), should be developed into fully functional ports with GTFO capability. Pippen (ERIA) is ready, but a vibrant economy like East River needs more than one port. I think most developers would agree that this is a big chance for the ERC to revitalize.”