Lux townhouses are coming to a flood-...

Lux townhouses are coming to a flood-prone island off the coast of Manayunk

City Council has given the green light on a contested rezoning that will allow residential development in a floodplain nestled between the Schuylkill River and the Manayunk Canal on Venice Island. The council voted unanimously on Thursday to approve the zoning tweak, which will allow 68 luxury townhouses and 128 parking spaces to rise on the waterfront site, now a tangle of overgrown brush and weeds.

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